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===2005: Marilyn Horn became enamored with Spanish and Hispanic cultures as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru and turned it into her profession===
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Horn grew up in Nebraska and graduated as a sociology major. She went to South America on a YWCA work project which "opened her eyes" to wanting to learn more about the developing cultures rather than sitting in a classroom.  "I’m a convert to Hispanic culture," she said.  Horn decided to join in the Peace Corps before attending graduate school.  "I went to Peru and had fallen in love," she said about the culture. "I never studied Spanish in high school."  Horn learned Spanish while staying in the mountainous region of Peru. "It made me understand how important education was."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026460.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Middletown Press.  "Teacher Adopts A Culture As A Profession"  January 13, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027543.html Headlines: January 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027773.html Secondary Education]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027672.html Hispanic Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027703.html Language]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027923.html Connecticut]  <ref>[http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13740727&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept_id=33198&rfi=6 Middletown Press.  "Teacher Adopts A Culture As A Profession"  January 13, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV L. A. Adams provides online assistance to the village of Cochiraya, designing logos and other elements of their marketing campaign===
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Since July, however, volunteers have banded together to help Cochiraya sell its alpaca textiles to the world. They have offered advice on how to set up and maintain an e-commerce site, arrange for international payments, draft a business plan and even choose a logo. Cochiraya is one of about 50 villages participating in a virtual aid network known as Nabuur, a Dutch nongovernmental organization that was begun in 2001 and is based in Giethoorn. Nabuur strives to be an anti-hierarchical, self-organizing, open-source network whose volunteers help people in the developing world directly, based on what those people ask of them. One such enthusiastic volunteer is L. A. Adams, a Peace Corps veteran who works as an international student adviser at a New York college. Ms. Adams provides online assistance to the village of Cochiraya, designing logos and other elements of their marketing campaign. As one of Nabuur's roughly 1,300 "neighbors," Ms. Adams said she was attracted to how the agency allows for direct contact with the local people, instead of through an intermediary. "It's very rewarding in a way I never thought was possible virtually," she said. "It's just sort of like my Peace Corps experience, but I can sit in my own house." "I come home and the first thing I want to do is log on. I sit behind a computer most of the day, so that's peculiar," she said, adding that she usually puts in more than the recommended 6 to 10 hours per week. "So obviously I'm liking it."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027167.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York Times.  "Virtual Volunteers Listen First, Then Reach Out"  January 27, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027543.html Headlines: January 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027683.html Internet]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]  <ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20050127thursday.html New York Times.  "Virtual Volunteers Listen First, Then Reach Out"  January 27, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Joe Blanchard Named Citizen of the Year" by Community Chest===
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The Community Chest of Port Washington is proud to recognize Joe Blanchard as "Citizen of the Year" for 2004, the highest honor bestowed by the local charity. The Port Washington community is invited to the awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m., held at the Port Washington Public Library. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in International Relations. After college, he joined U.S. Peace Corps. From June 1967 to November 1968, he ran an experimental farm in Peru, dealing with fertilizer experiments, seed programs, chicken-raising program, health programs etc. Then, Joe served the U.S. Army from February 1969 to February 1971, as the Assistant Security Sergeant on a NATO missile base in northern Germany, having 20 people under him.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027169.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Port Washington News.  "Joe Blanchard Named Citizen Of The Year" By Community Chest"  January 28, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027543.html Headlines: January 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://www.antonnews.com/portwashingtonnews/2005/01/28/news/ Port Washington News.  "Joe Blanchard Named Citizen Of The Year" By Community Chest"  January 28, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Peru – Michael Hirsh===
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First having served as a volunteer in Bolivia from 1970 to 1971, Michael Hirsch rejoins the Peace Corps as country director for Peru. Hirsh also served as the Program and Training Officer for Ecuador and as Country Director for the Dominican Republic. He also served USAID in Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Peru, designing and managing development projects. Hirsh and his family live in San Diego, where he has worked with a local non-profit and has operated his own financial planning practice. Hirsh received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and his master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth. Hirsh has two children, Mariana and Maurice.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027501.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps.  "Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In To Serve"  February 4, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029341.html Headlines: February 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027810.html Staff]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027227.html Appointments]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1014 Peace Corps.  "Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In To Serve"  February 4, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank wrote "An American in Peru," a work that combines Jewish and Peruvian music to recount her father's travels in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer===
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Frank's compositions, incorporating South American mythology, art, poetry and folk music into Western classical forms, reflect her Peruvian-Jewish heritage and have been heard across North and South America. Frank is also a concert pianist who recently recorded a CD of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leslie Bassett, and is featured on a forthcoming CD of her chamber music.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029019.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Infozine.  "Award-Winning Composer To Give Lecture, Recital As Artist-In-Residence At Ku"  February 21, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029341.html Headlines: February 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027725.html Music]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/5995/ Infozine.  "Award-Winning Composer To Give Lecture, Recital As Artist-In-Residence At Ku"  February 21, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: A&R Tarpaulins Inc. Vice President Bud Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru in the Peace Corps===
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Weisbart, 64, bought a third of the company in 1978 after 17 years as a social services administrator for Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Weisbart's wife, Carmen, joined A&R in 1989. She is president of the company.  Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru.  He spent time in the Peace Corps in 1963.  Weisbart realized that the social service work he wanted to do would be difficult to accomplish as a public servant because funds were not available at the time. So he turned to business.  "My passion was developing programs based on needs to address issues among youth. Now we do the same conceptual thing in designing products and services in companies," Weisbart said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2029310.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The San Bernardino Business Press.  "Seeking Tent Stakes In Japan"  February 28, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029341.html Headlines: February 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://www.thebizpress.com/profiles/stories/BP_News_Local_bp0228_profile.58687.html The San Bernardino Business Press.  "Seeking Tent Stakes In Japan"  February 28, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey in Peru===
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"I received a disturbing phone call from my Peace Corps boss today. He wanted to know about 8 murders that had taken place in La Esperanza on Sunday."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033456.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "March 1, 2005"  March 1, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027789.html Safety and Security of Volunteers]  <ref>[http://lindseyinperu.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_lindseyinperu_archive.html#111065562390374508 Personal Web Site.  "March 1, 2005"  March 1, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo, Victor Lama De===
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There has been no experience in my life so transforming as my three years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru thirty-five years ago, and one of the parts of that experience that still speaks to me most is having had the opportunity to hear César Vallejo's poems recited in their original language in the Andean world in which they were conceived.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2029306.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027770.html Poetry]  <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3Q2C3YUU8HKTB/ref=cm_aya_rev_more/102-1787295-2408910?%5Fencoding=UTF8 Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo===
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The poem "Piedra Negra sobre una Piedra Blanca" distills the suffering and demonstrates the courage with which César Vallejo faced life. Composed in 1936 while he was absorbed by the Loyalist cause in Spain, Vallejo foresaw his own death in the poem when he wrote: "Me moriré en París con aguacero, un día del cual tengo ya el recuerdo" - a death that was to occur two years later at age 46 when he died of an intestinal infection in a Paris sanitorium  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2029650.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027770.html Poetry]  <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3Q2C3YUU8HKTB/ref=cm_aya_rev_more/102-1787295-2408910?%5Fencoding=UTF8 Amazon.  "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived."  March 3, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Barbara Mainster honored===
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Two of her most notable accomplishments include: setting up a birth control project in Peru while in the Peace Corps and helping to develop RCMA from three child centers in one county serving one hundred kids, to over seventy centers and programs in twenty counties serving over 6,000 kids. Barbara's greatest inspiration comes from the very people RCMA serves - migrant parents who, even without legal status, work so hard believing they can create a better future for their own children against tremendous odds. Barbara, whose late husband was the love of her life, has four children (three of whom were adopted), eleven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She points out that this is what happens when you adopt older kids!�  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030018.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Newszap Florida.  "Immokalee Women Honored"  March 17, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2030327.html Headlines: March 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://www.newszap.com/articles/2005/03/16/fl/immokalee/immo01.txt Newszap Florida.  "Immokalee Women Honored"  March 17, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Portland's Andina: The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005 owned by Peru RPCV John Platt and his family===
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To the 33-year-old Piqueras Villaran, Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of fusions, a cross-cultural cuisine combining Spain (and its own Moorish underpinnings) with the local peppers and Pacific seafood, plus the Chinese and Japanese input of a century of Pacific Rim immigration. There are menu sections where Cebiche settles seamlessly into sashimi. Piqueras Villaran powers the mix with his years at the three-star restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain. The top of the menu is filled with his flashy, sophisticated stylings -- from crispy escolar with mango-shrimp ravioli and a rocoto pepper, passion fruit syrup to a Quechua Indian-inflected casserole of lamb, quail and venison. Below, the menu turns to traditional dishes such as lamb chunks stewed with cilantro and black beer, entrees laid out by Doris Platt Rodriguez -- whose family owns Andina, and whose arrival in Oregon from Peru goes back a little longer than Piqueras Villaran's. "What you plan in life may never happen," says Platt Rodriguez, 60. "What you don't plan sometimes comes together, and that's Andina." Platt Rodriguez came from Peru years ago, with her husband, a Peace Corps volunteer, settling in Corvallis and raising three sons. One went back to Peru with Mercy Corps and decided the way to help the country was to start a Peruvian restaurant in Portland. Back in Peru, he asked another volunteer if her boyfriend's family knew any chefs who might be interested.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2031441.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Oregonian .  "The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005; Andina: The Future Of Food"  April 22, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2031463.html Headlines: April 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2203406.html Restaurants]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027639.html Food]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1113472723308700.xml?oregonian?aldg&coll=7 The Oregonian .  "The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005; Andina: The Future Of Food"  April 22, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: "Your stereotypical American Buddhist is very different from your immigrant Buddhist from Asia who grew up in that tradition," said Peru RPCV Sylvia Chiang, a member of Jade Buddha Temple who will attend medical school this fall===
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"Asian Buddhists are very concerned about tradition and social networks," said Chiang, a graduate of Stanford and a former Peace Corps worker in Peru. While Buddhism does not teach belief in a transcendent being, many Asian Buddhists pray to Buddha, she said. Many Americans see Buddhism as self-developmental psychology or a philosophical lifestyle, she said. "I practice Buddhism more the American way," Chiang said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2031595.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Houston Chronicle.  "Waller County Acreage To Become Buddhist Living, Education Center"  May 7, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032144.html Headlines: May 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027793.html Religion]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027959.html Texas]  <ref>[http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/features/3171060 Houston Chronicle.  "Waller County Acreage To Become Buddhist Living, Education Center"  May 7, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert  named Volunteer of the Month===
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Faith in Action applauds Laura Kapka-Borchert for her commitment to volunteer work. She moved to Valley City three years ago and got involved in volunteer service in the community soon afterwards. According to Faith in Action Director Vicki Jackson, "Laura has been so faithful to those she serves. She has a genuine concern for others and shows it through her gentle, caring ways. We are grateful to have her serving on our team." Laura attends Epworth United Methodist Church and is married to Duane Borchert who farms north of Valley City. Over the years, Laura has experienced a variety of careers. She was a co-owner and office manager for a financial consultant company for 22 years, worked for an antique business for six years, served as an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church for 10 years, and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, South America.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2031893.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Valley City Times Record.  "Volunteer Of The Month"  May 17, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032144.html Headlines: May 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027933.html North Dakota]  <ref>[http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&ei=qreUQveSLsHyaMeYtesD&q=http://www.times-online.com/&e=9707 Valley City Times Record.  "Volunteer Of The Month"  May 17, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Chile and Peru RPCV Kenneth Proudfoot says: "When I was in the ninth grade, I sat in a school cafeteria in a Rochester, N,Y,, and wrote a dream list," which he rattles off in a memorized succession -- go to college, backpack across Europe, hitchhike around the United States, write a book, join the Peace Corps, visit Puerto Rico, live in San Francisco, among many other things. "When I read it to my friends, they laughed. Who do you think you are? My mother kept the list and 15 years later, she hands it to me and says I'd be interested. I'd done it all." ===
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"When I was in the ninth grade, I sat in a school cafeteria in a Rochester, N,Y,, and wrote a dream list," which he rattles off in a memorized succession -- go to college, backpack across Europe, hitchhike around the United States, write a book, join the Peace Corps, visit Puerto Rico, live in San Francisco, among many other things. "When I read it to my friends, they laughed. Who do you think you are? My mother kept the list and 15 years later, she hands it to me and says I'd be interested. I'd done it all. "So I tell the kids: write it down and make it real. Something happens when you write it down. If you can expand your sense of what you can do, you can do anything. Then I give them a sheet of paper and promise that whatever they dream up, we'll talk about it. That begins a process of thinking that stimulates other thoughts. The next thing you know, we're working on business plans to make the dreams happen.' This is definitely something children can get into. I worry that a lot of children don't have any idea why they're learning what's in front of them and no pressing motive to absorb the information. They're told that they need to do well in school to get a "good job," and they know jobs are the ticket to the material goods they crave. But teaching a kid to think like an entrepreneur at least encourages the kid to fashion a set of goals, which a clever teacher can connect to the course's skills, facts and concepts.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2032088.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Providence Journal Bulletin.  "Teach Children To Dream"  May 22, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032144.html Headlines: May 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030747.html Peace Corps Chile]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4424.html Directory of Chile RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2333.html Messages and Announcements for Chile RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027797.html Recruitment]  <ref>[http://www.projo.com/ Providence Journal Bulletin.  "Teach Children To Dream"  May 22, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Desperate  Housewives' Ricardo Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community===
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Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community. His father, Juan Antonio, is the son of migrant workers; Chavira remembers his mother for her "great smile and great laugh." Though his father gave emotional and financial support, his mother's death--which the family rarely discussed--threw Chavira into turmoil. As difficult as those memories remain, Chavira, now 33, has decided to use his experience to help educate others. As a Latino, he hopes to reach out to the men of his community, especially those who have been raised not to talk about women's health issues. Even worse, he says, "some Latino women aren't getting early detection. They're fearful their husbands might get upset because they're going to see a male doctor for a breast examination." Chavira will serve as honorary chair of this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Race for the Cure, to be held in Washington, D.C., June 4. "My message is, Guys, put the old ways aside. These are our mothers, daughters and wives."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032561.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  People.  "Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira"  June 6, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032620.html Headlines: June 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027822.html Television]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027672.html Hispanic Issues]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://people.aol.com/people People.  "Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira"  June 6, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Namita in Peru===
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Either way, I have met the 33 other PC Volunteers that will make up Peace Corps Peru 5. Everyone was so nice but I immediately noticed how different I was. These people are avid travelers and love camping. Me, on the other hand, went camping 3 times (only in the past year). All of these times, I was horribly unprepared, doing everything from tricking a group of 13-16 year old boys into a little tent preparing action to attempting to cuddle up to Jocelyn during our freezing-ground-tent-sleeping-nights while trying not to be the "lesbian girlfriend" that everyone assumes that we are...lol. I also am possibly the most "supped up" person here. I brought my laptop, digital camera, mp3 player, and the fabulous phone. I figure, worst case, my host family can use my goods to pay ransom money to the Shining Path in case they kidnap me. Right? Right?...Si.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2032942.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Thursday, June 23, 2005"  June 23, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2032620.html Headlines: June 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]  <ref>[http://namitasperu.blogspot.com/2005/06/dc-bee-cee.html Personal Web Site.  "Thursday, June 23, 2005"  June 23, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Randy Lewis, a senior vice president for Walgreens, hopes to hire 200 people with mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability===
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His goal is that at least 200 of the 800 people working at the warehouse by 2010 will have mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability. And he hopes at least 40 more will be hired from among the physically disabled — people with paralysis, lost limbs or injured backs.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033704.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The State.  "Walgreens Helps Mentally Disabled Help Themselves"  July 10, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2034135.html Headlines: July 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027603.html Disabilities]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027953.html South Carolina]  <ref>[http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/12097722.htm The State.  "Walgreens Helps Mentally Disabled Help Themselves"  July 10, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Honduras RPCV Phil Wazny on a medical mission to Peru===
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A lot of the revelations were pleasant. He saw indigenous people putting to use the types of herbal treatments he studied in his naturopathic education, such as using chamomile tea to treat stomach upset. He also saw 80-year-old grandparents sprinting up hills that made him wheeze. Their secret, it turned out, was chewing the leaves of the coca plant, the source of cocaine. It helps fend off altitude sickness.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2033701.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Arizona Republic.  "Med Students On A Mission"  July 13, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2034135.html Headlines: July 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027285.html Peace Corps Honduras]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4548.html Directory of Honduras RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1534.html Messages and Announcements for Honduras RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027713.html Medicine]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027918.html Arizona]  <ref>[http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/northphoenix/articles/0713sr-thirdworld11Z3.html Arizona Republic.  "Med Students On A Mission"  July 13, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Kim in Peru: The hardest part of this experience will be the cold, especially since the water there elicits a unique form of brain freeze in the form of a shower.  I’m not sure that my newfound appreciation for cold showers can survive there.===
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"I will be working with a truly fantastic group of women, called Club de Madres Esperanza.  They are composed of 6-8 very talented ladies.  These women are all knitters and have a great product to sell.  They hand-knit with 100% alpaca wool, and make hats, scarves, shawls, capes, ponchos, and blankets."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035063.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "August 25"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2033460.html Blogs - Peru]  <ref>[http://spaces.msn.com/members/peacecorpsperu/ Personal Web Site.  "August 25"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: China RPCV Monica Glenn and her new husband, William Zea-Palacios survive plane crash in Peru===
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The couple met in a church choir in Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city. Glenn, a graduate of University High School, had served with the Peace Corps in China before going to Peru to teach English.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035067.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Orange County Register.  "Ex-O.c. Resident Survives Peru Crash"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030749.html Peace Corps China]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4474.html Directory of China RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2285.html Messages and Announcements for China RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/08/25/sections/news/news/article_648420.php Orange County Register.  "Ex-O.c. Resident Survives Peru Crash"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Before he and his mother died in a plane crash in Peru this week, Steve Lotti returned home to Fayetteville from Bolivia this month after a two-year stint in the Peace Corps===
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Steve Lotti, a 1998 University of Georgia graduate, had traveled to Europe and Africa as an archaeologist. He boxed, skydived and played rugby. Every year before he left for Bolivia, he took part in Hosea's Feed the Hungry program. "He wanted to be the kind of person who lived his life," said Young's son-in-law Cullen Lowery, his eyes reddened. "He had a blast."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035079.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Atlanta Journal Constitution.  "Trip Of Celebration Turns To Traged"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/fayette/0805/26teacher.html Atlanta Journal Constitution.  "Trip Of Celebration Turns To Traged"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage where RPCV Scott Lotti died===
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Hundreds of scavengers combed through the wreckage of a Peruvian airliner Thursday, carrying away scrap metal, passengers' belongings and electronic equipment that could have offered clues into what caused the crash that left at least 37 dead.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035439.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  San Francisco Chronicle.  "Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage"  August 25, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/08/25/international/i095427D98.DTL San Francisco Chronicle.  "Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage"  August 25, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: RPCV Peter Jensen runs Explorama in Peru's Amazon Jungle===
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Ceiba Tops is where we found Jenson, who started the venture 40 years ago. A one-time anthropologist-Peace Corps volunteer, Jenson has slowly built up from a single cruise boat to 20 vessels and five lodges offering 500 beds. With more than 150 guides, cooks, boat handlers, barmen and such, he said he’s the biggest employer in the Iquitos region. His 22 English-speaking guides all come from the Amazon area.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035564.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Kansas City Star.  "Perils Of The Amazon"  August 28, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038304.html Headlines: August 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027614.html Tourism]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027614.html Eco-Tourism]  <ref>[http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/12485507.htm Kansas City Star.  "Perils Of The Amazon"  August 28, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Dr. Domenick Maglio has developed a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Americans' morality and lead them back to a life of traditional values===
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In his book, Maglio lists several recommendations that he feels will help Americans win the "cultural war" that threatens their morality. Those recommendations include praying to God, being patriotic, ensuring children receive a traditional education, being good role models and saying what we believe, even if it's not politically correct  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035570.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Hernando Today.  "Minding Morality"  September 3, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.hernandotoday.com/MGB5VQG96DE.html Hernando Today.  "Minding Morality"  September 3, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Alejandro Toledo: The Peace Corps President===
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Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may be among the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the agency's history. Were it not for them, Alejandro Toledo would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2035998.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2076093.html Foreign Leaders]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cover/index?issue=2005-09-08 Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Original article stated "Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history"===
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Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history. Were it not for them, Toledo undoubtedly would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2037232.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Cover/index?issue=2005-09-08 Tucson Weekly.  "The Peace Corps President"  September 8, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Meisters among most successful volunteers===
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It is probably true that, without our initial support, our friend never would have been able to run for president of Peru. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2036192.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Opinion/Content?oid=73337 Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Joel S. Meister takes exception to statement that  he and his former wife "may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history."===
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"There are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2037231.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038310.html Headlines: September 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Opinion/Content?oid=73337 Tucson Weekly.  "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty"  September 29, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Son of Peru RPCV John Platt wins prize for Peruvian Restaurant in Portland Oregon===
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The first time Andina’s Peter Platt heard it said that the three great cuisines of the world were French, Chinese and Peruvian, he was a bit taken back as well. “I was pretty surprised to hear him say that,” said Peter of a good friend of his who also happens to be a chef. Not that he didn’t already appreciate “the first great, original fusion cuisine,” as he puts it, but to hear the relatively little-known food that his mother had served him growing up in Corvallis referred to as one of the world’s greatest helped to add perspective to a pride he already took in his heritage.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2038906.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Corvallis Gazette-Times.  "Peak Of Flavor"  November 11, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038937.html Headlines: November 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/11/11/lifestyles/food/food1.txt Corvallis Gazette-Times.  "Peak Of Flavor"  November 11, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Peru RPCV Judy Espinar creates Folk Art Market in New Mexico===
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The first market was a huge success. Many of the participants reported that the trip to Santa Fe was life-changing. This year, market-sponsored artists earned nearly $500,000, a 46-percent increase from 2004 sales.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2039727.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Santa Fe New Mexican.  "Judy Espinar"  November 24, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2038937.html Headlines: November 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027765.html Small Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027641.html Folk Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027939.html New Mexico]  <ref>[http://www.santafenewmexican.com/ The Santa Fe New Mexican.  "Judy Espinar"  November 24, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Daniel Pickens Manrique, son of Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens, opens Art Gallery "Imaginarte" in Huancayo, Peru===
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Que is lo primero que recuerdas de tu infancia?  ��La motocicleta de mi viejo en el patio de mi casa.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2042361.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Correo.  "Imaginarte"  December 17, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2039545.html Headlines: December 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2050367.html RPCV Hugh Pickens (Peru)]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027226.html Art]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070520.html Galleries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027706.html Painting]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.correoperu.com.pe/ Correo.  "Imaginarte"  December 17, 2005.]</ref>''
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===2005: Bolivia RPCV Michael Hirsh to to direct Peace Corps in Peru===
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It will be the fourth Peace Corps tour for Hirsh, 60, who served as a volunteer during 1970 and 1971 in Punata, Bolivia. From 1980-83, he was the assistant country director in Ecuador, and from 1992-1997 was country director in the Dominican Republic.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2051139.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Jewish sightseeing.  "Michael Hirsh To Leave Ujf"  December 29, 2005.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2039545.html Headlines: December 2005]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027589.html Country Directors - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027245.html Peace Corps Bolivia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Directory of Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1525.html Messages and Announcements for Bolivia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027265.html Peace Corps Dominican Republic]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4492.html Directory of Dominican Republic RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1437.html Messages and Announcements for Dominican Republic RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/dhh_weblog/2004-blog/2004-12/2004-12-29hirsh-peace_corps.htm Jewish sightseeing.  "Michael Hirsh To Leave Ujf"  December 29, 2005.]</ref>''
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The Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. The program in Peru supported over 2,600 Volunteers from 1962 until Peace Corps' departure in 1975. On December 12, 2001, Peru's then-president, Alejandro Toledo, officially invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru . Peace Corps Volunteers now serve in Peru by providing support to communities in four primary areas: small business development, community health promotion, environmental awareness, and youth outreach. Currently, about 170 Volunteers serve in Peru.

Sharing borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile, Peru is a large and diverse country. Its unique environmental variations include the arid coastal desert, the Andean Mountains and valleys, and the Amazonian tropical forests. With so many ecosystems and climatic zones, Peru is a country rich in biodiversity, with many rare species of flora and fauna. The country is home to approximately 25 million people of various cultures. The Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. The program in Peru supported over 2,600 Volunteers from 1962 until Peace Corps' departure in 1975. On December 12, 2001, Peru's then-president, Alejandro Toledo, officially invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru . Peace Corps Volunteers now serve in Peru by providing support to communities in four primary areas: small business development, community health promotion, environmental awareness, and youth outreach. Currently, about 170 Volunteers serve in Peru.[1]

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[edit] 2005: Marilyn Horn became enamored with Spanish and Hispanic cultures as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru and turned it into her profession

Horn grew up in Nebraska and graduated as a sociology major. She went to South America on a YWCA work project which "opened her eyes" to wanting to learn more about the developing cultures rather than sitting in a classroom. "I’m a convert to Hispanic culture," she said. Horn decided to join in the Peace Corps before attending graduate school. "I went to Peru and had fallen in love," she said about the culture. "I never studied Spanish in high school." Horn learned Spanish while staying in the mountainous region of Peru. "It made me understand how important education was." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Middletown Press. "Teacher Adopts A Culture As A Profession" January 13, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV L. A. Adams provides online assistance to the village of Cochiraya, designing logos and other elements of their marketing campaign

Since July, however, volunteers have banded together to help Cochiraya sell its alpaca textiles to the world. They have offered advice on how to set up and maintain an e-commerce site, arrange for international payments, draft a business plan and even choose a logo. Cochiraya is one of about 50 villages participating in a virtual aid network known as Nabuur, a Dutch nongovernmental organization that was begun in 2001 and is based in Giethoorn. Nabuur strives to be an anti-hierarchical, self-organizing, open-source network whose volunteers help people in the developing world directly, based on what those people ask of them. One such enthusiastic volunteer is L. A. Adams, a Peace Corps veteran who works as an international student adviser at a New York college. Ms. Adams provides online assistance to the village of Cochiraya, designing logos and other elements of their marketing campaign. As one of Nabuur's roughly 1,300 "neighbors," Ms. Adams said she was attracted to how the agency allows for direct contact with the local people, instead of through an intermediary. "It's very rewarding in a way I never thought was possible virtually," she said. "It's just sort of like my Peace Corps experience, but I can sit in my own house." "I come home and the first thing I want to do is log on. I sit behind a computer most of the day, so that's peculiar," she said, adding that she usually puts in more than the recommended 6 to 10 hours per week. "So obviously I'm liking it." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: New York Times. "Virtual Volunteers Listen First, Then Reach Out" January 27, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Joe Blanchard Named Citizen of the Year" by Community Chest

The Community Chest of Port Washington is proud to recognize Joe Blanchard as "Citizen of the Year" for 2004, the highest honor bestowed by the local charity. The Port Washington community is invited to the awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m., held at the Port Washington Public Library. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in International Relations. After college, he joined U.S. Peace Corps. From June 1967 to November 1968, he ran an experimental farm in Peru, dealing with fertilizer experiments, seed programs, chicken-raising program, health programs etc. Then, Joe served the U.S. Army from February 1969 to February 1971, as the Assistant Security Sergeant on a NATO missile base in northern Germany, having 20 people under him. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Port Washington News. "Joe Blanchard Named Citizen Of The Year" By Community Chest" January 28, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Peru – Michael Hirsh

First having served as a volunteer in Bolivia from 1970 to 1971, Michael Hirsch rejoins the Peace Corps as country director for Peru. Hirsh also served as the Program and Training Officer for Ecuador and as Country Director for the Dominican Republic. He also served USAID in Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Peru, designing and managing development projects. Hirsh and his family live in San Diego, where he has worked with a local non-profit and has operated his own financial planning practice. Hirsh received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Cornell University and his master’s degree in business administration from Dartmouth. Hirsh has two children, Mariana and Maurice. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps. "Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In To Serve" February 4, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank wrote "An American in Peru," a work that combines Jewish and Peruvian music to recount her father's travels in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer

Frank's compositions, incorporating South American mythology, art, poetry and folk music into Western classical forms, reflect her Peruvian-Jewish heritage and have been heard across North and South America. Frank is also a concert pianist who recently recorded a CD of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Leslie Bassett, and is featured on a forthcoming CD of her chamber music. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Infozine. "Award-Winning Composer To Give Lecture, Recital As Artist-In-Residence At Ku" February 21, 2005.


[edit] 2005: A&R Tarpaulins Inc. Vice President Bud Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru in the Peace Corps

Weisbart, 64, bought a third of the company in 1978 after 17 years as a social services administrator for Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Weisbart's wife, Carmen, joined A&R in 1989. She is president of the company. Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru. He spent time in the Peace Corps in 1963. Weisbart realized that the social service work he wanted to do would be difficult to accomplish as a public servant because funds were not available at the time. So he turned to business. "My passion was developing programs based on needs to address issues among youth. Now we do the same conceptual thing in designing products and services in companies," Weisbart said. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The San Bernardino Business Press. "Seeking Tent Stakes In Japan" February 28, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey in Peru

"I received a disturbing phone call from my Peace Corps boss today. He wanted to know about 8 murders that had taken place in La Esperanza on Sunday." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "March 1, 2005" March 1, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo, Victor Lama De

There has been no experience in my life so transforming as my three years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru thirty-five years ago, and one of the parts of that experience that still speaks to me most is having had the opportunity to hear César Vallejo's poems recited in their original language in the Andean world in which they were conceived. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Amazon. "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived." March 3, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo

The poem "Piedra Negra sobre una Piedra Blanca" distills the suffering and demonstrates the courage with which César Vallejo faced life. Composed in 1936 while he was absorbed by the Loyalist cause in Spain, Vallejo foresaw his own death in the poem when he wrote: "Me moriré en París con aguacero, un día del cual tengo ya el recuerdo" - a death that was to occur two years later at age 46 when he died of an intestinal infection in a Paris sanitorium Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Amazon. "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived." March 3, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Barbara Mainster honored

Two of her most notable accomplishments include: setting up a birth control project in Peru while in the Peace Corps and helping to develop RCMA from three child centers in one county serving one hundred kids, to over seventy centers and programs in twenty counties serving over 6,000 kids. Barbara's greatest inspiration comes from the very people RCMA serves - migrant parents who, even without legal status, work so hard believing they can create a better future for their own children against tremendous odds. Barbara, whose late husband was the love of her life, has four children (three of whom were adopted), eleven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She points out that this is what happens when you adopt older kids!� Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Newszap Florida. "Immokalee Women Honored" March 17, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Portland's Andina: The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005 owned by Peru RPCV John Platt and his family

To the 33-year-old Piqueras Villaran, Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of fusions, a cross-cultural cuisine combining Spain (and its own Moorish underpinnings) with the local peppers and Pacific seafood, plus the Chinese and Japanese input of a century of Pacific Rim immigration. There are menu sections where Cebiche settles seamlessly into sashimi. Piqueras Villaran powers the mix with his years at the three-star restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain. The top of the menu is filled with his flashy, sophisticated stylings -- from crispy escolar with mango-shrimp ravioli and a rocoto pepper, passion fruit syrup to a Quechua Indian-inflected casserole of lamb, quail and venison. Below, the menu turns to traditional dishes such as lamb chunks stewed with cilantro and black beer, entrees laid out by Doris Platt Rodriguez -- whose family owns Andina, and whose arrival in Oregon from Peru goes back a little longer than Piqueras Villaran's. "What you plan in life may never happen," says Platt Rodriguez, 60. "What you don't plan sometimes comes together, and that's Andina." Platt Rodriguez came from Peru years ago, with her husband, a Peace Corps volunteer, settling in Corvallis and raising three sons. One went back to Peru with Mercy Corps and decided the way to help the country was to start a Peruvian restaurant in Portland. Back in Peru, he asked another volunteer if her boyfriend's family knew any chefs who might be interested. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Oregonian . "The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005; Andina: The Future Of Food" April 22, 2005.


[edit] 2005: "Your stereotypical American Buddhist is very different from your immigrant Buddhist from Asia who grew up in that tradition," said Peru RPCV Sylvia Chiang, a member of Jade Buddha Temple who will attend medical school this fall

"Asian Buddhists are very concerned about tradition and social networks," said Chiang, a graduate of Stanford and a former Peace Corps worker in Peru. While Buddhism does not teach belief in a transcendent being, many Asian Buddhists pray to Buddha, she said. Many Americans see Buddhism as self-developmental psychology or a philosophical lifestyle, she said. "I practice Buddhism more the American way," Chiang said. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Houston Chronicle. "Waller County Acreage To Become Buddhist Living, Education Center" May 7, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Laura Kapka-Borchert named Volunteer of the Month

Faith in Action applauds Laura Kapka-Borchert for her commitment to volunteer work. She moved to Valley City three years ago and got involved in volunteer service in the community soon afterwards. According to Faith in Action Director Vicki Jackson, "Laura has been so faithful to those she serves. She has a genuine concern for others and shows it through her gentle, caring ways. We are grateful to have her serving on our team." Laura attends Epworth United Methodist Church and is married to Duane Borchert who farms north of Valley City. Over the years, Laura has experienced a variety of careers. She was a co-owner and office manager for a financial consultant company for 22 years, worked for an antique business for six years, served as an ordained minister for the United Methodist Church for 10 years, and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, South America. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Valley City Times Record. "Volunteer Of The Month" May 17, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Chile and Peru RPCV Kenneth Proudfoot says: "When I was in the ninth grade, I sat in a school cafeteria in a Rochester, N,Y,, and wrote a dream list," which he rattles off in a memorized succession -- go to college, backpack across Europe, hitchhike around the United States, write a book, join the Peace Corps, visit Puerto Rico, live in San Francisco, among many other things. "When I read it to my friends, they laughed. Who do you think you are? My mother kept the list and 15 years later, she hands it to me and says I'd be interested. I'd done it all."

"When I was in the ninth grade, I sat in a school cafeteria in a Rochester, N,Y,, and wrote a dream list," which he rattles off in a memorized succession -- go to college, backpack across Europe, hitchhike around the United States, write a book, join the Peace Corps, visit Puerto Rico, live in San Francisco, among many other things. "When I read it to my friends, they laughed. Who do you think you are? My mother kept the list and 15 years later, she hands it to me and says I'd be interested. I'd done it all. "So I tell the kids: write it down and make it real. Something happens when you write it down. If you can expand your sense of what you can do, you can do anything. Then I give them a sheet of paper and promise that whatever they dream up, we'll talk about it. That begins a process of thinking that stimulates other thoughts. The next thing you know, we're working on business plans to make the dreams happen.' This is definitely something children can get into. I worry that a lot of children don't have any idea why they're learning what's in front of them and no pressing motive to absorb the information. They're told that they need to do well in school to get a "good job," and they know jobs are the ticket to the material goods they crave. But teaching a kid to think like an entrepreneur at least encourages the kid to fashion a set of goals, which a clever teacher can connect to the course's skills, facts and concepts. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Providence Journal Bulletin. "Teach Children To Dream" May 22, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community

Chavira is the son of two former Peace Corps volunteers who became health care professionals in the Latino community. His father, Juan Antonio, is the son of migrant workers; Chavira remembers his mother for her "great smile and great laugh." Though his father gave emotional and financial support, his mother's death--which the family rarely discussed--threw Chavira into turmoil. As difficult as those memories remain, Chavira, now 33, has decided to use his experience to help educate others. As a Latino, he hopes to reach out to the men of his community, especially those who have been raised not to talk about women's health issues. Even worse, he says, "some Latino women aren't getting early detection. They're fearful their husbands might get upset because they're going to see a male doctor for a breast examination." Chavira will serve as honorary chair of this year's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's National Race for the Cure, to be held in Washington, D.C., June 4. "My message is, Guys, put the old ways aside. These are our mothers, daughters and wives." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: People. "Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira" June 6, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Namita in Peru

Either way, I have met the 33 other PC Volunteers that will make up Peace Corps Peru 5. Everyone was so nice but I immediately noticed how different I was. These people are avid travelers and love camping. Me, on the other hand, went camping 3 times (only in the past year). All of these times, I was horribly unprepared, doing everything from tricking a group of 13-16 year old boys into a little tent preparing action to attempting to cuddle up to Jocelyn during our freezing-ground-tent-sleeping-nights while trying not to be the "lesbian girlfriend" that everyone assumes that we are...lol. I also am possibly the most "supped up" person here. I brought my laptop, digital camera, mp3 player, and the fabulous phone. I figure, worst case, my host family can use my goods to pay ransom money to the Shining Path in case they kidnap me. Right? Right?...Si. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Thursday, June 23, 2005" June 23, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Randy Lewis, a senior vice president for Walgreens, hopes to hire 200 people with mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability

His goal is that at least 200 of the 800 people working at the warehouse by 2010 will have mental retardation, autism or some other cognitive disability. And he hopes at least 40 more will be hired from among the physically disabled — people with paralysis, lost limbs or injured backs. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The State. "Walgreens Helps Mentally Disabled Help Themselves" July 10, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Honduras RPCV Phil Wazny on a medical mission to Peru

A lot of the revelations were pleasant. He saw indigenous people putting to use the types of herbal treatments he studied in his naturopathic education, such as using chamomile tea to treat stomach upset. He also saw 80-year-old grandparents sprinting up hills that made him wheeze. Their secret, it turned out, was chewing the leaves of the coca plant, the source of cocaine. It helps fend off altitude sickness. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Arizona Republic. "Med Students On A Mission" July 13, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peace Corps Volunteer Kim in Peru: The hardest part of this experience will be the cold, especially since the water there elicits a unique form of brain freeze in the form of a shower. I’m not sure that my newfound appreciation for cold showers can survive there.

"I will be working with a truly fantastic group of women, called Club de Madres Esperanza. They are composed of 6-8 very talented ladies. These women are all knitters and have a great product to sell. They hand-knit with 100% alpaca wool, and make hats, scarves, shawls, capes, ponchos, and blankets." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "August 25" August 25, 2005.


[edit] 2005: China RPCV Monica Glenn and her new husband, William Zea-Palacios survive plane crash in Peru

The couple met in a church choir in Arequipa, Peru's second-largest city. Glenn, a graduate of University High School, had served with the Peace Corps in China before going to Peru to teach English. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Orange County Register. "Ex-O.c. Resident Survives Peru Crash" August 25, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Before he and his mother died in a plane crash in Peru this week, Steve Lotti returned home to Fayetteville from Bolivia this month after a two-year stint in the Peace Corps

Steve Lotti, a 1998 University of Georgia graduate, had traveled to Europe and Africa as an archaeologist. He boxed, skydived and played rugby. Every year before he left for Bolivia, he took part in Hosea's Feed the Hungry program. "He wanted to be the kind of person who lived his life," said Young's son-in-law Cullen Lowery, his eyes reddened. "He had a blast." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution. "Trip Of Celebration Turns To Traged" August 25, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage where RPCV Scott Lotti died

Hundreds of scavengers combed through the wreckage of a Peruvian airliner Thursday, carrying away scrap metal, passengers' belongings and electronic equipment that could have offered clues into what caused the crash that left at least 37 dead. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: San Francisco Chronicle. "Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage" August 25, 2005.


[edit] 2005: RPCV Peter Jensen runs Explorama in Peru's Amazon Jungle

Ceiba Tops is where we found Jenson, who started the venture 40 years ago. A one-time anthropologist-Peace Corps volunteer, Jenson has slowly built up from a single cruise boat to 20 vessels and five lodges offering 500 beds. With more than 150 guides, cooks, boat handlers, barmen and such, he said he’s the biggest employer in the Iquitos region. His 22 English-speaking guides all come from the Amazon area. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Kansas City Star. "Perils Of The Amazon" August 28, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Dr. Domenick Maglio has developed a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Americans' morality and lead them back to a life of traditional values

In his book, Maglio lists several recommendations that he feels will help Americans win the "cultural war" that threatens their morality. Those recommendations include praying to God, being patriotic, ensuring children receive a traditional education, being good role models and saying what we believe, even if it's not politically correct Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Hernando Today. "Minding Morality" September 3, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Alejandro Toledo: The Peace Corps President

Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may be among the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the agency's history. Were it not for them, Alejandro Toledo would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Tucson Weekly. "The Peace Corps President" September 8, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Original article stated "Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history"

Simply put, Nancy Meister and her ex-husband, Joel, may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history. Were it not for them, Toledo undoubtedly would never have been elected president of Peru in 2001. Says David Arnold, editor of the magazine published by the National Peace Corps Association: "I cannot think of anyone whose personal friendship and long-time support for an individual has had such a profound influence as Nancy and Joel Meister, not only on an individual career but on the leadership of a nation." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Tucson Weekly. "The Peace Corps President" September 8, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Meisters among most successful volunteers

It is probably true that, without our initial support, our friend never would have been able to run for president of Peru. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Tucson Weekly. "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty" September 29, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Joel S. Meister takes exception to statement that he and his former wife "may have been the most successful Peace Corps volunteers in the program's history."

"There are hundreds, if not thousands, of returned Peace Corps volunteers, some of whom I know personally, who were much more successful in their educational, community development, technical and other activities in the Peace Corps than we were." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Tucson Weekly. "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty" September 29, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Son of Peru RPCV John Platt wins prize for Peruvian Restaurant in Portland Oregon

The first time Andina’s Peter Platt heard it said that the three great cuisines of the world were French, Chinese and Peruvian, he was a bit taken back as well. “I was pretty surprised to hear him say that,” said Peter of a good friend of his who also happens to be a chef. Not that he didn’t already appreciate “the first great, original fusion cuisine,” as he puts it, but to hear the relatively little-known food that his mother had served him growing up in Corvallis referred to as one of the world’s greatest helped to add perspective to a pride he already took in his heritage. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times. "Peak Of Flavor" November 11, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Peru RPCV Judy Espinar creates Folk Art Market in New Mexico

The first market was a huge success. Many of the participants reported that the trip to Santa Fe was life-changing. This year, market-sponsored artists earned nearly $500,000, a 46-percent increase from 2004 sales. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican. "Judy Espinar" November 24, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Daniel Pickens Manrique, son of Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens, opens Art Gallery "Imaginarte" in Huancayo, Peru

Que is lo primero que recuerdas de tu infancia? ��La motocicleta de mi viejo en el patio de mi casa. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Correo. "Imaginarte" December 17, 2005.


[edit] 2005: Bolivia RPCV Michael Hirsh to to direct Peace Corps in Peru

It will be the fourth Peace Corps tour for Hirsh, 60, who served as a volunteer during 1970 and 1971 in Punata, Bolivia. From 1980-83, he was the assistant country director in Ecuador, and from 1992-1997 was country director in the Dominican Republic. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Jewish sightseeing. "Michael Hirsh To Leave Ujf" December 29, 2005.


[edit] References

  1. Peace Corps Web Site. "Peru" 2008.
  2. Middletown Press. "Teacher Adopts A Culture As A Profession" January 13, 2005.
  3. New York Times. "Virtual Volunteers Listen First, Then Reach Out" January 27, 2005.
  4. Port Washington News. "Joe Blanchard Named Citizen Of The Year" By Community Chest" January 28, 2005.
  5. Peace Corps. "Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In To Serve" February 4, 2005.
  6. Infozine. "Award-Winning Composer To Give Lecture, Recital As Artist-In-Residence At Ku" February 21, 2005.
  7. The San Bernardino Business Press. "Seeking Tent Stakes In Japan" February 28, 2005.
  8. Personal Web Site. "March 1, 2005" March 1, 2005.
  9. Amazon. "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived." March 3, 2005.
  10. Amazon. "There Has Been No Experience In My Life So Transforming As My Three Years Of Service As A Peace Corps Volunteer In Peru Thirty-Five Years Ago, And One Of The Parts Of That Experience That Still Speaks To Me Most Is Having Had The Opportunity To Hear César Vallejo's Poems Recited In Their Original Language In The Andean World In Which They Were Conceived." March 3, 2005.
  11. Newszap Florida. "Immokalee Women Honored" March 17, 2005.
  12. The Oregonian . "The Restaurant Of The Year, 2005; Andina: The Future Of Food" April 22, 2005.
  13. Houston Chronicle. "Waller County Acreage To Become Buddhist Living, Education Center" May 7, 2005.
  14. Valley City Times Record. "Volunteer Of The Month" May 17, 2005.
  15. Providence Journal Bulletin. "Teach Children To Dream" May 22, 2005.
  16. People. "Desperate Housewives' Ricardo Chavira" June 6, 2005.
  17. Personal Web Site. "Thursday, June 23, 2005" June 23, 2005.
  18. The State. "Walgreens Helps Mentally Disabled Help Themselves" July 10, 2005.
  19. Arizona Republic. "Med Students On A Mission" July 13, 2005.
  20. Personal Web Site. "August 25" August 25, 2005.
  21. Orange County Register. "Ex-O.c. Resident Survives Peru Crash" August 25, 2005.
  22. Atlanta Journal Constitution. "Trip Of Celebration Turns To Traged" August 25, 2005.
  23. San Francisco Chronicle. "Scavengers Swarm Over Peru Plane Wreckage" August 25, 2005.
  24. Kansas City Star. "Perils Of The Amazon" August 28, 2005.
  25. Hernando Today. "Minding Morality" September 3, 2005.
  26. Tucson Weekly. "The Peace Corps President" September 8, 2005.
  27. Tucson Weekly. "The Peace Corps President" September 8, 2005.
  28. Tucson Weekly. "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty" September 29, 2005.
  29. Tucson Weekly. "A Letter Written In An Attempt At Modesty" September 29, 2005.
  30. Corvallis Gazette-Times. "Peak Of Flavor" November 11, 2005.
  31. The Santa Fe New Mexican. "Judy Espinar" November 24, 2005.
  32. Correo. "Imaginarte" December 17, 2005.
  33. Jewish sightseeing. "Michael Hirsh To Leave Ujf" December 29, 2005.
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