Archive - February 7, 2012

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Leaving El Salvador -1979 -80 The private National Security Archive at George Washington University and the public documents describing the events leading to that Peace Corps departure.
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Maureen Orth (Colombia 1965-67)on Today Show
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D'Souza sells his latest novel to Warner Brothers Film

Leaving El Salvador -1979 -80 The private National Security Archive at George Washington University and the public documents describing the events leading to that Peace Corps departure.

These public documents describe the correspondence between Peace Corps and the State Department. The discussion centered on the issues surrounding the closing of El Salvador in 1979 – 1980 to Peace Corps programs.  But, first, for those who are not familiar with the National Security Archive at George Washington University, let me introduce you. The private National Security Archive at George Washington University is a gem, a valuable source of public documents for historians and those of us who would know more about our country’s diplomatic and military history. Many of the documents relate to countries in which Volunteers have served. Visit the website at: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/ From that website: The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A tax-exempt public charity, the Archive receives . . .

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Maureen Orth (Colombia 1965-67)on Today Show

Maureen Orth (Colombia 1965-67) will be on tomorrow’s  NBC’s Today  Show–Wednesday, Feb. 8– supposedly in the 8:30 half hour with videos from China made for www.peacecorpspostcards.com.   She will also be on Morning Joe either Thursday or Friday.www.peacecorpspostcards.com Maureen launched, with her friend Susn Koch this  interactive website: www.PeaceCorpsPostcards.com  shortly after the 50th celebrations to  celebrate the Peace Corps 50th anniversary, and to share the stories of  volunteers across the globe. Susan, an  award winning filmmaker, and Maureen has produced a series of video postcards that feature PCVs and RPCVs. With assistance from American Express and the Bank of America there is a website which allows anyone in the Peace Corps community to post his or her story, picture or blog.  Maureen served in  Medellin, Colombia and is still involved in Colombia  through her foundation www..MarinaOrthFoundation.org. Check out these video postcards at  www.peacecorpspostcards.com And watch the Today Show tomorrow morning. Once again, an RPCV is proving she can get more PR for the Peace Corps than the . . .

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D'Souza sells his latest novel to Warner Brothers Film

Warner Bros has optioned Tony D’Souza’s (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) latest novel Mule for a big budget flick to be produced/directed by Todd Phillips. Phillips is best known for movies such as Old School starring Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell, and The Hangover franchise. The Hangovers 1 and 2 are the highest grossing R rated films of all time. The studio is in the process of finding writers for the adaptation.

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