Archive - July 11, 2020

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John Perkins (Ecuador) and TOUCHING THE JAGUAR
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Commemorating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
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Peace Corps Volunteers will go to Viet Nam

John Perkins (Ecuador) and TOUCHING THE JAGUAR

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dan Campbell (El Salvador 1974-77)   TOUCHING THE JAGUAR: John Perkins (Ecuador 1968-71) on his new book and envisioning a better future. The author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” discusses how we can collectively harness this moment to transform our economy by Emily Green | 9 Jul 2020 Street Roots Portland, Oregon John Perkins (Ecuador 1968-71) is a well-known author among readers of two seemingly divergent genres. Among his more political-minded readers, he’s known for writing the 2005 bestseller, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” In it, he revealed how for years he worked as a consultant hired to convince developing nations to build unnecessary infrastructure projects. The projects not only enriched large, usually American, corporations, but also indebted poor nations to countries like the U.S., putting them at an economic and political disadvantage. He subsequently wrote four more books about the economic colonization of . . .

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Commemorating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  July 11 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Over the last quarter century, our two countries have built a partnership and friendship founded on shared interests, mutual respect, and people-to-people ties.  Our everyday interactions are highlighted by increasing trade and investment ties, strategic cooperation, and collaboration on humanitarian and legacy of war issues, including the solemn duty of accounting for our wartime missing.  In recent years, we have strengthened and expanded our Comprehensive Partnership, based on a shared vision of a stable and peaceful Indo-Pacific region, as well as respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political systems.  We commend Vietnam for its outstanding Chairmanship of ASEAN this year, especially in coordinating ASEAN’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues related to economic recovery. The ties between the American and Vietnamese peoples grow deeper every . . .

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Peace Corps Volunteers will go to Viet Nam

  from the Peace Corps WASHINGTON – Peace Corps Director Jody K. Olsen attended a reception at the State Department today to celebrate the signing by Viet Nam of the implementing agreement between the Peace Corps and the Ministry of Education and Training to officially establish the Peace Corps program in English education. The event, which also commemorated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, included Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell, Viet Nam Ambassador to the United States Ha Kim Ngoc and Deputy Chief of Mission Hoang Thi Thanh Nga. Viet Nam will be the 143rd country to host Peace Corps volunteers since the agency was founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. “We are . . .

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