Biden with PCVs
Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Bob Arias (Colombias 1964-66)
The PCVs returned to Colombia in September 2010, after a 29-year hiatus. Then Vice-President Biden attended and celebrated the reentry in Bogota. Jason Cochran (PTO-DPT)–on the far left–took 3 PCVs to meet the Vice President at a Meet and Greet with Embassy Personal. At the time Colombia reopened with 9 PCVs.
Cochran was a PCV in Panama (1997-2000) and later on the staff in Panama, Paraguay, and Colombia. Since 2010, Peace Corps Colombia has supported approximately 90 communities along the Caribbean coast through the work of 250 traditional and Response Volunteers.
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I was pretty pleased with yesterday,
The Biden / Harris team went all the way;
Trump’s gone away, like yesterday . . . .
Looks like maybe we’re back in business!!
In particular, the Peace Corps’ ongoing independent status was clarified with the election result.
It would seem to me that with Biden as President, the Peace Corps should be in a good place …. further I saw one list of prospective cabinet members and agency heads that suggested that current Congressman Joe Kennedy would be considered as Peace Corps Director. Of course, remains to be seen.
In 2010 Biden stopped by the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on his way down to the opening of the World Cup in South Africa. He specifically wanted to meet with 1) PCVs, 2) Survivors of the 1998 Embassy bombing, and 3) the Marine guard. I was among the coterie of PCVs who got to meet and chat with him.