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Dodd applauds Peace Corps’ decision to return to Colombia

By Senator Dodd's office


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Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) recently praised the Peace Corps’ decision to return to Colombia, over 25 years after the program became dormant. According to the Peace Corps, the first group of approximately 20 volunteers is expected to arrive in Colombia this fall.

“I applaud the Peace Corps’ decision to return to Colombia,” said Dodd. “These selfless volunteers will travel to South America to teach English to students as well as work with Colombians on grassroots and community development projects. The Peace Corps program not only delivers much-needed assistance to countries the world over, but strengthens the relationship between the United States and other nations around the globe. I am confident that these volunteers will help the United States and Colombia grow even closer.”

Dodd is a Returned Peace Corps volunteer, having spent two years in the Dominican Republic following his graduation from college. In June, he introduced the Peace Corps Improvement and Expansion Act of 2009, legislation that aims to double the size of a reformed, streamlined and more effective Peace Corps. It requires the Peace Corps to engage in a strategic assessment of all aspects of its current operations, from volunteer recruiting, training and management, to the distribution of volunteers throughout the world. To date, close to 200,000 Americans have served in the Peace Corps.




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