In 2016, the year he left the country, the agency said it would continue to monitor the evolution of the security situation in collaboration with the US embassy. UU. in order to establish the resumption of the program. </p><div> <p>The United States Peace Corps (USA), which was <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://historico.elsalvador.com/historico/175004/cuerpos-de-paz-de-ee-uu-se-van-por-la-inseguridad.html">suspended in 2016 due to insecurity problems,</a></strong></span> He will return to the country, specifically to the departments of Ahuachapan and La Libertad, Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco announced.
Tinoco met yesterday with the Peace Corps representative, Kate Raftery, and said that "after an analysis of the current security situation in the country the program will be reactivated."
The @CancillerAleHT received Kate Raftery, representative of the Peace Corps @PeaceCorps, who announced the early arrival of American volunteers to El Salvador. After an analysis of the current security situation in the country, the program will be reactivated. pic.twitter.com/uj9lfiHyKl
– RREE El Salvador?? (@cancilleriasv) November 20, 2019
Without giving an exact date of the reinstatement, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the decrease in criminal acts has allowed volunteers, trained to support health, tourism, agriculture, and other projects, to return.
"We found this environment exciting, with positive energies, with great ideas, great initiatives, we are sure that the volunteers will feel fortunate to be able to return to El Salvador," said the Peace Services Innovation Services Officer of the United States, Kate Raftery
The headlines agreed to the signing of a memorandum of understanding, they explained in a statement.
The Peace Corps was suspended indefinitely since 2016. At the time, the agency said it would continue to monitor the evolution of the security situation in collaboration with the U.S. embassy UU. in order to establish the resumption of the program.
"The Peace Corps has enjoyed a long association with the government and the people of El Salvador and has pledged to resume the work of volunteers in a safe and secure environment," the organization said in the statement.
More than 2,300 volunteers from the U.S. Peace Corps UU. They worked on community projects and youth development in communities throughout El Salvador, since the program was established in 1962.
Since 1960, more than 210,000 people have worked as Peace Corps volunteers in 139 countries.
This is an independent federal agency of the United States.
The US Peace Corps sends volunteers to more than 70 countries to work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations and businesses in the areas of education, business, information technology, agriculture and the environment.
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