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Peace Corps Volunteers in China Are Safe

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Peace Corps Volunteers in China Are Safe

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2008 – Peace Corps Volunteers serving in China are accounted for and safe. Earlier today, an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale occurred 55 miles northwest of the Peace Corps/China office in Chengdu, Sichuan province. There are currently 111 Peace Corps Volunteers serving in China. Individual Volunteers and local counterpart schools have collectively reported that all Volunteers are safe


By Peace Corps, USA.


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Peace Corps Wins Best Government Website by the Webby Awards

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Peace Corps Wins Best Government Website by the Webby Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 9, 2008 – The Peace Corps Teen Website was awarded the Best Government Website of 2008 by the 12th Annual Webby Awards. Winners were announced on May 6, 2008 and will be honored at a gala in New York City on June 10th. Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile websites. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening and Harvey Weinstein.


By Peace Corps, USA.


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Energy Bottlenecks in South America

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Energy Bottlenecks in South America

South America has enjoyed robust economic growth in recent years, in part driven by rising global prices for commodities such as oil. Yet energy shortfalls loom on the horizon, both in electricity generation and oil and gas production. Meanwhile, greater state intervention in the energy industry threatens oil and gas production levels in Bolivia and Venezuela, where decisions often stem from political rather than economic considerations. The region’s governments also show little interest in cooperating on energy policy.


By CFR, USA.


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