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US suspends new Peace Corps recruit training for Guatemala and El Salvador

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The US government is suspending training for new Peace Corps volunteers in the Central American nations of Guatemala and El Salvador while it assesses security concerns.

A Peace Corps statement says a training course for volunteers scheduled for January will not take place, but those already serving in the two countries are “safe and accounted for.”

The corps said Wednesday that “due to ongoing security concerns, the agency is enhancing operational support to currently serving volunteers.”

Original source: Associated Press