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Monthly Archives: February 2011

OIG Report for Cape Verde

The Office of the Inspector General (and here for the PCorps version) is an independent entity within The Peace Corps that regularly reviews all programs and operations of Peace Corps.  These reviews include regular audits and evaluations of Peace Corps Country Post.  Audits review the administrative side of each post including financial management,  property management […]

CDC and Cape Verde

I was perusing the Health Information for Travelers to Cape Verde site published by the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) today and came across a few fun facts. – Other than the routine vaccines (such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc.),  the CDC only recommends vaccines for Hepatitis A, […]

Elections are on!

The campaign running up to the elections this past weekend has been loud.  In addition to the debates on TV, signs, painted buildings and political rallies, pick up trucks and semi trucks filled with concert speakers drive around my island day and night blaring funana music mixed with political messages and the slogans of the […]

Some Press

I gave a few presentations about The Peace Corps and Cape Verde while I was home visiting my family for Christmas and New Years.  I already mentioned the amazing reception I received, but it turns out a few newspapers took notice as well.   The Brown County Democrat published this little blurb in their February 1st, […]

Where I live

I live in a little community called Txupana on the Island of Santiago.  You won’t find it on a map and if you asked the average Cape Verdean, they probably wouldn’t know where it was.  It is a small community of around 80 people on the side of the second largest mountain in Cape Verde.   […]