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Monday, January 17, 2011

Follow-up to shocking 20/20 Exclusive on Peace Corps - Video Exclusive: Peace Corps Women Tell Stories of Assaults Overseas -and Agency's Indifference

Peace Corps Women Tell Stories of Assaults

In roundtable with ABC News Chief Investigative correspondent Brian Ross, six women describe sexual assault while volunteering overseas. 01/14/2011


This is the follow-up on The Blotter to Friday's 20/20 Exclusive which was the subject of this post of mine:


ABC News Investigative Team



See also: First Response Action

"First Response Action advocates for a stronger Peace Corps response for Volunteers who are survivors or victims of physical and sexual violence. We envision a Peace Corps with policies that reflect best practices in all areas of training, prevention and response."

For more information email firstresponseaction@gmail.com.
Visit their website at: www.firstresponseaction.org and their blog at http://firstresponseaction.blogspot.com/

KESQ-TV, Palm Springs, California

Peace Corps Murder Raises Questions On Safety Of Volunteers
POSTED: 9:35 pm PST January 14, 2011
UPDATED: 11:34 pm PST January 14, 2011

Story and video at:


Goodbye, Hollywood. Hello, Peace Corps!

Newsweek's 43-year old Hollywood correspondent Sean Smith quits his job to join The Peace Corps.


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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's yet another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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