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Monday, July 17, 2023


(Guatemala City, Guatemala | Monday, July 17, 2023) — Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn met with U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala William W. Popp at the Embassy in Guatemala City on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

The Ambassador expressed his strong support and gratitude for the Peace Corps and affirmed the essential role that the agency plays to public diplomacy in Guatemala. Ambassador Popp shared his steadfast commitment to the safety and security of Peace Corps Volunteers in Guatemala and his appreciation for the strong partnership with the Embassy.

Director Spahn thanked the Ambassador for his support and advocacy for the Peace Corps. She also expressed gratitude for Ambassador Popp’s sister’s service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone.

Ambassador Popp will join Director Spahn at the Peace Corps Inter-Americas and the Pacific Region (IAP) Country Directors Conference next week in Antigua, Guatemala where he will give opening remarks to attendees.

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About the Peace Corps:  The Peace Corps is an international service network of volunteers, community members, host country partners and staff who are driven by the agency’s mission of world peace and friendship. At the invitation of governments around the world, Peace Corps volunteers work alongside community members on locally-prioritized projects in the areas of education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development and youth development. Through service, members of the Peace Corps network develop transferable skills and hone intercultural competencies that position them to be the next generation of global leaders. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 240,000 Americans have served in 143 countries worldwide. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Erin Curran
Peace Corps Communications
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