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Filming Manhole Covers in Chile

February 2020

by Susan Clyde

American speaker programs were long a staple of US Information Agency (USIA) programs overseas. Not all went as planned.

Trauma in Togo

February 2020

by Mark Wentling In April 1991, while I was serving in Lomé, Togo as the USAID Representative for Togo and Benin, protests in Lomé against the dictatorial regime of President Eyadéma reached the boiling point. One night, President Eyadéma’s barbaric … Continued

Reporting on the Spread of HIV in China

November 2019

by David Cowhig Chinese physician Dr. Wang Shuping predicted the HIV epidemic among Henan peasant blood sellers and eventually raised the alarm all the way to Beijing when local and provincial authorities ignored the rapid spread of HIV among the … Continued

Operation Vittles

May 2019

A Recipe Book. An Airlift. A Song.
By Prudence Bushnell (U.S. Ambassador, Retired)