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US Announces Peace Corps Program in Myanmar

The United States has announced it will set up a Peace Corps program in Myanmar, also known as Burma. It is the latest way in which the U.S. has expanded cooperation with the long-isolated Southeast Asian country. A White House statement said there is no better way for the U.S. to demonstrate its commitment to Myanmar than through such "people-to-people connections at a grassroots level." It says the first Peace Corps volunteers will arrive in Myanmar in late 2015 and will...

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