Peace Corps: Idealism shouldn’t be dangerous
Peace Corps volunteers in Honduras are coming home for good. The corps recently announced it could not guarantee the safety of its 158 recruits there because of pervasive violence related to drugs and organized crime. The news is disappointing in that the Peace Corps has performed important work in the poor Central American nation. But it does suggest that the corps is finally responding to complaints of systemic indifference to the security of those it sends abroad.