RE: Vote early and often

"Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D)"
"Herscowitz, Theresa (PERU/HPN)"
2010-05-11 19:17
Hey man,
We're thinking of you guys.  Hoping that Beau has a very speedy recovery.
Andy & Tracy

From: []
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:56 PM
To: Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D)
Subject: Re: Vote early and often

Johnny is at Treasury and just got engaged. Sorry to hear about your grandmother. How is Peru- now that your the boss? Look forward to seeing you in July.

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From: "Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D)" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:44:33 -0500
To: Hunter Biden<>
Subject: RE: Vote early and often

What ever happened with John?  Did he ever get a job at Treasury?  How's business these days?  My boss got called back up to Washington to head USAID's Haiti Task Team (he's now USAID's top guy on Haiti recovery in Washington).  Very impressive guy.  So, that means I'm Acting Director of USAID in Peru for the indefinite future.  Scary.   
I hope to be back in DC with the family for a week or two in July.  Maybe we can get together then. 
By the way, my grandmother ended up passing away two days after yours.  Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the funeral.  It's tough being away.
Hope you and your family are doing well.  Come visit.

From: Hunter Biden []
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:15 PM
To: Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D)
Subject: Vote early and often


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From: Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D) []
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:05 AM
To: Hunter Biden
Subject: RE: What's new?


That's encouraging news.  I shared it with her, and she greatly appreciated hearing that someone with the same thing is living a totally normal life.  She said that she's happy so far with her doctors at Cedars in L.A., but that she'll let me know if she wants any referrals in the future.  Thanks so much.  Best to the family.




From: Hunter Biden []
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:05 PM
To: Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D)
Subject: Re: What's new?

Yes that was his diagnosis. He is totally fine and has been ever since he went through treatment 8 or 9 years ago now.  In favt it didn't prevent him from joining Guard or passing any of the PT requirements for active duty in Iraq. If you would like me to find names of his Dr.s I can. He went to NIH. 

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On Aug 20, 2009, at 4:47 PM, "Herscowitz, Andrew (PERU/D)" <> wrote:

Tracy's sister was just diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis.  Does that sound familiar?  Is my recollection correct that your brother was diagnosed with what you described as "bamboo spine" a few years back, but has since been living a pain free and normal life.  Or did he have something else?  She's been going through months of unexplicable pain until she finally hooked up with the right doctors in L.A. and is about to start treatment.  She's got four kids under the age of seven.


As for us, everything is going great in Peru.  I started my new job, and I've been the Acting Mission Director since I got back and will continue to be for the next month or so.  Nobody's tried to murder me yet, which is a good sign.  We've been doing a lot of work advising the Peruvian government on conflict mitigation in the wake of the indigenous protests here a few months ago, so the work has been very interesting. 


I wish we had had more time to catch up while I was in D.C.  You should plan a family trip to Machu Picchu.  Your kids are the perfect age for that.


If Ankylosing Spondylitis sounds familiar to you, let me know.  I'd love to be able to give my sister-in-law some hope that it's something that she can live a normal life with when detected early.  She's been going through a very rough few months.






Andrew M. Herscowitz

Deputy Mission Director

U.S. Agency for International Development 

U.S. Embassy/Peru

Phone  +511.618-1202

Mobile +511.99809-1762

VOIP (202) 216-6245 ext. 1202

Fax +511. 618-1350