Friday, September 26, 2008

Evacuation of Peace Corps from Bolivia: Dispelling Myths

Andean Information Network, Sept. 25 2008

AIN wanted to share with you a letter from a Peace Corps volunteer who was evacuated from Bolivia. The official message of the U.S. about the safety of Americans in Bolivia at this time would have the world believe that there is a real threat. The most recent Department of State Travel Warning asserts, “The Department of State has authorized the departure of non-emergency personnel and all family members of U.S. Embassy personnel in Bolivia and suggests all U.S. citizens defer non-essential travel to Bolivia. U.S. citizens currently in Bolivia should remain vigilant, monitor local media, review their security posture on a regular basis, and consider departing if the situation allows.”

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