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Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: To sum it up: all is not well in Bolivia

Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: To sum it up: all is not well in Bolivia

"Please donít worry about me. All the volunteers are safe and accounted for. We are all just anxiously awaiting more news. Hopefully it will be good. I believe in this country. I believe that, despite all the separatist rhetoric, Bolivians do not want to see their beloved, rugged, beautiful country ravaged by Civil War. I have to believe that because there are so many people that I love here. In a mere 7 months, I have fallen hard for this place. Even though it frustrates me to no end some days, I love this place. I love these people. And I have laid awake the last 3 nights hoping to wake up to a more familiar, peaceful version of the Bolivia I have come to regard as home"

Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: To sum it up: all is not well in Bolivia

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To sum it up: all is not well in Bolivia.

This past week has seen a lot of violence, protesting, roadblocking and diplomatic tension.

The US Ambassador was asked by President Morales to leave the country. There are 14 deaths accounted for in the northern department of Pando. A major natural gas pipeline has exploded. Gas and food are in short supply in major cities due to all the roadblocks and general unrest.

I am perfectly safe. Confused. Upset. Hoping that Bolivia finds a way to pick up the pieces of these conflicts in the near future.

I am not prepared to face the possibility of leaving this place. So, I ask of all you readers to think good thoughts about Bolivia. Read up if you are interested. www.democracyctr.org/blog

Also the NYTimes and the Washington Post have both recently posted articles. I donít have the links available right now, but simple searching should do the trick.

Please donít worry about me. All the volunteers are safe and accounted for. We are all just anxiously awaiting more news. Hopefully it will be good. I believe in this country. I believe that, despite all the separatist rhetoric, Bolivians do not want to see their beloved, rugged, beautiful country ravaged by Civil War. I have to believe that because there are so many people that I love here. In a mere 7 months, I have fallen hard for this place. Even though it frustrates me to no end some days, I love this place. I love these people. And I have laid awake the last 3 nights hoping to wake up to a more familiar, peaceful version of the Bolivia I have come to regard as homeÖ




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