Bolivia Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Nov 01, 2001
The Embassy of the United States in La Paz, Bolivia advises that a coalition of anti-government groups has called for a campaign of civil unrest in Bolivia beginning on November 6. In the past, these campaigns have resulted in large and sometimes violent demonstrations and blocked roads. U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations at all times, and they should not attempt to pass through or go around roadblocks. The leaders of this campaign of civil unrest include elements opposed to Bolivian Government coca eradication activities in the Chapare region between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba and the Yungas region northeast of La Paz. Since the U.S. Government is a strong supporter of the coca eradication activities, we recommend that U.S. citizens postpone all travel to the Chapare and Yungas regions until further notice.
U.S. Government employees and contractors in the Yungas region have been told to depart and not to travel to the Yungas region until further notice. U.S. citizens should keep apprised of current conditions and monitor local news sources prior to travel in Bolivia.
Information on current conditions may be obtained from the American Embassy, 2780 Avenida Arce, La Paz; tel. 243 3520 (country code 591) (city code 2). The Embassy's web site is available at www.megalink.com/usemblapaz.