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Bolivia Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Feb 17, 2003

This Travel Warning is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to the deteriorating political and security situation in Bolivia. U.S. citizens are urged to defer travel to Bolivia at this time, and those already in Bolivia should remain vigilant as events develop.

The security situation throughout Bolivia has deteriorated significantly. Clashes between supporters and opponents of the government of President Sanchez de Lozada, including armed clashes between police and military forces, have left many dead and resulted in significant property damage. Some businesses associated with the United States have been looted.

The State Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Bolivia at this time. U.S. citizens in Bolivia should look closely at their own security situation and remain vigilant as events develop.

U.S. consular personnel remain available to provide emergency information and services to American citizens. In the case of an emergency or for the latest security information, the U.S. Embassy can be reached at 591-2-2430251.

For further information, please see the latest consular information sheet for Bolivia and the latest worldwide caution that are available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet home page at http://travel.state.gov. Updated information on travel and security in Bolivia may also be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747.

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