Peace Corps Suspends Bolivia Program

130 Peace Corps Volunteers have been safely removed from Bolivia and relocated to Peru amid political unrest in Bolivia.

Read the Peace Corps announcement.

Peace Corps’s top priority is the health and safety of it Volunteers who yearly practice safety drills in case evacuation becomes necessary.

See this update from the Andean Information Network, including an email message from an evacuated Volunteer.

And read this report from the Associated Press in October 2008 about 70 Volunteers who had been evacuated from Bolivia and subsequently terminated their Peace Corps assignments early, so they could return to Bolivia on their own terms. (Normally, Peace Corps would work to find new assignments for these Volunteers.)

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