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Operators re-route amid unrest

TOUR operators to Bolivia have been forced to re-route
holidaymakers following weeks of civil unrest and the resignation
on Monday of president Carlos Mesa.

Bolivia has been crippled by roadblocks and demonstrations with
protesters calling for the country’s gas reserves to be
nationalised. Police were using tear gas to break up violent
protests.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is urging against all but
essential travel to La Paz and the immediate area.

Roads in and out of the city and the Peruvian border have been
blocked and flights to the airport cancelled.

GAP Adventures has cancelled all tours leaving La Paz in the
next 15 days, and London-based World Expeditions has re-routed a
number of clients to Lima. Bristol-based Trips Worldwide rearranged
tours for three groups in the Lake Titicaca area who were due to
cross from Puno to Copacabana, in Boliva.

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