South America trip back on again, and maybe a visit to the meth conference, too.

As readers of this blog know, I had to postpone my trip to Peru and Bolivia to report on coca doings because the Bolivian government announced on New Year's Day that US citizens would need visas to enter the country, even if coming as tourists. That announcement was followed by days of uncertainty, with the Bolivian consulate in Washington saying first one thing, then another about visa requirements. That's when we decided to postpone the trip. Now, thanks to Kathryn Ledebur of the Andean Information Network, who was kind enough to send me Bolivian press reports, we find out that the Bolivian government has decided the new visa requirements will not go into effect until March. That means I will now reschedule my trip for February. One of the regrets I had about the original trip schedule was that it would mean I would miss the 2nd National Conference on Methamphetamine, HIV, and Hepatitis organized by the Harm Reduction Project. The last one was absolutely outstanding, with cutting edge research and too many good panels to take in, and I expect this one to be as important. Now, I could make this conference...if DRCNet has enough money to send me. Calling Mr. Borden...
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