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11. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

No, that is a separate drama, about which a thread already exists... they're found dead by now, I've heard.

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting snatterand

This has probably nothing to do with it at all but we were in Bolivia in March and heard about a Austrian couple that was missing too, they were last heard of in Copacabana (Bolivia) end of January (23rd och 24th) and then nothing at all - and their bank accounts were emptied systematically (with maximum withdrawals everyday). It's extremely terrible - and it seems to happen frequently.

//Susanna

Bentivogli is correct - there is another thread about the Austrian couple. He is also correct in the fact that the two people were found deceased.

We're hoping that won't be the case with Jenny Pope.

13. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Unfortunately in parts of Latin America, this happens frequently, most people survive the ordeal, make a police report and report to their consulate then make arrangements to go back home or elsewhere. Due to the fact this affects tourism the country ususally does not like publicity surrounding the cases of those dissappeared or murdered, it is usually the family and friends of the missing or deceased that carry on. Check the Travel Advisories of your country's embassy for each country you plan to travel in..will give you an overview..take caution and use common sense but never be paranoid. In 99%+ of cases the traveller will experience a safe journey. These theives often pick their victims at random in bus terminals or crowded markets, happened to an associate of mine living and working in Peru.

14. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Bentivogli is correct - there is another thread about the Austrian couple. He is also correct in the fact that the two people were found deceased.

We're hoping that won't be the case with Jenny Pope.

Where is that thread?
//Susanna

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting snatterand

Where is that thread?
//Susanna

This is the first thread regarding Katharina & Peter - I'm sorry to say it received no responses but does have a link to the family's website:
MISSING IN BOLIVIA - Please help! DESAPARECIDOS EN BOLIVIA

Tis is the update thread:
MISSING IN BOLIVIA - Update and Warning!

16. Posted by marcosbk (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Waw...that's horrible!
I am latinamerican, I am planning on going to Ecador (where my girlfriend) in about 5 days...I am brazilian. Altough I was planning doing Ecuador,Peru,Bolivia,Brazil,Uruguay,Argentina,Chile and then back to Ecuador by road...Now with the problems there are in Bolivia with their new president that could be even worst.

Of course, I shouldn't have the same problem, obviously I got no money, or don't seem to, but still...

I have been in Banos(june2005), it's really nice...

That's a Shame...

So Sorry,

MarcosKraemer

17. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

What are the problems with the new president? I haven't heard of any problems, and while we were there it seemed that everyone was really hopeful and expecting lots of good changes from him. It's not like they write about Bolivian politics in Swedish newspapers, does anyone know where to keep updated on this?
//S

18. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Susanna,

check http://www.noticiasbolivianas.com/. It's in spanish, but quite useful.

Niels

19. Posted by Luucy (Full Member 39 posts) 10y

God Bless Jenny and her family .I HOPE she is safe and well.My prayers go out to you all.
I am also British but have lived here in Costa Rica CENTRAL not South America ...I hope things NEVER happen in Costa Rica as in South America ...which alas I hear and read of many "disapearances"
God Bless and I hope all turns out well
I wish I could help more but South America is FAR from Central America as here in Costa Rica !
"Luucy" debbie king

20. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Has there ever been any update?