Late breaking news from Yoli in Bolivia:
Apparently the campesinos are lifting their blockades until Oct. 15 to give the government and the opposition leaders time to negotiate. All the festivities for tomorrow’s Dia de Santa Cruz (24 de Septiembre) are back on.
You can read a bit more in this news brief from El Deber (but the translation isn’t great)
Anyway, upon hearing this news, she called the airport to see if her flight was still canceled. They told her that as far as they had heard, the flight was still on.
Then she called me. And then I called American Airlines. The person there insisted the flight was still canceled.
So I called Yoli back. We agreed that it was still worth it for her to drive to the airport tomorrow with the luggage and the girls on the chance that the flight would still leave.
After that I continued calling American. It took several calls before they finally told me that, yes, the flight was scheduled after all. Then we got Yoli and the girls switched back onto tomorrow’s flight (and there were some hand-wringing moments during that process).
Long story short: Yoli is returning home tomorrow after all. Hooray!