Leave No American Behind

When the Peruvian government announced a travel lockdown on March 15 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, 35 American citizens were stuck deep in the country’s Amazon region. These Americans were unsure of how they would make it to the city of Iquitos, where our diplomats had booked a U.S. government-funded charter flight to take them back to the U.S. They had 24 hours to reach the airport, from the country’s most rugged and remote areas, before the plane took off.

Thankfully, the State Department is in the business of fixing…

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