The security situation in Bolivia has deteriorated significantly, with the president being spirited away from his palace Feb. 12 because of clashes between the armed forces and striking police and civilian protesters, and rioting in the historic heart of La Paz. Twenty-nine people were killed and several buildings were burned down. Tensions remain high, and further unrest is likely since the roots of the protests have been only partially addressed. If traveling in Bolivia, be sure to respect roadblocks unless the demonstrators permit you to pass, because in the past, protesters have reacted violently when travelers have tried to circumvent barricades.