We were sad to receive the following note this week from Sra. Gloria de Steine, the Bolivian Consulate in Minnesota:

Effective November 15th, the Bolivian Consulate from Minnesota has been closed, definitely. Therefore, you can get in touch with the New York office.


Phone number: 212-687-0530/0531


Thank you


Gloria Steine

Mano a Mano is going to miss having consular services available in our own metro area – over the years, Gloria has processed hundreds of travel visa applications for Mano a Mano volunteers and staff, approved the paperwork for hundreds of thousands of pounds of cargo shipped from Minnesota to Bolivia, and helped bring Bolivia a little closer to the Twin Cities.

We will be sure to keep people informed of Mano a Mano’s recommendations for getting travel visas and other Bolivian consular services.