What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Relatively small. Morale varies, depending on who you talk to. We've enjoyed our time here. My kids are happy. - Sep 2016


I feel that the morale is good here. There is a good mix of families, couples, and singles. Also right now, the management team is amazing. - Apr 2015


Small and getting smaller. Morale is pretty bad. Lots of people talk about La Paz like it's a prison sentence. - Nov 2014


The expat community is fairly small and shrinking. Many missions and international NGOs are closing or moving their operations to neighboring countries due to less than welcoming posture by the government of Bolivia and its tendency to expel or expropriate international aid and business concerns. Morale in the Embassy has suffered terribly in the wake of the expulsion of USAID and the closure of the remainder of our anti-narcotics operations in 2013. Literally hundreds of employees lost their jobs. With these recent blows and the continuing lack of an Ambassador since 2008, Embassy leadership has really struggled to set a new course. - Jan 2014


Shrinking. - Jul 2013


There are some miners here, but it is not really a large expat community. And it does not seem to be a close-knit community. - Jun 2013


Medium. - Jul 2012


Small to Mid size. - Feb 2012


Getting smaller all the time. - Aug 2011


Small but they are here. - May 2011


Large - Mar 2011


Big. - Aug 2010


Medium sized but they blend a lot with the local community - Jan 2010


Large. - Aug 2009


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