Congressman accompanies jailed American to court in Bolivia

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“International scrutiny will increase, not decrease,” Smith said in a statement. “What was a relatively obscure case is now a growing international embarrassment for the Morales government that runs Bolivia.”

Smith has called for Ostreicher's immediate release. And four New York Democrats — Sens. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerConvention shows Democrats support fracking, activists on the fringe Dem ad blasts Indiana senate candidate on Social Security The Trail 2016: Unity at last MORE and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandMcAuliffe: I wouldn't want a 'caretaker' in Kaine's Senate seat Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense The Trail 2016: The newrevolution begins MORE and Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velázquez — have written an open letter to the Bolivian government calling for Ostreicher to be granted bail.