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 SchumerWith no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder Gorsuch hearings: A referendum on Originalism and corporate power We must act now and pass the American Health Care Act MORE and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenators demand Pentagon action after nude photo scandal Chelsea Clinton to be honored by Variety, Lifetime Ten years later, House Dems reunite and look forward MORE and Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velázquez — have written an open letter to the Bolivian government calling for Ostreicher to be granted bail.