United States Embassy Accepts James King and Bill Grimes Wardens of Iquitos

by Captain Bill

Jim King and Bill Grimes sitting on the park bench on the boulevard in front of the Dawn on the Amazon building, discussing their new responsibilities as Wardens of Iquitos

The United States Embassy, American Citizens Service Department, in Lima Peru accepts James King and William David Grimes as Wardens for U.S. citizens living in the department of Loreto, the largest department, covering nearly one third of the territory of Peru.

Mr. King with his wife Patricia, and Mr. Grimes with his wife Marmelita, live in Iquitos, the capital of Loreto, and use it as their base of operations. Greater Iquitos is the 6th largest city in Peru with a population of 420,000.

The Warden program is set up to pass information from the embassy to the U.S. citizens and nationals living in Peru. At the present time there are 20 Wardens operating in Peru. Their first task is to establish a voluntary list of contacts with emails and/or phone numbers that the Wardens maintain. The embassy will keep U.S. citizens informed through the Warden’s contact system, of information that could be important to the various groups and individuals that make up the American community with-in the Warden’s Zone.

King and Grimes are both experienced problem solvers and a good source of information for U.S. ex-pats, travelers, and tourists, in Iquitos and Loreto. Mr. Grimes is easy to locate on the 1st block of Nauta Street, #101 and the boulevard, #185. His offices are on the ground floor of the Dawn on the Amazon building on the corner. Click this link to Contact Bill.

Mr. King and Mr. Grimes will need all of the cooperation and good luck they can get. Some have offered their congratulations, others their condolences. One thing is apparent, they will do the best job they can with what they have to work with.

United States Embassy Accepts James King and William David Grimes Wardens of Loreto

Bill Grimes, reporting from Iquitos Peru.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike June 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Well Done Bill and Jim.

2 candiru June 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Pratically spies for the US govt

3 Caleb Whitaker June 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm

My congratulations and condolences! Glad to see the Embassy is making some good decisions too.

4 David Polinsky July 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

Dear Jim,
This is cool. Now the real question becomes: Which may be more burdensome 1) being a warden of Iquitos and Prov. of Loreto or 2) being a ward of either of them. I guess being a Warden..congratulations

Dave Polinsky

5 Eddie Lalo Calderon July 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Congratulations you two. I’ll need all the information I need when I arrive again to Iquitos…in the future. 🙂 Lalo

6 Captain Bill July 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Thanks Lalo. We will try to help, like always.

7 Leo July 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

Congrats to both of yawl. I have know both of yawl for tantos years. Smart decision by the embassy.

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