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.