Wow. I spoke too soon. Five hours ago I sat at a cafe down the street from the hotel where I have met my Peace Corps group, handwriting the previous Bignes blog. Then I typed it off and went down to meet my group, only to learn:
Our trip to Madagascar has been cancelled. Evidently it's obvious if you look at the BBC today. The military is no longer backing the President. It would be unsafe for us to go. I'm cancelled. Suffice it to say that we are a gloomy group. Tomorrow I will fly to upstate New York since they have to fly me somewhere.
I do not know what happens next.