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9/16/2021 OSAC Analysis

On September 7, El Salvador officially adopted the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as legal tender, to be used alongside the country’s previously adopted currency, the U.S. dollar. While the currency’s official rollout itself hit...

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9/15/2021 Country Security Report

OSAC produces this Country Security Report (CSR) in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali. Travelers and security managers should use this report to gain baseline knowledge of securi...

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9/15/2021 Alerts

The Philippine government is piloting a new framework which establishes a “granular lockdown” and alert level system. The new framework places the National Capital Region (NCR) under Alert Level 4 beginning September 16...

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9/15/2021 Alerts

The U.S. Consulate General has received reports of a planned protest scheduled in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne for Saturday, September 18, 2021. The protest is expected to begin at approximately 12:00...

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9/15/2021 Alerts

On September 17 at 2:00 p.m., the Popular Youth Front of Mali and allies are calling for a demonstration at Maison de la Presse to demand France’s departure from Mali and to denounce the United States for blocking the sa...

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9/15/2021 Alerts

There are reports of possible demonstration activity in Kinshasa for Wednesday (September 15) and Friday (September 17). This activity may include a march from the Masina commune to the Palais du People.

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9/14/2021 Alerts

Transnational criminal groups and local gangs operating in Guayaquil have recently carried out a series of violent crimes in the region south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue, to include several murders and targeted assassina...

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9/14/2021 Alerts

A protest directed at the National Assembly is scheduled for today starting at 3:00 p.m. Although regular and consistent protest activity is common in Panama City, the Embassy anticipates larger participation than usual...

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9/14/2021 Travel Advisories

Reconsider travel to Australia due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

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9/14/2021 OSAC Analysis

This report looks at China’s new Data Security Law, which went into effect on September 1. This sweeping new law allows Chinese authorities to place controls regulating the exportation of data critical to Chinese nationa...

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