Western Hemisphere

Public Discontent Spurs Ecuador Protests
On March 19, diverse groups of protestors converged in Quito, Guayaquil, and 11 other Ecuadorian cities to denounce a wide variety of President…

U.S. Announces Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials
On March 9, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order (E.O.) that referenced human rights violations, the undermining of democratic…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Chile, Natural Disasters in Chile
According to reports from the Chilean emergency management agency ONEMI, the U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of several occurring and potential…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Guatemala City (Guatemala), Semana Santa Holiday…
As we approach the Semana Santa holiday season in Guatemala, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens to maintain good daily security…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Santiago (Chile), State of Emergency in Copiapo and…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens the state of emergency in Copiapo has intensified in the past 24 hours due to heavy rain and increased…