Western Hemisphere

Major Events Spotlight: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics (May 2016)
With less than 80 days until the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, political turmoil, rising crime rates, lack of visibility…

Venezuela Contingency Planning: OSAC Benchmarking Results
Venezuela is in the midst of a spiraling economic crisis and an inexorable political stalemate between President Maduro and the opposition…

Los Cabos Hospitals Accused of Unethical Practices
The popular beach vacation region of Los Cabos, which includes Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, is located at the southernmost tip of Baja…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Upcoming Election related…
The U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. Citizens that the next significant dates in the Haiti election calendar are Sunday, May 29, when the…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens
The protest on Route National 1 near Montrouis has turned violent with reports of fatalities, shots fired, and teargas deployed. The Embassy Security…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Archaie Roadblocks
Due to ongoing roadblocks at Arcahaie on Route National 1, the Embassy Security Officer has restricted all Embassy personnel from travel between…