Western Hemisphere

Venezuela Outlook: Private Sector Adapting to a New Normal
Among the greatest concerns for the private sector have been a crumbling economy and persistently hostile anti-business rhetoric from senior…

Brazilian Protest Drivers: 2015
Rising inflation, austerity proposals, energy price hikes, and fallout from the Petrobras corruption scandal has crushed President Dilma Rousseff’s…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Guadalajara (Mexico), Road Blockades throughout…
The U.S. Consulate confirmed reports of ongoing criminal road blockades throughout Guadalajara and surrounding areas. Multiple vehicles were…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lima (Peru), Flood Emergency in Loreto Department
The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens traveling or living in Peru that the department of Loreto in northern Peru has declared a state of emergency…