Western Hemisphere

Panama: H1N1 Deaths and Vaccine
Panama’s first case of type A H1N1 flu (swine flu) was detected in 2009, and the virus has been present ever since. Since May, at least 22 people…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Demonstration Near Aristide…
All U.S. Citizens are advised to stay clear of the area. Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Exercise Caution June 29
There has been an increase in crime and security related incidents in recent weeks, including a number of incidents involving U.S. and other western…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Demonstrations June 28
There is a report of a demonstration at Parliament. All U.S. Citizens are advised to avoid the area. Please keep in mind that demonstrations in…