Western Hemisphere

Recent Violence in Los Cabos and the Threat to Traveler Security
2016 homicide and kidnapping rates across Mexico reached levels that have not been observed since the 2011 peak in cartel and narco-related violence.…

Colombia in 2017: Private Sector Security Posture Benchmarking Survey
As FARC rebels continue to demobilize under the peace deal and negotiations with the ELN are underway, many OSAC organizations are reassessing the…

What is Mayaro?
In late 2016, the CDC published results from a blood sample taken from a single patient in 2015 in Haiti as an emerging mosquito-borne virus called…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Very Heavy Traffic in…
The U. S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens of very heavy traffic in Petionville, particularly in the Place Boyer and Place St Pierre areas. All U.S.…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Brasilia (Brazil), Nationwide Demonstrations on…
The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia alerts U.S. citizens in Brazil that media reports and social networking sites indicate that numerous anti-corruption…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haïti), Demonstration in Front of the…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens that there is a small, on-going demonstration in front of the embassy, today, March 23, 2017. All U.S.…