Western Hemisphere

Venezuela Security Update: Upcoming Votes and Potential Protests
The current political and economic strife in Venezuela has led to near-daily protests over the last three months, frequently shutting down areas of…

Tourism Boat Sinks Near Medellin
On June 25, a tourism boat capsized in the Penol-Guatape reservoir, near Medellin, a major tourism destination. There have been fatalities reported;…

Escalating Violence in Rio de Janeiro: Numbers and Context
OSAC constituents have raised concerns, to include personal and residential security, over the potential impact from the deteriorating security…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caracas (Venezuela), Embassy Closed July 20; Strikes…
The Embassy has received reports of a 24-hour general strike beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 20, until 6 a.m. Friday, July 21. We expect there to…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bridgetown (Barbados), Tropical Storm Don
The U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and the U.S. Embassy in Grenada alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Tropical Storm Don in…