• Bamako CC Meeting - April 2017
    Ambassador Paul Folmsbee and Regional Security Officer Jason Willis provide remarks to the newly established Bamako, Mali Country Council on April 5, 2017.
    

Western Hemisphere

FARC Dissidents and Recent Violence in Colombia
Despite the ongoing demobilization process and general reduction in violence, violent incidents attributed to dissident factions of the Revolutionary…

Venezuela: Another Round of Violent Protests Possible
Venezuela’s opposition forces are calling for large-scale demonstrations on April 19, in a continuation of protest activity calling for democratic…

Severe Impact of Floods in Peru
Since January, heavy rainfall has caused significant destruction across 24 of Peru’s 25 regions, to include areas in the Lima region and the…

Consular Reporting

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Santiago (Chile), ANFACH Strike Affecting Border…
One of Chile’s customs agent associations, ANFACH, declared an indefinite strike on May 24, 2017. As a result, some border crossings are currently…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Managua (Nicaragua), Malaria State of Emergency…
The U.S. Embassy in Managua advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Nicaragua declared a state of emergency related to malaria in the Autonomous…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haïti), Burning Tires-OAVCT
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of burning tires outside of OAVCT on Blvd. 15 Octobre in Tabarre.