• Karachi CC Meeting - May 2017
    Over 50 participants from nearly 40 organizations in Karachi and the surrounding area attended an OSAC Country Council meeting on regional security dynamics and crime trends in Karachi, Pakistan on May 3, 2017.
    

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 Reporting

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caracas (Venezuela), July 25-29
The opposition has called for a general strike to occur Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We expect most businesses to be closed and movement for…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caracas (Venezuela), July 22-24
The Embassy has received reports of multiple events scheduled this weekend specifically Saturday, July 22 and Monday, July 24. Specific logistical…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Caracas (Venezuela), Reported Barriers in Valle…
The Embassy has received reports of barricades around the Mirador Redoma in Valle Arriba. While specific details regarding the barricades remain…