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 (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.…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Port-au-Prince (Haïti), Gun Shots Fired Near MSC…
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens that gun shots were fired near the MSC Hardware store on Boulevard 15 Octobre in Tabarre. All U.S. Citizens…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lima (Peru), March 22 Updates on Floods and Mudslides
Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides throughout the country, with the most widespread, severe effects in the northwest of the country.