News & Events

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (September 13, 2018)

Location: Colombia, La Guajira, Magdalena, and Atlántico Departments Event: Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to enter the Caribbean Sea early on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  There is a risk of strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding, particularly in La Guajira and the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta region. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: A nationwide referendum on anti-corruption measures will take place throughout Colombia on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  There is the potential for demonstrations, traffic disruptions, and visible police presence during the campaigns leading up to the referendum.  There will be road closures throughout Bogota and other major cities on August 26.  Alcohol ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. elections

Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Secretary Mattis travels to South America

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks Sunday, Aug. 12 on his first trip to South America while leading the Department of Defense. The White House declared 2018 the “Year of the Americas,” and the Secretary’s trip underscores the Department’s strong defense ties with Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. These relationships are critical to a ...
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The Travel Advisory for Colombia

The Travel Advisory for Colombia was updated on June 28, 2018. Colombia – Level 2: Exercise increased caution                                      C       T Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except ...
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