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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Flooding and Landslides, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (April 26, 2019)

Location: Colombia, nationwide Event: Colombian authorities have issued landslide alerts for 10 of Colombia’s 32 administrative departments. Strong rain, electrical storms, and landslides are expected to continue throughout the month of May 2019.  Landslides regularly cause fatalities and block major roads during the Colombian rainy season. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Monitor ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota (April 24, 2019)

Location: Colombia, countrywide Event: Demonstrations (called a “paro nacional,” or nationwide strike) are expected to take place throughout Colombia beginning Thursday, April 25. Students, labor unions, and indigenous groups are protesting government policies and funding. Additional demonstrations are scheduled for the coming weeks in urban and rural areas. U.S. citizens may encounter heavy police presence, ...
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Secretary Pompeo Visit to Cucutá, Colombia, April 14, 2019

“….We are desperately trying to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela.  We are committed to helping Venezuela, the region, deny Maduro the opportunity to engage in this thuggish behavior that has been so harmful to ordinary Venezuelans.  We’re determined to achieve this outcome, and we’re optimistic that we can get there.” – Secretary ...
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United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $61 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the 3.4 million Venezuelans who have fled the man-made crisis in their country. The Vice President recognizes the need to increase support for these vulnerable Venezuelans, and announced the new funding ...
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Demonstration Alert: PanAmerican Highway Protests (05 April 2019).

Location: Pan-American Highway, Departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Huila and Caqueta, Colombia Event: Protestors have blocked parts of the Pan-American Highway since March 12, disrupting transportation and causing shortages of fuel and supplies.  Police have clashed with protestors.  U.S. Embassy employees require advance permission to travel to these areas. Actions to Take: Avoid the ...
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