USS SOMERSET of the United States and BAP Pisco of Peru will carry out joint simulation exercises for rapid response to natural disasters

The United States Navy’s USS Somerset (LPD 25) multipurpose vessel will arrive at the port of Callao to participate in joint exercises to simulate a rapid response to natural disasters, in conjunction with the Peruvian Navy’s recently incorporated multipurpose vessel BAP Pisco (AMP-156).  The joint amphibious landing will take place on the Costa Verde. Approximately ...
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U.S. Ambassador At-Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons Arrived in Peru to Support Fight Against Child Exploitation

Ambassador at-Large John Cotton Richmond, of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), arrived in Peru for the implementation launch of the “Child Protection Compact” (CPC), a four-year plan that will strengthen efforts to prevent and sanction child trafficking and provide services to victims. The implementation ceremony ...
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U.S. officials, senior Peruvians commemorate implementation launch of U.S.-Peru Child Protection Compact Partnership Activities

United States Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs, United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond, and Vice Minister of Interior for Public Safety Nataly Ponce Chauca, commemorated the launch of activities to implement the U.S. – Peru Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The CPC Partnership was signed in 2017 ...
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Find out if you are eligible for a visa renewal without an interview

Certain applicants may be able to apply to renew their visas without an interview. Qualified applicants can complete the online application , pay the fees, and drop off their passports and other required documents at one of this five designated locations around Peru at any time during their normal business hours. and  If you have urgent travel, please make an appointment through the ...
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USNS Comfort Concludes Successful Medical Assistance Mission

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs, President of the Council of Ministers César Villanueva, Minister of Defense José Huerta, and senior civilian and military officials traveled today to Paita, Piura Region, where they participated in a moving ceremony to recognize a successful medical assistance mission involving 200 doctors, nurses, and military technicians, plus U.S. ...
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U.S. Hospital Ship will treat thousands of patients on the northern Peruvian coast

The United States Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), arrives in Peru on a medical assistance mission on October 30. It anchors near the port of Paita, Piura, and will provide medical services and surgeries from November 1 to 5 for patients from the Peruvian north coast, including Piura and Tumbes. During the visit, ...
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United States delivers COER Moquegua to prevent and respond to natural disasters

The Ambassador of the United States in Peru, Krishna R. Urs, and the and the Director of the Peruvian Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), Brigadier General Jorge Chávez, participated in a ceremony today to deliver the Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) Moquegua, built by the United States Southern Command through its Humanitarian Assistance Program. At a ...
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Inka Temple at Huánuco Pampa wins 2018 Ambassadors Fund Award

Ambassador Krishna R. Urs and Minister of Culture Patricia Balbuena, announced a winning project for the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP): the conservation and restoration of the Inka temple of the Huánuco Pampa archaeological site. The announcement took place this morning at the Huaca Mangomarca, in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, whose pyramid ...
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United States Continues to Assist Venezuelans in Need

Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide affected Venezuelans with emergency food assistance, safe drinking water, hygiene supplies, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (September 26, 2018)

Location: Cusco/ La Convención, Peru Event: The Federation of Coca Growers of the Provinces of La Convención, Yanatile, and Lares (FEPCACYL) continue to demonstrate in the La Convención area; demonstrations are likely to intensify.  The taxi driver association has indicated they will join the protest.  Tourist police report police and protestors have clashed, but there ...
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American Citizen Services & Federal Benefits Unit Events

Town Hall The U.S. Embassy Consul General, Denison Offutt, will host a Town Hall meeting on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:00pm, in Arequipa to provide a general overview of ACS services, answer questions, and to listen to experiences of U.S. citizens. Where: Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (El Cultural) – Melgar 109, Cercado, Arequipa When: ...
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Patriot Day, 2018

PATRIOT DAY, 2018 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION September 10, 2018 On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to ...
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U.S. Government humanitarian assistance to Peru in response to Venezuelan migration reaches $4.1 million

Sep. 6, 2018 – U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs authorized an additional $500,000 to support humanitarian assistance efforts in Peru in the priority sector of health to respond to the continuing influx of Venezuelan migrants.  The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is providing the assistance ...
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The United States and Canada Support Peru with $7 Million to Strengthen Nuclear Security

Ambassador Gwyneth Kutz of Canada and Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Wells from the United States Embassy launched the implementation of the project to Strengthen Cargo Container Security at the DP World Terminal at the Port of Callao today. The United States and Canada prioritized the Port of Callao for assistance from the Department of ...
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Ambassador Urs inaugurates Regional Scientific Dialogue in Iquitos

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs inaugurated a scientific regional dialogue yesterday titled “Charting Routes Toward Prosperity:  Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure” at the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) in Iquitos, with the presence of U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Thomas Lovejoy. National and regional authorities attended the meeting, including Loreto Governor Fernando Meléndez Celis and the ...
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Ambassador Urs promoted sports, healthy life and the use of the bycicle in Tarapoto

Ambassador Krishna Urs led a bicycle tour that covered almost 90 kilometers and included locations that are successful examples of alternative development in the San Martin Region. In the following images we can see the stops and visits he made as he passed through the “Ciudad de las Palmeras” (“City of Palm Trees”). August 9 ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (August 7, 2018)

Location: Cusco, Cusco, Peru Event: PROMPERU (Peruvian Tourism Board, part of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism) is reporting a transportation strike and related road blocks in the vicinity of the city of Cusco that could last up to two days.  Beginning this morning, entry/exit points to the Sacred Valley, in Poroy and Pisac, are ...
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Collision in vicinity of Cusco (July 18, 2018)

Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has confirmed that two trains collided between Cusco and Machu Picchu during the morning of July 31, 2018. While U.S. citizens were onboard, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities to U.S. citizens. The injured passengers were transported to Cusco-area clinics. Peruvian authorities are working ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on Nicaragua

The United States strongly condemns the ongoing violence in Nicaragua and human rights abuses committed by the Ortega regime in response to protests. After years of fraudulent elections and the regime’s manipulation of Nicaraguan law – as well as the suppression of civil society, opposition parties, and independent media – the Nicaraguan people have taken ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Peruvian National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Peru on the anniversary of your independence. Our people share a long-standing friendship that is at the core of our excellent bilateral relationship. Today, we celebrate your country’s rich history, cultural diversity, and democratic values. We look forward to continuing to ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (July 24, 2018)

Location: Ricardo Palma Clinic on Javier Prado East 1066, Corpac, San Isidro. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from Peruvian authorities of explosions at the Ricardo Palma Clinic in San Isidro at 10:12 a.m. this morning.  Peruvian law enforcement has closed the perimeter of the building, to include Calle Ricardo Angulo, Calle ...
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Renewal of Travel Advisory

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Peru.  The full text of the Travel Advisory follows: Peru – Level 1: Exercise normal precautions C T Exercise normal precautions in Peru. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Colombian – Peruvian border area in the Loreto ...
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NAMRU-6 Iquitos, Peru, Embassy Auction

POC: Logan Ortlieb; logan.a.ortlieb2.mil@mail.mil. Items for sale: Various laboratory and computer equipment. Laptops, Refrigerators, Centrifuge, etc. (full listing and photos available upon request). Viewing time of items in Iquitos: Monday, July 9th at NAMRU Iquitos facility. Time of proposals to the embassy: Tuesday, July 10th from 08:00AM to 12:00PM. Embassy employee entrance on Avendia Lima Polo. ...
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The United States and Peru sign Memorandum of Understanding on the Exchange of Terrorist Screening Information

Lima, June 19, 2018 – The United States Ambassador to Peru, Krishna R. Urs, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Néstor Popolizio, signed a memorandum of understanding today between the Government of the Republic of Peru and the Government of the United States on the exchange of terrorist screening Information. The signing ...
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43 Peace Corps Volunteers Take Oath of Office

Forty-three new Peace Corps Volunteers took their oaths of office June 7, 2018 at a ceremony held at the Peace Corps Training Center in Chaclacayo, Peru.  They will go to rural and suburban areas of the regions of Áncash, Amazonas, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Junín, and Pasco, increasing the number of Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Peru ...
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Health Notice – U.S. Embassy Lima (June 7, 2018)

Location: Peru   Event:  For your information, this Health Notice repeats the statement by Secretary Pompeo, released Tuesday, June 5, 2018, regarding the Health Incidents Response Task Force, established in response to unexplained health incidents that have affected U.S. government personnel and family members in Cuba and China.  An unofficial Spanish translation of the statement ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the Organization of American States General Assembly

Secretary Pompeo participated today in the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Washington, D.C. with foreign ministers and senior representatives of other OAS member states. As the OAS celebrates the 70th anniversary of its charter, member states took stock of the important work the OAS has accomplished to advance hemispheric peace, security, human ...
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Statement By Secretary Pompeo: LGBTI Pride Month

The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment and intimidation for ...
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Statement By Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Mother’s Day Violence in Nicaragua

The United States condemns the Nicaraguan government’s violent response to peaceful Mother’s Day marches in Managua and other cities yesterday, including assaults on mothers mourning their children killed since protests began April 18.  The United States also condemns the beatings of journalists and attacks against local TV and radio stations. The international community and the citizens ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (May 24, 2018)

  Location: Cusco, Peru   Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima received reports from Peruvian authorities regarding a strike in Cusco on Thursday, May 24.  The strike is against the rising cost of fuel and gasoline. The Federación Departamental de Trabajadores (FDTC) and other transportation unions are expected to take part.  While local authorities are ...
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Statement by Scretary Pompeo: An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20. This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy. Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through free, fair, and transparent elections, the government faces isolation from the international ...
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Meet Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State

Few Americans possess a resume as varied as that of Mike Pompeo: first in his class at West Point, an editor of the Harvard Law Review, entrepreneur, congressman and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Add a new line to that resume: America’s chief diplomat. Pompeo, 54, was sworn in 26 April 2018 as the ...
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Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (April 27, 2018)

Location: Pan-American Highway Between Talara and Tumbes, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from Peruvian authorities regarding a protest by fishing industry workers and others blocking all traffic on the Pan-American Highway from Talara to Tumbes, between Kilometer 220 and Kilometer 227 in northern Peru.  The protest is against a decree ...
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New era of partnership

USAID Administrator Mark Green, Prime Minister César Villanueva, Minister of Finance David Tuesta, and the Executive Director of DEVIDA, Carmen Masías, celebrated a “New Era of Partnership” between the United States and Peru in countering narco-trafficking.  The celebration marked by the start of two new USAID public-private partnerships (one to support the coffee sector and ...
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Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan On the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we are as a country, and the United States will continue to ...
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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s meeting with President Martín Vizcarra of Peru

Vice President Mike Pence met today with Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra to discuss the strong partnership between the two countries. Vice President Pence thanked him for hosting the Summit of the Americas in Lima and underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to bring democracy back to the great people of Venezuela.  The ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 10, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States will promote priorities of mutual interest to the region, including supporting democracy; addressing the ...
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Presidential Transition Reaffirms Strength of Democracy in Peru

March 23, 2018 The United States looks forward to working with President Martín Vizcarra following the constitutional transfer of power. We will continue advancing our bilateral relationship based on our shared values of democracy, security, mutually beneficial trade, and respect for human rights. The United States is pleased to work with Peru at the April ...
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Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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International Wildlife Day: “Big cats, predators under threat”

The U.S Embassy in Lima, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR), the Municipality of Surco and the nonprofit organization Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) celebrated International Wildlife Day on March 3, a day proclaimed by the ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Visit to Latin America

March 10, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will travel to Peru next month to attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima and will meet with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Following the President’s participation at the summit, he will travel to Colombia to meet with President Juan Manuel Santos. The trip will be the President’s ...
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Winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition

California State University, San Marcos Partners: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima Species Conservation through Innovative Practices in U.S.A and Perú  California State University and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos will partner to enhance the academic experience of students in the U.S. and Perú through joint research on wildlife biology and public outreach ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

March 7, 2018 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss the strong partnership between our two countries. President Trump underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to restore democracy in Venezuela, and the two leaders discussed the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which ...
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Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 14, 2018 We support the decision of Peru, as the host of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to withdraw its invitation to President Maduro of Venezuela.  Peru’s decision was made with the support of the Lima Group, which upheld the high democratic standard for Summit participation. The United ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (February 08, 2018)

Location: Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru Event: The Security Alert previously issued on December 19, 2017, has been cancelled and the temporary security measures have been rescinded. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n Surco, Lima 33, Peru Telephone: (51-1) 618-2000 After-hours emergencies: +511-618-2000 LimaACS@state.gov https://pe.usembassy.gov Lima ACS Facebook page U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco Avenida El Sol 449 ...
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Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections. These elections do not have the agreement of all political parties and limit the ability of individuals to run in the election. By denying participation in the electoral process, the ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with Foreign Minister Aljovín

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Peruvian Foreign Minister Lucia Cayetana Aljovin Gazzani February 5, 2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lima, Peru MODERATOR:  (Via interpreter)  Good afternoon (inaudible) declaration of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru Cayetana Aljovin. FOREIGN MINISTER ALJOVIN:  (Via interpreter)  Welcome, press.  Thank you for being here with us today.  I just ...
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President Donald J. Trump’s Foreign Policy puts America First

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 30, 2018 “As we rebuild America’s strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.” – President Donald J. Trump CHARTING A NEW COURSE: President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy is putting the interests and security of the ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere. Throughout his travel, Secretary Tillerson will ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson

The United States strongly rejects the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for snap presidential elections before April 30.  This vote would be neither free nor fair. It would only deepen, not help resolve, national tensions. It would not reflect the will of the Venezuelan people, and would be seen as undemocratic and illegitimate in ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (January 12, 2018)

Location: Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru Event: We remind U.S. citizens that in response to recent threat information, and until further notice, Embassy personnel are temporarily required to utilize vehicles to commute to and from the Embassy.  Walking, running and bicycling to and from the Embassy are strictly prohibited. Additionally, commercial areas in close proximity ...
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Sports Envoy Dean Karnazes Travels to Peru

Ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes will travel to Peru, January 6–15, as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy .  Karnazes will engage Peruvian communities, including some of the country’s top runners, senior sports and youth officials, blind athletes, and indigenous people. In Lima, Karnazes will share his expertise with the Pan American Games committee as it plans ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Threat to U.S. Government Personnel

December 19, 2017 In response to recent threat information, and until further notice, Embassy personnel are temporarily required to utilize vehicles to commute to and from the Embassy.  Walking, running and bicycling to and from the Embassy are strictly prohibited. Additionally, commercial areas in close proximity to the Embassy (highlighted area in red) are off ...
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President Trump Announces National Security Strategy

President Donald J. Trump Announces a National Security Strategy to Advance America’s Interests   NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: December 18, 2017 A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling a new National Security Strategy that sets a positive strategic direction for the United States ...
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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges demand new approaches. My announcement today marks the beginning ...
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Remarks at the Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Event

John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State George C. Marshall Center Washington, DC December 4, 2017 Thank you, Ambassador Kozak. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here today. I’m delighted to be here, honored to be able to speak before you. Each year on November 25th, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination ...
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Information regarding travel in northern Peru

The U.S. Embassy in Lima received information on Wednesday, November 29 regarding road closures on the Pan-American Highway in the northern part of Peru.  The roads are being blocked by protesting agricultural workers.  These roadblocks are affecting travel between some cities in the north including: Mancora, Piura, Talara, and Tumbes. At this time, we have ...
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Statement By Secretary Tillerson on the Latest DPRK Missile Launch

November 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The DPRK’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them must be reversed. Together the international community must continue ...
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Ambassador Urs swears in 43 new Peace Corps Volunteers

Ambassador Krishna R. Urs swore in 43 new Peace Corps Volunteers, who will live and work for the next two years in Peru and work on community development projects. The new group will be part of the almost 170 Peace Corps volunteers who work in ten Peruvian regions, and will be assigned to the regions ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

The United States Embassy in Lima invites Peruvian cultural institutions to submit proposals to the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation contest, which opens two calls for proposals this year:  one for projects requesting funds between $24,000 and $174,000, and another for projects that request funds from $200,000 to $979,000.  Each call has its own ...
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Lima Group’s Declaration on Venezuela

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 27, 2017 The United States welcomes the Lima Group’s leadership in addressing the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The Lima Group’s recent declaration in Toronto – including its support for the provision of humanitarian assistance for the Venezuelan people, condemnation of electoral abuses and call for electoral reform including a ...
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Peruvian National Census, Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Government of Peru will conduct a national census on Sunday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Peruvian government has instructed Peruvian citizens and residents to remain in their place of residence throughout the day to ensure they are registered by a census surveyor from Peru’s National Institute of Statistics (INEI). Anyone ...
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Venezuela: Illegitimate Parallel Institutions

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson October 19, 2017 The United States condemns the Venezuelan government’s latest anti-democratic action: requiring newly elected governors to submit to the illegitimate Constituent Assembly to be sworn into office. The use of this illegitimate, parallel institution to take over ...
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Ambassador-Designate Urs arrives in Peru

On October 18, the Embassy welcomed our new Ambassador-Designate, Krishna “Kris” Urs, and the Embassy staff took the opportunity to give him a team T-shirt to cheer for Peru’s national soccer team. Ambassador-Designate Urs first visited Peru in 1979, traveling through various regions of the country with his university friends in Quito, and returned to ...
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Ambassador Nichols and Peru’s Minister of Culture Announce Winning Cultural Patrimony Project

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols and Peru’s Minister of Culture Salvador del Solar announced that the winning project for the State Department’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 is the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Culture for the preservation of an Ichma culture pyramid at the Mangomarca archaeological site in San Juan de Lurigancho. ...
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Meet the 15 Peruvian entrepreneurs selected for YLAI 2017

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the Peruvian Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2017 Fellows cohort. The YLAI program demonstrates the United States’ commitment to increased trade and investment in the region. These programs, in the words of Vice President Mike Pence, “bring even more of our business culture of entrepreneurship and ...
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Ambassador Nichols visits Chankillo observatory

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols visited the 13 towers of Chankillo, the oldest astronomical observatory in the world, winner of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation in 2016 for $125,000.  The project was selected from a field of around thirty projects for the preservation of Peruvian cultural heritage. The Ambassador’s visit came as part of the ...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and ...
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On the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 11, 2017   Today we remember the victims of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and honor the heroes who valiantly saved many lives that day, even sacrificing their own. Their courage on that day remains an example of the character of the ...
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Peruvian-American Bi-National Center Convention

Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Wells attended the 23rd Convention of Bi-National Centers in Tarapoto, San Martín, to meet with more than 100 leaders and representatives from Peruvian-American Institutes and Cultural Centers, to promote the strategic alliance that exists between these institutions and the U.S. Government. The Peruvian-American Institutes and Cultural Centers, also known as ...
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De-centralization in Peru

Amb. Brian A. Nichols shared the main accomplishments of 15 years of the de-centralization process in Peru with regional governments, ministers, and representatives from the Presidential Council of Ministers, and delivered a toolkit and lessons learned to government representatives. Minister of Environment Elsa Galarza represented the Council of Ministers and expressed gratitude to the U.S. ...
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Peruvian Google designer visits Lima, Tarapoto, and Iquitos

Yuraki Urasaki works at Google as a Senior Manager of Personal UX (User Experience.) She leads the UX teams working on educational products for teachers and students, as well as innovative technology products that combine hardware and software for interactive use. Ms. Urasaki led sessions on UX user-focused design at SENATI in the Cercado de ...
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Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in October 2017! The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, October 2, 2017 and the morning of Wednesday, October 4, 2017. For detailed information on pursuing a career in ...
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Visa myths

Before starting your non-immigrant visa application, we suggest reviewing the following “visa myths” that we published on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Remember that the U.S. Embassy is the only official source of information on visas to the U.S. Applicants for non-immigrant visas (B1/B2) do not necessarily need to speak English to obtain a visa.  ...
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Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 30, 2017   The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s economic crisis. Venezuela’s economic situation is the result of the misguided ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Venezuela

Today, Nicolas Maduro requested a phone call with President Donald J. Trump. Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and stop oppressing Venezuela’s great people. The Maduro regime has refused to heed this call, ...
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Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed to the government’s refusal to permit voters to object to plans ...
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Your Town Hall: Meet U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols

Meet the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, at an American Citizen Town Hall on Wednesday, August 16 at 4 p.m. in the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru.  All U.S. citizens and immediate family members are welcome to attend.  The Ambassador will discuss health issues including the Zika virus, disaster preparedness, and the U.S. ...
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Treasury Sanctions the President of Venezuela

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13692, which authorizes sanctions against current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela and others undermining democracy in Venezuela.  These sanctions come a day after the Maduro government ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson: Peruvian Independence Day

On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the people of Peru on the 196th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Peru enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship based on the shared values of democracy, security, and human rights.  We share an agenda to promote economic prosperity and strengthening the ties between our two ...
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An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC   July 17, 2017 The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which ...
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Equipment Donation for Firefighters

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols, accompanied by Peru’s First Lady Nancy Lange and the Director of Operations for the Volunteer Firefighter Corps of Peru, Brigadier Fernando Campos, presented 30 firefighting suits and 30 pairs of boots valued at approximately $45,000 to the volunteer firefighters of El Callao, Chosica, and Santa Anita. The U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian ...
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Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley (July 12-13, 2017)

Two ongoing protests are causing disruptions for travelers in Cusco and throughout the Chinchero District. While flights are operating at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, access to the airport is intermittent.  Additionally, land based transportation networks, including roads and rail lines, are frequently impassable due to the size and nature of these protests. Peru and ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (July 12-13)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding protests in Chinchero District of Cusco Department on July 12 and 13th.  The protests will be organized by the Consejo de Coordinación Regional (CCR) regarding the timeline for the completion of the Chinchero Airport project.  Peru Rail has cancelled rail service ...
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4th of July Celebration

Ambassador Nichols hosted a diplomatic reception to celebrate U.S. Independence Day at his residence on July 5.  The Ambassador and his wife Geri Kam received Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, his wife Nancy Lange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna, representatives of the Peruvian government, the business sector, and civil society, as well as members of the ...
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Peruvian Students to Attend Science Camp

Peruvian students Liseth Curasi of Cusco, Natalie Valdivia of Arequipa, Pamela Gómez of Cusco, Manuel Chirinos of Callao, William Aguilar of Cusco, and Luiz Nizama of Callao received scholarships from the U.S. Embassy in Peru to attend the Institute of the Americas Science Camp from July 9-22 at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). ...
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Ongoing Strikes and Protests in Cusco

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police that demonstrations occurring in and around Cusco could last up to several weeks.  These actions are part of a labor dispute between the government and educators.  Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services during this time. ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss bilateral and regional issues. President Trump discussed with President Kuczynski the new United States policy on Cuba. The two leaders affirmed the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Peru. They also discussed the terrible situation in Venezuela
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Ambassador Nichols congratulates Peruvian cadets

Ambassador Brian Nichols recognized two Peruvian cadets on June 16 on their admission to the Class of 2021 at service academies in the United States, and congratulated their parents and family members. Peruvian Naval cadet César Villalobos Mendoza was accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and Peruvian Air Force Officer School ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ...
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Readout of President Trump’s Call with UK Prime Minister May

President Donald J. Trump spoke with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom today. The President offered his condolences for the brutal terror attacks on June 3 in central London.  He praised the heroic response of police and other first responders and offered the full support of the United States Government in investigating and ...
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Ambassador Nichols announces more humanitarian aid

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols announced new humanitarian assistance from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to benefit 6,000 residents of La Libertad and Lambayeque regions of Peru. The Ambassador stated, “We are proud to collaborate in these efforts.  Our countries are allies and we stand together.”  He made ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Sacred Valley (May 30-31)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding planned protests in Urubamba and Chincheros on May 30 and 31. Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services. For up to date information, please visit the Peruvian Tourist and Travel website here. Demonstrations in Peru ...
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Possible Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (May 23)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding potential protests in Chinchero District in the immediate future.  Disruptions to transportation services are likely, so Peruvian authorities recommend that tourists carefully consider any scheduled to travel to the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu. Travelers can contact the Peruvian Tourist Assistance ...
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Aerospace Engineer Jackelynne Silva from Cusco, a Flight Controller for NASA, will talk with students in Cusco, Puno and Lima

Jackelynne is 31 years old, has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpretation from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Science from Embry-Riddle and a Master of Science from Georgia Tech, and has worked as an engineer for NASA in ...
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Acting USAID Administrator Wade Warren visits Peru

Acting Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Wade Warren visited Peru May 10-12 to meet with government authorities and advance USAID’s work in helping Peru to take on illicit activities and promote sustainable and inclusive development. On May 11, Acting Administrator Warren and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Brian A. Nichols met ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to address the deteriorating political and economic crisis in Venezuela. President Trump underscored that the United States will work together with Peru in seeking to improve democratic institutions and help the people of Venezuela. President Kuczynski expressed his gratitude for President Trump’s ...
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Peruvian athletes participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Program

Ten young female runners from the regions of Junín, Cusco, La Libertad, San Martín, and Lima are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Program that begins April 27 in Washington DC and Virginia, in partnership with George Mason University.  These accomplished athletes from the Peruvian Athletics Federation are Deysi Chocca, Marilu Minaya, ...
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Peruvian entrepreneur Moisés Salazar was honored with the Emerging Young Leaders Award

On May 4, 2017 the U.S. Department of State honored a group of extraordinary young leaders with the Emerging Young Leaders Award. These inspiring youth from around the world were recognized for their tenacity and courage to promote conflict resolution and prevent violence in their communities. Among other achievements, this year’s group has been instrumental ...
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Representatives from Peruvian and U.S. universities participated in a workshop to promote the Innovation Fund for “100,000 Strong in the Americas”

Today, more than 90 representatives from Peruvian and U.S. universities and the Peruvian Ministry of Education participated in a workshop organized by U.S. Embassy Lima to promote the Innovation Fund for “100,000 Strong in the Americas”.  This initiative has the goal of increasing the number of students from Latin America and the Caribbean studying in ...
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The U.S. supports humanitarian assistance and disaster response in Peru

The United States has allocated nearly $3,300,000 to support the Peruvian government-led flood relief efforts during the flooding and mudslides that occurred in March and April 2017. The USAID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) sent technical experts to Peru to carry out damage assessments and humanitarian needs, and to assist in coordinating the delivery ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release         April 6, 2017 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the ...
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Apply and learn more about eligibility requirements for YLAI 2017

Find out more about this exciting program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures. What is it? The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, or YLAI, is the United States’ premier exchange program in the hemisphere. Launched in 2016, YLAI provides 250 fellowships each year to enable Latinos — from Latin America, the Caribbean ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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South Carolina Special Primary Election Scheduled for May 2

The State of South Carolina will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for the 5th Congressional District to replace Mick Mulvaney who was confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This district consists of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties, and portions ...
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March 22 Update on Floods and Mudslides in Peru

Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides throughout the country, with the most widespread, severe effects in the northwest of the country.  Peace Corps volunteers in the northwest of the country are being relocated as a precautionary measure.  All other Peace Corps volunteers in Peru have been instructed to remain in their locations. Travelers should ...
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Update on Floods and Mudslides in Peru

The Government of Peru declared a state of emergency for the Carretera Central affecting various districts in multiple provinces within the country.  The state of emergency is due to unusually high seasonal rainfall that has triggered severe flooding, affecting roads and transportation in several provinces in Peru.  Travel to impacted areas is likely to be ...
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State of Emergency in the Carretera Central

The Government of Peru has declared a state of emergency on the Carretera Central affecting various districts in multiple provinces. This is due to unusually high seasonal rainfall that has triggered severe flooding, affecting roads and transportation in several provinces in Peru. The Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad regions are affected by widespread flooding.  Other ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Lima and Other Areas Along the Coast

Heavy rains inland have caused landslides and overflowing river banks in Lima, and at other points along the coast in Peru.  This may affect routes to the airport.  All schools in metropolitan Lima will be closed until Monday.  Due to flooding in some parts of Lima, traffic may be heavier than normal as people try ...
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Heavy Rains Across Peru

Unseasonably heavy rains in the mountains and along the coast of Peru have caused flooding and other adverse effects from the northern city of Tumbes down to Arequipa in the south of the country.  This includes damage to medical facilities, damaged bridges, flooded roads, and mudslides, especially in the Piura region.  A bridge is washed ...
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United States Embassy donates equipment to Callao Police Department

The United States Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, delivered a large donation of computer equipment, software, and furniture to the Callao Police Department for Emergency Central 105. In addition, vehicles and motorcycles were donated to four police stations. Deputy Minister of Public Security, Ricardo Valdés, and director general of the National Police, Police Chief ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Women’s History Month

We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of our ...
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Here’s President Trump’s first address to Congress

President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — and citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we ...
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Readout of the President’s Meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump met today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss ways to deepen the close collaboration between the United States and Peru.  President Trump underscored the continued United States commitment to expanding trade and investment ties with Peru and others in the Asia-Pacific region. The leaders reiterated the two countries’ ...
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Unverified Threat Against Jockey Plaza for February 23, 2017

Local news outlets publicized an unknown individual’s social media threat to conduct a mass shooting at Jockey Plaza (Surco district of Lima) tomorrow, February 23, 2017.  This threat may have been inspired by the mass shooting that occurred in the Independencia district of Lima over the weekend, where at least five people were killed and ...
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Planned Demonstrations against corruption of ODEBRECHT Peru – February 16, 2017

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large public gatherings that may impact Mission personnel and traffic patterns in the identified areas throughout Peru.  Please exercise caution in these locations during the below listed dates and times.  Protests can last for hours after the time identified, please plan accordingly. Details: ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Welcome Remarks to Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Possible Travel Disruptions Between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, February 1-3

Residents of Chinchero and other areas around Cusco announced a 72-hour strike which is affecting travel between Cusco and the Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu.  The primary tourist route, which transits Chinchero, has been blocked at several points by protesters.  An alternative route from Cusco (via Pisac) is also blocked before the towns of Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, ...
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Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state, a position first held by Thomas Jefferson and most recently by John Kerry. Five predecessors won the Nobel Peace Prize. Rex Wayne ...
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Inca Trail Closure

Attention U.S. Citizens living in or traveling to Peru.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be closed throughout February 2017 for maintenance. The Director of the Cultural Department of Cusco has noted that this annual maintenance is done to improve the overall traveler’s experience, improving the pedestrian walkway, repairing wooden bridges, cleaning of drainage channels ...
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President Trump’s inaugural address

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of ...
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Dr. Thomas Lovejoy visited Peru

U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Thomas Lovejoy was in Peru January 8-13.  Known as the “father of biodiversity,” Dr. Lovejoy is a world-renowned authority on environmental issues.  For more than 45 years, he has worked on issues involving the Amazon with entities like National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution. During his stay in Peru, Dr. Lovejoy ...
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Puruchuco Museum presents results of 2014 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation project

Ambassador Nichols and Vice Minister of Culture Ana Castillo presented the results of the winning project for the 2014 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) at the Museo de Sitio Arturo Jiménez Borja in Puruchuco.  The AFCP funding supported the registration, conservation, and appropriate storage of ceramics, textiles, metals, and funerary bundles. Ambassador Javier León Olavarría, General Director for Cultural ...
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Exchange Program: Study of the U.S. Institute for Higher Education Scholars

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance ...
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IRS Change to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Program

Notice: The Internal Revenue Service is urging any taxpayer with an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and a need to file a return in the upcoming filing season to file a renewal application in the next few weeks to avoid refund and processing delays.  In addition, the IRS encouraged people to check their renewal ...
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Ambassador Brian Nichols congratulates efforts to eradicate illicit coca

The United states is proud to partner with Peru in a comprehensive, integrated counter-narcotics strategy which ranges from eradication and alternative development to interdiction and drug demand reduction.  The Peruvian Ministry of Interior eradication agency – CORAH surpassed for the third consecutive year its eradication goals, having eradicated this year 30,150 hectares of illicit coca. ...
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U.S. Embassy Lima provides scholarships to 10 students of Colegio de Alto Rendimiento (COAR)

U.S. Embassy Lima provided scholarships to Saúl Bernaola, Helya Coronado, Luis de la Cruz, Ruth Escalante, Jhosep Gutiérrez, Bryam Leyva, Luz Limaco, Angel Quispe, Betsy Ochoa y Jhon Roca, all students at the Colegio de Alto Rendimiento de Ayacucho (High-Performance School of Ayacucho), to participate in the English Camp program that will take place at ...
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Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in January-February 2017!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, January 30 and the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  The registration opens on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and ...
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Trump visits White House to meet Obama

In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House on November 10. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent.” His successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president’s “counsel.” Obama said to Trump, “We now are going to want to do everything we ...
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Donald Trump: America’s next president

U.S. voters have elected Republican Donald J. Trump as their 45th president, putting into the White House a businessman who promised to use his financial know-how to help Americans improve their standard of living. The real estate magnate defeated former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who had hoped to be the first woman president. Accepting victory early ...
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United States and Peru Advance Actions to Strengthen Environmental Protection and Combat Illegal Logging

On November 3-4, 2016, the Governments of Peru and the United States convened the sixth meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) and the Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC), and the eighth meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance in Lima. The meetings focused on implementation of the environmental provisions of the Peru – United ...
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250 Latin American and Caribbean young business and social entrepreneurs will meet in YLAI Closing Summit

U.S. government, private sector and civil society leaders will meet with 250 Latin American and Caribbean young business and social entrepreneurs from November 9-11 at the Closing Summit of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative in April 2015 to expand ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Thirteen Peruvians are part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Thirteen young Peruvian leaders will travel to the United States to take part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) created by President Barack Obama in 2015. The entrepreneurs and business –people that will be part of the first generation of YLAI are Alexandra Cáceres, Carlos Casiano, Álvaro Concha, Luz Delgado, Rosario Díaz, ...
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Solar Observatory at Chankillo wins the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols announced the winner of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016:  the project presented by World Monuments Fund for the preservation of the 13 towers of Chankillo, in Áncash región. This ceremonial center, located in the Valley of Casma, is over 2,300 years old. The tops of its towers measure the ...
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Possible Disruption Of Travel To/From Machu Picchu, September 27-29

The Embassy has received reports of several possible strikes scheduled for September 27-29, which could impact transportation through the Sacred Valley and to/from Machu Picchu. During these three days, PeruRail’s standard train services from/to Poroy Station (Cusco) and Urubamba will depart and arrive from Ollantaytambo instead.  Train services to/from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas ...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator visits Peru

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, completed a visit to Peru that included meetings to support initiatives for environmental protection. In Chincha, Administrator McCarthy participated in the launch of the “Trash Free Waters” Program, an effort of the EPA and international partners to reduce and prevent the entry of debris into the watersheds, coastal waters and the ...
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Appointment Scheduling Begins September 30 for USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) office at the Embassy in Lima is currently open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is closed on Peruvian and American holidays .  Although you do not presently need an appointment to visit USCIS Lima, beginning September 30, 2016, USCIS will be available to the ...
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Reduced Capacity in November: Make Your Appointments Early!

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lima will reduce its schedule of non-emergency service appointments during the period of October 31 – November 24, 2016. This includes the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit, which processes Passport replacements and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Notary services and Federal Benefits applications. To offset this, ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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43 new Peace Corps volunteers will start working in Peru

Ambassador Brian A. Nichols swore in 43 new volunteers as Peace Corps Volunteers in Peru at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. They will travel to rural and semi-rural areas in Piura, Ancash, Amazonas, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca and Junín regions and will strengthen the Peace Corps mission in Peru, which has more than 200 Peace Corps ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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U.S Embassy Lima Air Quality Monitor

The U.S. Embassy has an air quality monitor to measure PM 2.5 particulates as an indication of the air quality on the Embassy compound located in the Surco district of Lima. Pollutants such as particle pollution are linked to a number of significant health effects — and those effects are likely to be more severe ...
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Planned Demonstration in Downtown Lima (April 5, 2016)

Date/Time: April 5, 2016 – 5:00 p.m. to unknown Location: Lima – Plaza San Martin – The Government of Peru has authorized this march in the downtown area (map attached) Group: Colectivo Dignidad, Colectivo “Keiko No Va” and Confederación General de Trabajadores del Peru – several thousand participants are expected. April 5 marks the anniversary ...
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2016 Air Quality Monitor Strategy

In early February, the U.S. Embassy in Lima installed an air quality monitor close to the employee entrance (CAC-2). The monitor will generate real-time measurements of particulate matter on the Embassy compound. PM2.5, or “fine” particulate, poses a greater health risk than other common pollutants because the smaller particles penetrate more deeply into the respiratory ...
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Planned Demonstrations (January 13, 2016)

The Embassy has received reports of the following protests or demonstrations, which may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in the affected areas. There remains potential for continued demonstrations or strikes by Peruvian National Police (PNP) personnel throughout the month of January. This may affect traffic flow and the level of police presence ...
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Planned Demonstrations (January 5, 2016)

The Embassy has received reports of the following protests or demonstrations, which may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in the affected areas. There is potential for continued demonstrations or strikes by Peruvian National Police (PNP) personnel throughout the month of January. This may affect traffic flow and the level of police presence ...
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Travel to/from Lima Airport (December 7, 2015)

The Regional Security Office would like to remind our Embassy community of the continuing risk of robbery traveling to-and-from Jorge Chavez airport in taxis that do not have security window film installed on all side windows. This window film is called LAMINADO locally. “Spark-plug” or “Bujíazo” robberies — where motorcycle riding thieves spot vehicles with ...
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Increased Crime During the Holiday Season (November 30, 2015)

The Regional Security Office generally observes an increase in residential robberies and armed robberies during this time of year, which normally subsides toward the end of the month of January with the passing of holiday celebrations.  In consultation with the Peruvian National Police, RSO believes that Embassy personnel are NOT specifically targeted and incidents of ...
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Travel Alert Worldwide (November 24, 2015)

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Planned Demonstrations and Large Public Gatherings throughout Peru – November 5-19, 2015 (November 5, 2015)

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed RSO of the following scheduled protests and large gatherings that may have impact on personal security and traffic patterns in areas throughout Peru.  Please exercise caution if in these locations during the below listed dates and times.  Protests can last for hours after the time identified.  Please plan ...
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Protests in Cusco May Cause Travel Delays (October 19, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of a scheduled demonstration in Cusco on October 21-22, 2015.  Several large civic and labor groups are scheduled to participate, including transportation unions.  Public transportation will be limited and some main roads may be blocked during the demonstrations.  While some private taxis will remain in service for tourists, traffic conditions ...
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Changes to passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality (October 2, 2015)

The Department of State has published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality. In addition, on October 4, 2015 the Department will lower the processing fee for the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian ...
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Planned Public Demonstrations (Sept 24-30) (September 23, 2015)

The Embassy regularly posts Demonstration Notices on our website, containing basic information about strikes, protests, or other public gatherings planned throughout Peru. This list of Demonstration Notices has been updated. Please consult the list to see whether events may be planned in or near an area where you are traveling. While traveling in Peru, you ...
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Precautionary Closure of Coastal Highway (September 16, 2015)

The Costa Verde highway along the Pacific coast of Peru will be temporarily closed overnight as a precautionary measure in response to an anticipated second tsunami wave to hit the coast of Peru following this evening’s earthquake in Chile. The first wave hit shortly after 9:30pm local time and measured less than one foot in height. Travelers are advised to adjust their routes accordingly. Continue ...
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Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test (August 26, 2015)

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be on October 2015!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 6 and the morning of Wednesday, October 7, 2015. For detailed information on pursuing a career in the ...
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Protest and Large Public Gathering Planned in Iquitos on August 25 (August 24, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of a planned protest in Iquitos on August 25, 2015, which may attract several thousand participants; some estimates range as high as 6000. A public gathering on this scale may cause traffic jams or transportation disruptions, and may also pose personal security risks for non-participants in the vicinity. Travelers with ...
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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountains to close for month of maintenance in 2016 (August 20, 2015)

Peruvian officials have announced that trails to Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain will undergo maintenance work during the month of April 2016.  Access to Huayna Picchu Mountain will be suspended from April 1st through the 15th, and to Machu Picchu Mountain from April 16th through the 30th.  It is expected that other sections ...
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Large Public Gatherings Planned Throughout Peru through April 11, 2015 (April 1, 2015)

The Peruvian National Police (PNP) has informed the Embassy of large public gatherings that may have significant impact on traffic in Lima and at other locations within Peru: Large Public Gatherings April 1 Group: People of the Community of Islay Location: Arequipa – Province of Islay, district of Cocachacra Participation: Numbers Unknown April 1 Group: ...
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Protests in Peru March 5-19 (March 5, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of several large public gatherings below that may have significant impact on safety and traffic in the areas of Peru identified. Please exercise caution and plan your travel to avoid these areas during these times. Protests can last for hours after the time identified. Please plan accordingly. For any personnel ...
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Embassy Personnel Travel Restrictions (February 18, 2015)

U.S. Embassy Lima informs U.S. citizens traveling or living in the capitol that Embassy personnel are prohibited from visiting Sophie Bistro, located at Calle Juan Moore 176, Miraflores, until further notice due to recent armed robberies at the café. While this particular location has been an unfortunate target, U.S. citizens are reminded that any location ...
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Demonstration in Lima (January 15, 2015)

The Embassy has received reports of a protest planned in Lima on January 15th at 5:00pm. Several thousand protestors are expected to march from Plaza 2 de Mayo and Plaza San Martin to the Peruvian Congress. Routes and locations likely to be affected by this demonstration are: Campo de Marte, Plaza Dos de Mayo, Plaza ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Lima (December 29, 2014)

The Embassy has received reports that at 5pm today (December 29) a group called “Colectivo Dignidad”  is planning a protest called “Tome La Calle” (“Take the Street”).  The starting point for this protest  will be Plaza San Martín in Lima. Over 5000 participants are expected. Groups will be staging for the protest in the following areas ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Lima (December 22, 2014)

The Embassy has received reports of a large demonstration scheduled to occur in Lima today, December 22. Areas that may be affected by this demonstration include:  Plaza San Martin, Campo de Marte, Plaza Francia, Plaza Dos de Mayo, Plaza Grau, Plaza Bolognesi, Parque Univeritario-Lima, Parque Kennedy-Miraflores, Plaza de Armas-Lima. More than 2000 participants are expected. ...
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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Cusco (December 15, 2014)

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large crowds and demonstrations and are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, maintain awareness of local events and their surroundings, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.  It is illegal in Peru for foreigners to participate in demonstrations.  In the past, some U.S. ...
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IRS Webinar Offered for Overseas Tax Filers on June 4 (June 2, 2014)

The IRS is hosting an  Internal Revenue Service Webinar on Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts on the Electronic FBAR , on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  Information for filers about the filing requirement is available on the IRS website:  IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations . For other inquiries and links to IRS sources of specific information about filing taxes overseas, or requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), you may consult the following ...
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Continued Civil Protests Planned Throughout Peru (April 10, 2014)

Civil protests continue through next week throughout Peru, including the Lima region: Date Location Group Participant numbers April 10 – indefinite: Madre de Dios (Puerto Maldonado/Mazuko) Miners and local citizens Possibly over 2000 people April 11 Tacna (Main Square Quiñones) Local activists Participant numbers unknown April 12 Ica/Nazca Artisanal miners Participant numbers unknown April 12 ...
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Worldwide Caution (April 10, 2014)

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Demonstration in Lima (April 3, 2014)

A protest involving civic organizations is scheduled for today between the area of Campo de Marte, and Plaza San Martin. The protest is scheduled to begin at about 11:00 this morning (April 3, 2014), and is expected to last as long as 16:00 this afternoon. This strike is estimated to involve about 2,000 protesters.  In addition, travelers ...
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Strike in Lima (March 26, 2014)

A strike involving civic organizations is currently ongoing between the area of Plaza Grau, and Av. Abancay, near the Congressional building.  The protest began at about 09:00 this morning (March 26, 2014), and is expected to last as long as 15:00 this afternoon. This strike currently involves about 200 protesters, and the protestors have been lighting ...
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Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in and around Cusco (March 24, 2014)

An on-going transportation workers strike in Cusco today is causing disruptions for many travelers. While flights are operating from the airport, transportation to/from the airport may be difficult. U.S. citizens already present in Cusco are advised to remain in the city, if possible, rather than seeking to arrange alternate ground transportation. Several main roads in ...
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Regional Strike in Cusco on February 25-26 (February 24, 2014)

A general strike involving multiple civic organizations and trade unions has been announced for the region of Cusco on February 25-26, 2014. Large, organized demonstrations are expected concurrently in the city of Cusco and around the region. In addition, travelers should be aware that more spontaneous demonstrations may develop with little advance notice. Disruptions to ...
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U.S. Embassy Replaces Security Message to U.S. Citizens

Lima, 6 de marzo del 2013.- La Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Lima informa que la alerta de seguridad emitida el 13 de febrero del 2013 sobre una potencial amenaza de secuestro contra ciudadanos estadounidenses en el Cusco, ha sido reemplazada por un nuevo mensaje. Este nuevo mensaje levanta la restricción sobre los viajes ...
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United States deports ex-Peruvian police officer wanted in Peru for weapons trafficking

LIMA, 15 de febrero de 2013 — El ex oficial policial peruano, Héctor Antonio Llontop Novoa (51), requerido en el Perú por tráfico de armas, fue entregado a las autoridades en Lima por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos (ICE) tras su captura en Stockton, California. En julio del ...
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