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May 26, 2019 Earthquake: Message to U.S. Citizens

Peru Earthquake – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – May 26, 2019 Location:  Loreto region, east of the town of Yurimaguas. Event: A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Loreto region of Peru.  Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reports one fatality in the Cajamarca region and 11 injuries so far, as well as isolated power ...
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USNS Comfort Mission Stops Announced

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, ...
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Ambassador Urs presents donation to fight illegal mining

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs presented a donation of equipment valued at nearly $200,000 today to Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra.  The equipment donation supports the Peruvian National Police (PNP) and “Operation Mercury,” a project to fight illegal mining in La Pampa, Madre de Dios. Also in attendance were the Minister of the Interior, ...
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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – May 10, 2019

Location: Coastline of Peru Event: MINCETUR is reporting unusually high tides along Peru’s coastline. To ensure citizens’ safety, Peruvian authorities will take security measures such as the closing of the Costa Verde highway. Actions to Take: Avoid the affected areas and routes. Find alternative routes to your destination. Monitor local media and government agencies, including ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru May 10, 2019

Locations: Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Puno. Event: Two agricultural unions announced a national strike on Monday, May 13.  To ensure the safety of its passengers, PeruRail will temporarily suspend service from Cusco to Machu Picchu and on PeruRail Titicaca, which connects Cusco with Puno. Actions to Take: Contact your tour agent to make changes accordingly. ...
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