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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 24, 2019

Location: Cusco Region, Peru. Event: Peru Rail and Inca Rail both report they are closing stations due to planned protests between today and tomorrow (July 24-25).  Protestors are currently marching.  Peru’s Tourist Protection Agency (Red de Protección al Turista) reports that Peruvian National Police will be protecting the route between the city of Cusco and ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 23, 2019

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 23, 2019 Location: Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna regions in southern Peru. Event: iPeru and Canatur report protests against Southern Copper Corporation’s proposed Tía María mine are occurring in the Arequipa and Moquegua regions. Overland transit routes have been blocked: Arequipa to Puno Arequipa to Cusco ...
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Volcano/Ash Clouds Alert – U. S. Embassy – Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna Regions, Peru – July 20, 2019

Volcano/Ash Clouds Alert – U. S. Embassy – Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna Regions, Peru – July 20, 2019 Location: General Sanchez Cerro (Moquegua), Mariscal Nieto (Moquegua), Candarave (Tacna), Arequipa (Arequipa) Event:  According to Peru’s Geophysics Institute (IGP), Ubinas volcano in Moquegua Region began to erupt around 2:35 a.m. local time, on Friday, July 19. – ...
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Travel Advisory: Updated for Peru on July 18, 2019

The Department of State Updated its Travel Advisory for Peru on July 18, 2019. The full text of the new Travel Advisory follows: Peru – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution C T E Exercise increased caution in Peru, due to crime and Pan American / Parapan American Games. Some areas have increased risk. Read the ...
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U.S. Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Completes Mission in Peru

United States Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs; Minister of Defense Jorge Moscoso Flores; and Minister of Health Zulema Tomás participated in a ceremony marking the end of the medical mission of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in Callao.  Between July 10 and 14, the medical crew of the USNS Comfort provided ...
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