News & Events

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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