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Protesters in Guatemala break into Congress building, set fire
Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests
Thousands Protest against Guatemalan Government, Set Fire to Congress
5 claves para entender la crisis política en Guatemala que detonó por el cuestionado presupuesto 2021
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s congress over 2021 budget
Guatemala seeks OAS support after violent protests over budget
Guatemalans protest for second day to demand president resign
Last straw: In protest of runaway government corruption, Guatemalans burn their Congress
La ONU insta a Guatemala a buscar soluciones concertadas con los ciudadanos
Guatemala Congress ablaze as protesters storm building
Guatemala protesters set congress on fire – video report
MxHero's Mail2Cloud Content Security Technology Available On UK G-Cloud Digital Marketplace
Guatemala’s controversial budget ‘shelved’ amid protests
Satellite detected waters in Peten departments of Guatemala & Chiapas state of Mexico as of 22 November 2020
Protesters burn Guatemalan Congress
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala suspends budget that sparked violent protests
Guatemala's Congress to Revoke Budget That Sparked Protests
Guatemala suspends budget ratification after attack on Congress
Guatemalan Congress backs down on budget after protests
Giammattei, Guatemala's robust conservative, facing calls to quit
'Starving in the garden': Families in agriculture giant Guatemala are left starving, malnourished | Opinion
Holidays in the Time of COVID-19
Outside the Outbreak: Protest break out in Guatemala, Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks
Guatemala’s Congress suspends budget approval after weekend protests in capital
Protests in Guatemala Force Congress to Suspend Budget Processing
Guatemala: Huracanes Eta e Iota - Poblaciones potencialmente expuestas a un impacto alto y muy alto según pronósticos de multi-amenazas (22 Nov 2020)
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Una tormenta tras otra, sin tiempo de recuperarse
IOM Scales Up Response as Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras Face Consequences of Two Consecutive Hurricanes
‘The people have had it,’ say protesters in Guatemala
Guatemala: Investigate Excessive Use of Force by Police
Guatemala crisis talks open as anti-government protests continue
The Nation’s Capital Grows with Women as Thomasina Perkins-Washington of Capitol Public Relations; Takes Next
Guatemala: Tormentas Tropicales Iota y Eta: SitRep Externo #4 (24 de noviembre del 2020)
Emergency support for hurricane-hit Guatemala
WFP Guatemala Country Brief, October 2020
La OIM aumenta su respuesta en Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras que enfrentan las consecuencias de dos huracanes consecutivos
Satellite detected water in Izabal department of Guatemala as of 23 November 2020 - Imagery analysis: 23 November 2020 | Published 25 November 2020 | Version 1.0
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Bishops call for dialogue: "Today's debts are tomorrow's hunger"
Guatemala: Reporte de Situación #2 - Fenómeno Tropical IOTA (22 de noviembre 2020)
Guatemala debe investigar el uso excesivo de la fuerza por la policía
FH Guatemala - Emergencia ETA / IOTA - Informe de situación (Noviembre 2020)
Guatemala: Atención a más de 2 mil 400 incidentes tras el paso de fenómenos Iota-Eta
Malik Yusef, Multi Grammy Award winner UMPG Master writer and Super producer Launches New “MAIYJE” Agency
Guatemala: DT-TT Eta Informe de Situación No. 02 - Al 24 de noviembre de 2020
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Guatemala, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Protesters in Guatemala break into Congress building, set fire
  • Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests
  • Thousands Protest against Guatemalan Government, Set Fire to Congress
  • 5 claves para entender la crisis política en Guatemala que detonó por el cuestionado presupuesto 2021
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s congress over 2021 budget
  • Guatemala seeks OAS support after violent protests over budget
  • Guatemalans protest for second day to demand president resign
  • Last straw: In protest of runaway government corruption, Guatemalans burn their Congress
  • La ONU insta a Guatemala a buscar soluciones concertadas con los ciudadanos
  • Guatemala Congress ablaze as protesters storm building
  • Guatemala protesters set congress on fire – video report
  • MxHero's Mail2Cloud Content Security Technology Available On UK G-Cloud Digital Marketplace
  • Guatemala’s controversial budget ‘shelved’ amid protests
  • Satellite detected waters in Peten departments of Guatemala & Chiapas state of Mexico as of 22 November 2020
  • Protesters burn Guatemalan Congress
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala suspends budget that sparked violent protests
  • Guatemala's Congress to Revoke Budget That Sparked Protests
  • Guatemala suspends budget ratification after attack on Congress
  • Guatemalan Congress backs down on budget after protests
  • Giammattei, Guatemala's robust conservative, facing calls to quit
  • 'Starving in the garden': Families in agriculture giant Guatemala are left starving, malnourished | Opinion
  • Holidays in the Time of COVID-19
  • Outside the Outbreak: Protest break out in Guatemala, Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks
  • Guatemala’s Congress suspends budget approval after weekend protests in capital
  • Protests in Guatemala Force Congress to Suspend Budget Processing
  • Guatemala: Huracanes Eta e Iota - Poblaciones potencialmente expuestas a un impacto alto y muy alto según pronósticos de multi-amenazas (22 Nov 2020)
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Una tormenta tras otra, sin tiempo de recuperarse
  • IOM Scales Up Response as Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras Face Consequences of Two Consecutive Hurricanes
  • ‘The people have had it,’ say protesters in Guatemala
  • Guatemala: Investigate Excessive Use of Force by Police
  • Guatemala crisis talks open as anti-government protests continue
  • The Nation’s Capital Grows with Women as Thomasina Perkins-Washington of Capitol Public Relations; Takes Next
  • Guatemala: Tormentas Tropicales Iota y Eta: SitRep Externo #4 (24 de noviembre del 2020)
  • Emergency support for hurricane-hit Guatemala
  • WFP Guatemala Country Brief, October 2020
  • La OIM aumenta su respuesta en Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras que enfrentan las consecuencias de dos huracanes consecutivos
  • Satellite detected water in Izabal department of Guatemala as of 23 November 2020 - Imagery analysis: 23 November 2020 | Published 25 November 2020 | Version 1.0
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Bishops call for dialogue: "Today's debts are tomorrow's hunger"
  • Guatemala: Reporte de Situación #2 - Fenómeno Tropical IOTA (22 de noviembre 2020)
  • Guatemala debe investigar el uso excesivo de la fuerza por la policía
  • FH Guatemala - Emergencia ETA / IOTA - Informe de situación (Noviembre 2020)
  • Guatemala: Atención a más de 2 mil 400 incidentes tras el paso de fenómenos Iota-Eta
  • Malik Yusef, Multi Grammy Award winner UMPG Master writer and Super producer Launches New “MAIYJE” Agency
  • Guatemala: DT-TT Eta Informe de Situación No. 02 - Al 24 de noviembre de 2020
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  • The Beautiful Lake Atitlan (Lago Atitlán), Guatemala
  • Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala
  • Panajachel Solola Guatemala
  • la feria de Panajachel 2014
  • Panajachel Market Walk Through
  • CIUDAD DE QUETZALTENANGO
  • Panorama de las Américas - Guatemala
  • Guatemala Promotional video
  • Travel Guide to Antigua/Guatemala
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