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Estudio sobre la situación de las personas LGTBI del norte de Centroamérica con necesidades de protección internacional en Guatemala y México
Guatemala to reject caravan of 1,600 Honduran migrants heading to border
Gobierno entregó 826.587 quetzales en ayuda para afectados por lluvia en Guatemala
Honduran migrant caravan arrives at Guatemala border
Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound
Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border,...
'Yes, we can': caravan of 1,600 Honduran migrants crosses Guatemala border
Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala
Global Mass Notification Market Research and Analysis 2015-2022
U.S.-bound Honduran migrant caravan reaches Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Honduras migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, heads for U.S.
Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala
Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into Guatemala
U.S.-bound Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into Guatemala
Hondurans on way to US cross Guatemalan border
Northbound migrant group entering Guatemala has DOUBLED in size
Honduran migrants enter Guatemala, face police resistance
Trump threatens Honduran caravan that's moved into Guatemala
G Smart Community utilizes Blockchain to help monetize personal data.
The Latest: Migrant caravan on the march again in Guatemala
Organizer of Honduran migrant caravan detained in Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala has detained a former Honduran lawmaker traveling with the migrant caravan heading toward the United States
Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats
Trump Threatens Honduran Caravan That’s Moved Into Guatemala
Honduran migrant caravan grows, pushes north into Guatemala
Migrant caravan on the march again in Guatemala
The Latest: Migrant caravan on the march again in Guatemala
UN anti-graft body in Guatemala says visas denied, revoked
Kenya, Karma, Kinship, King, Kennedy and Obama
Migrant caravan organizer to be deported to Honduras from Guatemala
'We are not criminals': The 'March of the Migrants' reaches Guatemala
Honduran Caravan of Migrants Crosses Guatemalan Border with Uncertainty
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Family empowerment to help ensure a healthy childhood
Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala
Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats
The Latest: Pence presses Guatemala on migrant caravan
Honduras, Guatemala act after Trump threat
Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump...
NoviFlow Selected Best New Innovative Vendor in SDN Cybersecurity by the 2018 GEC Awards
Trump warns of aid cut over migrant caravan now in Guatemala
Pence presses Guatemala on migrant caravan
The Latest: Pence presses Guatemala on migrant caravan
Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after...
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threats
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Precipitation:15.0
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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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Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Estudio sobre la situación de las personas LGTBI del norte de Centroamérica con necesidades de protección internacional en Guatemala y México
  • Guatemala to reject caravan of 1,600 Honduran migrants heading to border
  • Gobierno entregó 826.587 quetzales en ayuda para afectados por lluvia en Guatemala
  • Honduran migrant caravan arrives at Guatemala border
  • Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, US-bound
  • Honduran migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border,...
  • 'Yes, we can': caravan of 1,600 Honduran migrants crosses Guatemala border
  • Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala
  • Global Mass Notification Market Research and Analysis 2015-2022
  • U.S.-bound Honduran migrant caravan reaches Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Honduras migrant caravan crosses Guatemala border, heads for U.S.
  • Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala
  • Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into Guatemala
  • U.S.-bound Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into Guatemala
  • Hondurans on way to US cross Guatemalan border
  • Northbound migrant group entering Guatemala has DOUBLED in size
  • Honduran migrants enter Guatemala, face police resistance
  • Trump threatens Honduran caravan that's moved into Guatemala
  • G Smart Community utilizes Blockchain to help monetize personal data.
  • The Latest: Migrant caravan on the march again in Guatemala
  • Organizer of Honduran migrant caravan detained in Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala has detained a former Honduran lawmaker traveling with the migrant caravan heading toward the United States
  • Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats
  • Trump Threatens Honduran Caravan That’s Moved Into Guatemala
  • Honduran migrant caravan grows, pushes north into Guatemala
  • Migrant caravan on the march again in Guatemala
  • The Latest: Migrant caravan on the march again in Guatemala
  • UN anti-graft body in Guatemala says visas denied, revoked
  • Kenya, Karma, Kinship, King, Kennedy and Obama
  • Migrant caravan organizer to be deported to Honduras from Guatemala
  • 'We are not criminals': The 'March of the Migrants' reaches Guatemala
  • Honduran Caravan of Migrants Crosses Guatemalan Border with Uncertainty
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Family empowerment to help ensure a healthy childhood
  • Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala
  • Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats
  • The Latest: Pence presses Guatemala on migrant caravan
  • Honduras, Guatemala act after Trump threat
  • Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump...
  • NoviFlow Selected Best New Innovative Vendor in SDN Cybersecurity by the 2018 GEC Awards
  • Trump warns of aid cut over migrant caravan now in Guatemala
  • Pence presses Guatemala on migrant caravan
  • The Latest: Pence presses Guatemala on migrant caravan
  • Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after...
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threats
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