U.S. Renews Travel Alert to U.S. Citizens in Colombia

Posted on July 22, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, FARC, TRAVEL

•EFE reports that the U.S. department of state has renewed the warning made in November 2010 to U.S. citizens traveling to Colombia.
•The dangers of narcotics traffickers in the large cities and rural areas are reasons given for the warning.
•The American Embassy in Bogotá has not reported any specific threats to U.S. citizens in Colombia, but recommends them to handle themselves with care.
•Previous events such car bombs and FARC activity prompted the warning.
•Although kidnappings have decreased, there remains the warning to U.S. citizens due to previous cases, and the U.S. government expressed that it could not do much in the case of a kidnapping, as it does not deal with kidnappers.
•U.S. government officials in Colombia are not allowed to travel except by plane and are not allowed to take buses or travel at night through non-urban area. Read Article

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