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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution – UPDATE

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Risk of Crime and Violence

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the frequency ‎and intensity of security incidents in El Salvador, including multiple attacks on transportation workers and security forces.  The U.S. Embassy is aware that criminal elements in El Salvador have threatened to escalate the level of violence by attacking hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and other ...
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USNS Comfort Benefits Thousands of Salvadorans

General check-ups, pediatrics, geriatrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, gastroenterology, and orthopedics were the specialties that were performed in the medical clinics in Acajutla and San Julian. 600 people were treated each day for two weeks, benefiting a total of 14,000 Salvadorans. Although many of the participants of the medical campaigns arrived empty-handed, patients left with medication and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Warning – El Salvador

The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that crime and violence levels in El Salvador remain high, and U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador should remain alert to their surroundings.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated November 21, 2014, and includes updated information on crime and security in El Salvador. Tens ...
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