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As each year InSight Crime, a non-profit journalism and investigative organization specialized in monitoring and informing about organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, published the “2018 Homicide Round-Up” for the region recently.
Peru Advice & Security Series Travel Advisory (2018)TinTinUpdatedMarch 26, 201946560100
According to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, Peru has been assessed as level 1: exercise normal precautions. The following information is an extract of the current Travel Advisory for Peru issued by the U.S. Department of State. Additional information has been added by the U.S. Embassy in Lima and the author.
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 12TinTinUpdatedMarch 26, 201940650100
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individuals have become the increasingly weak link in the security chain. This weakness is exploited by malicious actors through threats like phishing. No matter the technology that a company installs, a data breach or ransomware attack is only one click away.
Reporters without Borders just recently published the latest World Press Freedom Index 2018; and Peru occupies with position 88 of 180 listed countries a middle ranking globally and with position 6 out of 12 countries as well in South America.
Just recently InSight Crime, a non-profit journalism and investigative organization specialized in monitoring and informing about organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, published the latest “Homicide Round-Up” for the region.
Yesterday once again the access to Machu Picchu was blocked. Huge rocks were place on the tracks of the train route to Machu Picchu Pueblo, buses blocked the only access road from there to the Inca citadel and enraged citizens protested in town. Hundreds of visitors were stranded and couldn’t get to Machu Picchu or back.
Our world is changing with such a dramatic speed and it is actually scary to observe what happens all around us. I’m pretty sure that many sometimes feel helpless or even scared about certain events close to home.
Yesterday afternoon a relaxing and fun Sunday trip ended in tragedy. Shortly before 05.00 pm a tour bus crashed in Lima’s district Rimac and plunged down 10m leaving at least 9 passengers dead and more than 30 injured.
When it comes to the safety and security situation in the country, Peru unfortunately has an extremely bad reputation; and especially travelers spending their well-earned vacation in Peru and foreigners moving to the country are often concerned. The experienced reality in the year 2017 however is quite different. While Peru surely isn’t the safest and most peaceful country on...