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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:56 AM

State Dept. issues revised Haiti travel warning

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department has issued an updated warning to Americans traveling to Haiti, citing murder, robbery and infectious disease.

The advisory issued Friday warns that no one traveling to Haiti is safe from kidnapping, regardless of occupation, nationality, race, gender, or age.

In recent months, the department says, travelers arriving in Port-au-Prince on flights from the U.S. have been attacked and robbed after leaving the airport. At least two Americans were shot and killed in robbery and kidnapping incidents this year.

Haitian authorities, the department says, have limited capacity to deter or investigate violent crimes.

The State Department also notes that cholera persists in many areas of Haiti. Medical facilities, including ambulance services, are particularly weak.


Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/12/29/state_dept_issues_revised_haiti_travel_warning/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. Great - I have to go back there in a couple of months for an installation.

Actually the company that we're doing the work for drives us around everywhere in their vehicle, which has bulletproof glass. I thought it was overkill before - I guess it wasn't.

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:27 AM

2. How unfortunate. Meanwhile the president and his entourage is jetting around the world.

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