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Anti-government protest in Kiev

If you’ve paid even a little bit of attention to the news for the last week, you know that there are plenty of angry people out there, and they’re not gonna take it anymore. The headlines have been filled with stories of protests in Kiev, Ukraine and Caracas, Venezuela, as well as the very sudden mass resignation of the Egyptian…

Anyone whose bucket list includes scaling the world’s highest mountains but is too cautious to take on the treacherous beast that is Mt. Everest, this list is for you. Traveling across exotic paths to the peak of a towering snow-capped mountain is a dream for many. And even though it doesn’t seem like you’ve accomplished an incredible feat unless you’ve…

Despite the bad headlines over the seemingly never-ending drug wars in Mexico, tourists are flocking to the country more than ever before. The Financial Times reports that Mexico had a record number of tourists this past December. More than a million tourists traveled to Mexico in December – a 13 percent jump from the previous December. It’s quite a rebound.…

Successful citizen revolts in Tunisia and Egypt have set off a wave of demonstrations in capital cities in the Middle East and North Africa with dissidents seeking to throw off decades of political repression.  International news organizations are reporting marches and skirmishes with police that may be the beginning of sustained efforts to force major changes in regimes. From Algiers,…

As a follow up to our report on the 28th, it seems that Egypt restored Internet service yesterday.  In the aftermath of this event, it is even more obvious how important it is to have important information at your fingertips and with others.  When trying to manage an evacuation, it really helps if your passport number, country and expiration date,…

The following advice was provided by Altegrity Risk International, a provider of high-quality investigative, analytic, consulting and security services to business around the world: At the moment, it is recommended that travelers follow the state department advisories, which advise against travel to Egypt.   So far the state department is offering voluntary evacuations but has not begun mandatory evacuations.  Clients of…

HTH sources in Egypt indicate that private hospitals in Cairo and Alexandria remain open and comparatively well-supplied at the moment.  Many of them are focusing on emergency cases and inpatient care, so routine scheduled outpatient care may not currently be available. Public hospitals are likely to be operating beyond normal capacity during times of crisis, as the ongoing demonstrations have…

Egypt's President, Hosni Mubarak has pulled the plug on the Internet and on most wireless and SMS service.  This is a pretty drastic step for a government to take and luckily, fairly rare.  However, it made me think that we should point out the dangers of being over-reliant on services that may not be available. There are lots of pieces…

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