Recent reports from Cairo paint a grim picture of a massive crime wave and unchecked sectarian violence. Known for its abuses and arrogance, the Cairo police force, a target of the recent revolution, is now reeling from broken morale and lacks strong training in legitimate police methods. In an extraordinary announcement, Egypt’s new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf reiterated the government’s support for the police, something most citizens take for granted. Travelers to Cairo best beware in the weeks ahead.

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Michael Hartung, editor of Healthy Travel Blog, serves as head of Product Development at HTH Worldwide. Mike is responsible for all product strategy and development for the company. Mike has over twenty years of successful product innovation to his credit. He has played a senior management role in three start-up companies and has built complex organizations in rapid growth environments. Prior to joining HTH in 2000, he served as President of U.S. Healthcare’s Workers Comp Advantage subsidiary, which he co-founded with Angelo Masciantonio. Mike has also served in senior roles at Aon Consulting, Vantage Health Partners and Managed Health Care Services. Mike earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Carleton College.

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