Travelers should avoid all gatherings related to the Presidential Primary Elections on Sunday, January 27. Protests have been planned at public plazas and electoral courts from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM local time. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal’s approval of President Evo Morales’ candidacy for a fourth term in office has sparked opposition protests across the country.
Travelers in Ceara, including Fortaleza’s metropolitan area, should continue to exercise caution amid an ongoing campaign of violence by organized criminal gangs against the state. More than 240 gang-related incidents, mostly arson attacks, but also shootings and bombings, have been reported since January 2. In recent days, fires have been set to vehicles…