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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires (January 30, 2020)
January 30, 2020


Location: Province of Buenos Aires

  • Vicente Lopez

Event: Improvised Explosive Devises Detonated

On January 28, 2020, two improvised explosive devices (IED) detonated while police were attempting to render the devices safe in Vicente Lopez. The police are continuing to investigate.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid any unattended bags, boxes, or out of the ordinary items you may encounter.
  • Contact local police if you do come across these items.
  • Maintain a high level of vigilance.
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.