Venezuela Public Announcement
Issued by US Department of State
Mar 25, 2002
This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens to the
increased potential of kidnapping by terrorist groups in areas along the
Venezuelan and Colombian border. This Public Announcement expires on June
The Department of State has received credible information that Colombian
terrorist groups are increasingly targeting U.S. citizens in Venezuela's
Amazonas State for kidnapping, specifically near the border with Colombia.
The Embassy recommends that United States citizens avoid travel to Amazonas
State, and to any area within 50 miles along the Venezuelan border with
Colombia until further notice.