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Health Alert: Listeriosis in Spain

Location: Spain Event: There have been over one hundred recently confirmed cases of listeriosis in Spain, largely in the Sevilla area.  As of August 23, regional health officials in Andalusia and the Spanish Ministry of Health have identified the suspected source as pork products produced by Magrudis company under the label “La Mecha” and other brands. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Barcelona, Spain

Location: Barcelona Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens of an increase in violent crime in the city of Barcelona in the summer of 2019, specifically in popular tourist areas. Local authorities have reported a significant increase in the number of petty theft schemes that have included acts of violence, such as aggressive thefts of ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Madrid, Spain

Location: French-Spanish border from Hendaye to Biarritz in France and areas in and around Irun, Spain . Event: Large demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests) and other political activist groups are expected in advance of and during the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France on August 24-26. Demonstrations could turn violent. A large police presence is expected in the ...
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Consular Services in Palma de Mallorca

The Mallorca Consular Agency team met with members of the Rotary Club Palma Ramon Llull August 6.  Nearly 40 people attended, both Spanish and American citizens. The Consular Agent for the Balearic Islands discussed consular operations in Spain and the services we offer.  Attendees were grateful for the information, saying they were glad to know what ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Spain

Location:  Spain.  Event:  U.S. citizens should remain vigilant to the risk of theft and criminal schemes – including pickpocketing in major urban centers and flat tire or pull-over scams on roadways – across Spain. Distraction scams:  In one common scheme, thieves may wave your vehicle over to the side of the road to assist with a flat ...
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