State Department Warns Americans Of Kidnapping Risk In 35 Countries

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — The U.S. State Department has updated its travel advisories for 35 countries with a new indicator to highlight the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking. The announcement comes days after American tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott and her tour guide were rescued by security forces after being abducted in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.

On Tuesday, Ugandan police announced the arrests of some people in connection to the kidnapping and are still actively investigating the incident.

High-threat countries including Uganda will now be labeled with a “K” in order to “communicate more clearly to U.S. citizens the risks of kidnapping and hostage taking by criminal and terrorist actors around the world,” the department said Tuesday.

Travel advisories the following countries have been updated to include the “K” indicator: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine (in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine), Venezuela, and Yemen.

I guess all that winning has put Americans in danger around the world. I expect this list to grow as Trump decide to cut aid to every central American country.

pretty soon Americans wont be able to go anywhere other than Canada.

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