Tag: current events

Monthly Risk Spotlight: August 2020

AMERICAS War on Criminal Networks in Mexico Under immense pressure to cut a soaring murder rate, which is on track to make 2020 Mexico’s deadliest year on record, the Mexican government arrested José Antonio Yépez, known as “El Marro”, on August 2nd. El Marro is the leader of the notorious Santa Rosa de Lima cartel,… Read more »

Helping Travelers, Every Day:
COVID-19 Security Assistance Case Study

On Call’s mission has always been helping travelers in their time of need, every day, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. The pandemic presented some interesting challenges, unique barriers, and extremely nuanced complications amid our efforts to return people home, but nothing that our Global Assistance teams couldn’t handle! Read our latest case… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: July 2020

AMERICAS Business as Usual for Mexican Criminal Organizations With the Mexican government focused on the current pandemic, and the resulting economic fallout, large and small criminal groups continue their operations across Mexico. While some groups seek to take advantage of the global crisis to extend their hold over territories, other groups have grown more brazen… Read more »

Helping Travelers, Every Day:
COVID-19 Medical Assistance Case Study

On Call’s mission has always been helping travelers in their time of need, every day, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. The pandemic presented some interesting challenges, unique barriers, and extremely nuanced complications amid our efforts to return people home, but nothing that our Global Assistance teams couldn’t handle! Read our latest case… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: June 2020

AMERICAS Widespread Protests Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism in the United States Major protests erupted across all 50 states of the U.S. following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 25th of May 2020. The incident, which was captured on video and is being… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: May 2020

AMERICAS A Failed Coup Attempt in Venezuela Casts Light on the Weaknesses of the Venezuelan Opposition In early May 2020, with the world focused on the current pandemic, a group of some 60 Venezuelan exiles and at least two former American soldiers attempted a raid in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro. The raid failed… Read more »

Helping Travelers, Every Day:
COVID-19 Assistance Snapshot

On Call’s mission has always been helping travelers in their time of need, every day, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. The pandemic presented some interesting challenges, unique barriers and some extremely nuanced complications amid our efforts to return people home, but nothing that our Global Assistance teams couldn’t handle. It was a… Read more »

Female Travel Safety: How Women Are Helping Women Stay Safe Across the Globe

Whether at home or abroad, everyday women face the risk of experiencing various forms of sexual harassment and violence. Although in certain societies and countries the risk is amplified, the threat remains pervasive regardless of geographical location. Incidents of sexual harassment and violence can occur everywhere, even in widely public environments, such as streets and… Read more »

Rugby World Cup 2019: Important Travel Safety Information & Recommendations

Author: Eric White The Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place in Japan for the first time in the tournament’s history. Matches are planned in twelve separate stadiums from September 20th to November 2nd.  Four hundred thousand foreign tourists are predicted to arrive in Japan for the games, and by following the advice and suggestions… Read more »

LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Considerations and Resources

Author: Evan Garfield  Safety is a key concern for risk managers and travelers alike. For many organizations, attention is typically allocated to issues such as crime, terrorism, political instability, natural disasters, and health risks in preparation for travel. There is no question these are important areas to look at when assessing travel risk. However, there… Read more »