Tag: travel trends

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 »

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 »

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 »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: March 2020

We know that COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone right now and there are significant disruptions to travel across the globe. However, here at On Call, we want to ensure we are not becoming complacent on other risks for organizations that have essential operations ongoing amidst this crisis. As such, we hope you will… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: February 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. AMERICAS The Mexican Government Takes Steps towards Reforms in the Criminal Justice System In mid-January, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s legal advisor, and the country’s attorney general’s office… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: December

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. AMERICAS Deadly Incidents Demonstrate Lack of Rule in Mexico A fierce gun battle in Culiacán in October and a deadly massacre in rural Sonora in early November laid bare the lack of rule of law in… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Indonesia: Student Protests Raise Concerns Over the Erosion of Civil Rights and Democratic Accountability In September 2019, the largest student demonstrations in the last two decades in Indonesia exposed social and political fault lines… Read more »

Dating Apps and Travel: Safety Advice & Considerations

Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are increasingly more popular, including amongst travelers. Users report that in addition to facilitating dates in unfamiliar places, these apps can be an excellent way to become more familiar with their destinations. Risk managers and travel administrators should take the popularity of dating apps into account when educating… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Indonesia Grapples With the Economic and Health-related Fall-outs of Massive Forest Fires Toxic smog resulting from forest fires on a greater than usual scale engulfed the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore… Read more »