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January 2014 Blog Posts (19)

"The Travel Intelligence Network" on LinkedIn

If you are on LinkedIn and are interested in engaging in serious, thoughtful discussions about the safety/security, environmental, economic, and ethical aspects of the travel/tourism industry, please consider joining The Travel Intelligence Network LinkedIn group. Brought to by the founders of The Missing Americans…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 27, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Jacob's Song

Added by JENNIFER REYNOLDS on January 26, 2014 at 1:33am — No Comments

1 U.S. Tourist Dead in Panama Hotel Explosion

This one hits too close to home: some fishing buddies of mine stayed in this hotel a while back, in the rooms you see on fire in the video. If you're not thinking about these kinds of accidents when you plan trips to the developing world... well, maybe you should.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 23, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Want the Straight Scoop on Cruising? Check out "Cruise Law News"

If you or your loved ones enjoy cruising, you may want to follow Cruise Law News. Maritime lawyer Jim Walker reports regularly on safety and other cruise-related issues, doing the work the so-called "travel media" doesn't.


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 22, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Wall Street Journal Reporter Goes Missing in NJ

Reports that David Bird's credit card was used days later in Mexico not yet confirmed.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Question for the Secretary of State

To Sec. of State John Kerry: "Please answer the following question: How does the State Department define a 'functioning legal system' when characterizing a country as having one?"

Please copy this question, paste it into this form ( and send it. Our families need a public and not-at-all-ambiguous answer to this question. 

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 15, 2014 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Important Piece on Cruise Ship Safety: Please Watch and Share

In a nutshell: Cruise industry safety stats are meaningless.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 15, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

State Dept. Quietly Takes Down Honduras Travel Safety Warning in Wake of Roatan Violence Against Tourists

Dead link

It will be in interesting to see what it says when they quietly put it back.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 15, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

Authorities Declare Dengue Epidemic in Panama

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 10, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Cruise Ship Tourist Reports on Being Attacked in Roatan, Honduras

The following was posted on the Missing Americans Project FaceBook page. I have reached out to the author for more details.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 10, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

Fast and Furious Gun Turns Up After Mexican Resort Shootout

A dramatic shootout between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a Mexican seaside resort this month has ties to a botched U.S. gun operation. A U.S. official said Tuesday that investigators have traced at least one firearm recovered at a December 18 gunfight in Puerto Peñasco, across from the Arizona border, to Operation Fast and Furious.

That's the disastrous operation run by agents in the Phoenix…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on January 1, 2014 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

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