Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

The mayor of Praia, Óscar Santos, was shot on Monday, July 29, 2019, at approximately 5:30 a.m. near the Health Club Korpore gym in the neighborhood of Palmajero in Praia, Cabo Verde. The Cabo Verdean police are currently investigating the incident. The motive is unknown and no suspects have been detained.

U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens are advised to maintain vigilance and be aware of their surroundings.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Review your personal security plans.