On 22 February 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the continued threat of crime throughout Colombia. Recently, robberies conducted by armed individuals, have occurred in popular Bogota restaurants, cafés, and breweries, frequented by tourists and the expat community.U.S. citizens should be vigilant, maintain heightened situational awareness, and incorporate strong personal security practices into their daily activities.In the unfortunate event of a robbery, U.S. citizens should prioritize personal safety by refraining from resistance and promptly surrendering all valuables without hesitation. Resistance can result in an abrupt escalation of violence. Prioritizing compliance enhances the likelihood of a safer outcome in such situations.Should a U.S. citizen find themselves in the vicinity of a shooting, it is crucial to maintain composure. U.S. citizens are advised to adopt a prone position on the ground and actively seek cover or concealment.”