WASHINGTON -- Citing "several random attacks in recent weeks"
against U.S. citizens in the Itaewon district of Seoul, South
Korea, the State Department advised travelers who visit the
district and the market areas of South Korea to keep a low profile.
Travelers also should avoid large crowds, travel in groups if
possible, avoid confrontations with vendors and report suspicious
activities to the police, according to the department.
Separately, the department alerted travelers to Peru that
political demonstrations in Lima and other major cities could
increase in size and number before and after the July 28
Opposition leaders have called for a national march on July 26
to 28. The march and related demonstrations could cause serious
traffic disruptions, including routes between city centers and
airports, it said.