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The Government of Canada has issued an official warning for travelers to avoid non-essential travel to regions of Peru.
The warning comes after a Canadian man was killed in the Peruvian Amazon.
According to several reports, a 41-year-old from Vancouver Island was lynched by a mob n the Ucayali region of Peru last week.
From overnight: A Peruvian judge has ordered the arrests of 2 men accused of lynching Canadian Sebastian Woodroffe in a remote Amazonian village last week as retribution. https://t.co/WWKgOk7EIZ— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 24, 2018
Details surrounding the man's death remain scarce but reports say he was killed in retaliation for his alleged involvement in the death of Olivia Arvelo Lomas, a popular Indigenous shaman and civil rights activist.
The official warning is reminding travellers to exercise a “high degree of caution” in Peru and to avoid travel in several areas:
“Domestic terrorism is largely restricted to the remote jungle areas of Peru where the Shining Path guerrilla group is present.
This includes the region where the Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cusco and Junín departments meet, parts of Huancavelica and Ucayali departments, and the Upper Huallaga river valley in the Huánuco and San Martín departments,” said the Canadian Government, in a statement.
“Overland travel in these regions is unsafe.”
For further information regarding the travel warning, click here.