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When it comes to visiting 3rd world nations there is always an element of (shall we say) unpredictability. Between an unstable government & massive poverty you lose that sense of certainty. As a travel precaution you should check out background notes issued by the US Department of State. These are basically abbreviated facts, and political views that are aimed at answering general questions like:
- Is it ok to do business with a certain country?
- What do I need to know before I visit this place?
Basic stuff like that. These pamphlets are available to download off their site at www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn