Amazonian tourist boat robbed

This item appears on page 62 of the September 2016 issue.

Armed robbers boarded the Amazon Discovery cruise ship on the Amazon River near the Peruvian city of Iquitos on July 14, stealing more than $20,000 worth of money and goods from crew and passengers. Passports were locked away. The captain suffered a minor injury, but no one else was injured during the robbery. Passengers included 21 Americans, six Australians and two New Zealanders. The ship is regularly chartered to river-tour companies.

In 2015, three tourist riverboats in Peru’s Amazon Basin were robbed by armed assailants in Peru. No tourists were injured in any of the robberies.