Originally Posted by freewheelin frank
....was wondering if there are currently any security issues to be mindful of....
ANY security issues? Well yeah, there are lots of security issues. Just nothing out of the ordinary.
So....keep everything locked to your bike and/or never turn your back on it. Find secure parking off the street every night. Don't fall for corrupt cops who'll threaten you with thousands of dollars in bogus fines (this happened in Peru, actually, to some riders I just ran into today as I exited Ecuador). Keep valuables connected to your corporal self at all times (i.e., moneybelt) and/or locked securely, separated widely and well-hidden. Stay away from crowds, particularly crowds yelling things angrily or surrounded by police. Don't talk to strangers in the Copper Canyons. Etc. etc. etc.
Of course, I flout all these rules, if not routinely, often enough. Tonight I (gasp!) rode at night. But most of it is the kind of stuff you'd do in, say, New York or Atlanta.
Hope that helps.
(Now in Peru, returning to the big, bad Central American countries sometime next year on my way home to my new life as a settled, responsible pillar of the community.)