This appears to be an overreaction on the part of the US State Dept. as well as an understandably protective parent concerned about the welfare of a child (OK, young adult). Of course, the exploitive news media outlets are always searching for misfortune and misery.
So a 'perfect storm' turns out to be nothing at all.
Peru continues to hold interest to us and will probably be a destination we return to later this year....maybe the 'high risk averse' tourists will remain safely at home and allow some extra space for our further explorations!