Demonstration Alert: Ongoing Demonstrations and Roadblocks on March 28, 2023 (March 28, 2023)
Location: Throughout Guatemala
Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports the following roads are currently blocked in both directions due to ongoing demonstrations underway on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Please seek alternate routes or defer travel.
CA-1 Occidente KM 117 Las Trampas, Sololá
CA-1 Occidente KM 127 Los Enquentros, Sololá
CA-1 Occidente KM 130 Chuchilla, Sololá
CA-1 Occidente KM 140 Aldea Chiquel, Sololá
CA-1 Occidente KM 144.5 Aldea el Novillo, Sololá
CA-1 Occidente KM 148.5 Santa Lucia Utatlan, Sololá
CA-1 Occidente KM 170 Cumbre de Alaska, Totonicapán
CA-1 Occidente KM 174.5 Entrada Aldea Vasquez, Totonicapán
CA-1 Occidente KM 188 Cuatro Caminos, Totonicapán
CA-1 Occidente KM 267 Santa Barbara, Huehuetenango
CA-1 Occidente KM 270 Aldea Xinaxoj, Huehuetenango
RN-01 KM 188.5 La Morería, Quiché
RN-01 KM 190 Redondel del Migrante, Quiché
RN-09 Sur KM 223 Cantel, Quetzaltenango
As always, the timing, size, and duration of planned demonstrations and roadblocks can change. Demonstrations can grow quickly in size and often move from one location to another, thus potentially disrupting movement. The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens be aware and vigilant.
Actions to Take:
- Review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
- Monitor local news for updates.
- Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.
- Avoid affected areas and exercise caution.
U.S. Embassy Guatemala City
Phone: +502 2354-0000
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page
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