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Demonstration Alert: Reports of Continued Demonstrations on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (October 3, 2023)
October 3, 2023

Location:  Throughout Guatemala

Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports that there continues to be peaceful demonstrations and roadblocks throughout Guatemala.

Reports indicate that demonstrations and/or roadblocks are currently underway at the following locations:

Km 110, CA-1 Occidente, Chupol, Quiché

Km 117, CA-1 Occidente, Las Trampas, Sololá

Km 127, CA-1 Occidente, Los Encuentros, Sololá

Km 140, CA-1 Occidente, San Juan Argueta, Sololá

Km 144, CA-1 Occidente, Caserío Cienaga Grande, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango

Km 169.5, CA-1 Occidente, Cumbre de Alaska, Sololá

Km 188, CA-1 Occidente, Cuatro Caminos, Totonicapán

Km 65, CA-1 Oriente, El Boquerón, Cuilapa, Santa Rosa

Km 168, CA-10, CUNORI, Chiquimula, Chiquimula

Km 196, CA-10, Cruce a Olopa, Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula

Km 182, CA-14, Cruce San Julián, Tactic, Alta Verapaz

Km 229, FTN, Puente Chixoy, Río Negro

Km 256, RD AV-09, Cubilhuitz, Cobán, Alta Verapaz

Km 140, RN-1, Salida de Sololá

Km 189, RN-1, San Cristóbal, Totonicapán

Km 148, RN-1, Entrada a Panajachel desde Sololá

Km 188.3, RN-1, La Morería, San Cristóbal, Totonicapán

Km 136, RN-15, Cantón Chuabaj, Chichicastenango, Quiché

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

Website:  https://gt.usembassy.gov/

Phone: +502 2354-0000

Email:  AmCitsGuatemala@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page

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