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Demonstration Alert: Reports of Demonstrations on Monday October 2, 2023 (September 29, 2023)
September 29, 2023

Location:  Throughout Guatemala


Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports that 48 Cantones intends to conduct peaceful demonstrations throughout Guatemala on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Reports indicate that demonstrations and/or roadblocks may be encountered at the following locations on CA-1:


Km 117, Las Trampas, Sololá

Km 127, Los Encuentros, Sololá

Km 130, La Cuchilla, Sololá

Km 140, Chuiquel Village, Sololá

Km 144.5, El Novillero Village, Sololá

Km 148.5, Santa Lucía Utatlán, Sololá

Km 170, Alaska Summit, Totonicapán / Sololá

Km 174.5, entrance to Vásquez Village, Totonicapán

Km 188, Cuatro Caminos, Totonicapán

Km 190, Migrant Monument, 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

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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