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Demonstration Alert:  Reports of Demonstrations on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (September 18, 2023)
September 18, 2023

Location:  Throughout Guatemala

Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports that Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA) intends to conduct peaceful demonstrations throughout Guatemala on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.  The exact locations of the demonstrations are not confirmed.

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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