Demonstration Alert – Upcoming Roadblocks and Demonstrations on April 25 and April 26, 2022

Demonstration Alert – Upcoming Roadblocks and Demonstrations on
April 25 and April 26, 2022 – (April 21, 2022)

Location:  Guatemala

Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports that CODECA (Comité de Desarrollo Campesino) will conduct peaceful demonstrations across Guatemala on Monday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  CODECA is planning to demonstrate with marches that may block traffic on roadways at numerous locations in Guatemala City and around the country.

As always, the timing, size, and duration of planned demonstrations and roadblocks can change. Demonstrations can quickly grow 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.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Guatemala City

Website:  https://gt.usembassy.gov/

Phone: +502 2326-4000

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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