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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala
November 24, 2021

Location:  Between Plaza Obelisco (Zone 10) and Plaza de la Constitución (Zone 1), Guatemala City

Event: The Embassy has received information that the Teachers’ Union will hold a peaceful demonstration on Thursday, November 25, 2021, starting at 8:00 a.m.  Demonstrators plan to gather in Zone 10 at Plaza Obelisco at 8:00 a.m. and walk to Plaza de la Constitución in Zone 1, approximately 4.5 kilometers to the north.  Their route will potentially take them past the U.S. Embassy.

U.S citizens should remain alert to the possibility of demonstrations or road closures occurring at unanticipated times and locations.  Demonstrations can quickly grow and move from one location to another, thus potentially disrupting movement.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

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.