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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala
August 5, 2021

Message for U.S. CitizensLocation: Throughout Guatemala

Event: The Embassy has received information that demonstrations/roadblocks are underway at the following locations:

  • CA-9, Km 38: San Vicente Pacaya
  • CA-14, Km 132: Cumbre de Santa Elena, Baja Verapaz
  • AV-09, Km 256: Aldea Cubilhuitz, Alta Verapaz
  • RN-7E, Km 237: La Tinta, Alta Verapaz
  • RN-12, Km 277: Ixchiguan, San Marcos
  • CA-11, Km 204: Puente Jupilinguo en Camotan, Chiquimula
  • RN-11, Km 149: Cruce de San Lucas Toliman, Solola

U.S citizens should remain alert to the possibility of demonstrations or road closures occurring at unanticipated times and locations. Demonstrations can quickly grow in size and often 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.