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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala
October 19, 2021

Message for U.S. CitizensLocation:  Guatemalan Congressional Building, located on 9a Avenida, between 9 Calle and 10 Calle, Zone 1, Guatemala City

Event: The Embassy has received information that protests by retired Guatemalan military officials have turned violent at the Guatemalan Congressional Building.  Please immediately avoid the area.

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:

o   Review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.

o   Monitor local news for updates.

o   Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

o   Avoid affected areas, and exercise caution.


U.S. Embassy Guatemala City https://gt.usembassy.gov/

Tel. (502) 2326-4000


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page

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