Security/Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala
Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports that members of the Guatemalan Transportation Association are planning to stage a protest against government policies by establishing roadblocks at various locations throughout the country. The roadblocks are planned to begin on Monday, January 24 at 6:00 a.m., and demonstrators intend to block traffic until the Government drops the requirement for them to purchase insurance. At this time, the specific roadblock locations are unknown, but they have the potential to affect travel in Guatemala City and throughout 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.
U.S. Embassy Guatemala City https://gt.usembassy.gov/
Tel. (502) 2326-4000
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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