Traffic and Demonstrations Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (June 12, 2018)

Location: Guatemala City

 Event: The Comite de Desarollo Campesino (CODECA) announced today that marches will occur throughout Guatemala City starting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.  CODECA identified the areas around the Obelisco in Zone 10, Metro Norte in Zone 17, El Trebol in Zone 11, and Perrirosevelt in Zone 7 as possible areas of heavy traffic congestion.  The marches will take several routes before arriving at Zone 1, likely in front of the National Palace.

Additionally, there will be a scheduled demonstration in front of the Guatemala Congress Building.

 Embassy Operations: Embassy operations are normal.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and 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 areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.