Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location:  Nationwide, concentrating in major cities in Bolivia Event:  Protesters have implemented roadblocks in La Paz, Santa Cruz, and other Bolivian cities. The roadblocks vary in scale and method, and will hinder and at times completely prevent transit using streets and roads. There are media reports of confrontations at some roadblocks. The implementation of roadblocks is sporadic, and their exact ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (December 4, 2018) Location: Nationwide, concentrating in major cities in Bolivia Event: Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced a general strike, beginning in the earliest hours of Thursday, December 6, 2018. The general strike may include work stoppages, road blockades, rallies, and marches. Roadblocks ...
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Alert: The Civic Committee of the Bloque Chiquitano and the Municipal Government

Location: Robore, Santa Cruz, Bolivia Event: The Civic Committee of the Bloque Chiquitano and the Municipal Government of Robore are currently blocking several sections of the bioceanic road from Santa Cruz to Puerto Suarez. The exact scope and the duration of the blockades are still unknown; however, travelers and residents should prepare for the possibility ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Nationwide, concentrating in major cities of Bolivia. Event: Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced demonstrations beginning at 00:00 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to mark “Bolivian Democracy Day.” Demonstrations may include work stoppages, road blockades, rallies, and marches. Roadblocks may prevent travel between airports and city centers. Demonstrators nationwide plan to ...
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Message in the U.S. Citizens Services – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Bolivia Event: The Bolivian Medical Association has announced plans for a 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 27, 2018; medical associations at the departmental level are also expected to organize protests in their respective cities. Due to the nature of the strike, the availability of medical and pharmaceutical services in Bolivia, as well as the ...
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Security Alet – Blockades Coca Growers Union

Location: In and Around La Paz, Bolivia Event: The Yungas Coca Growers Union has announced plans for a blockade of the city of La Paz beginning in the earliest hours of Monday, September 10, 2018. The exact scope, the duration, and the routes targeted in the blockade are still unknown; however, travelers and residents should ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (Aug 2, 2018) Location: Nationwide, concentrating in Potosí. Event: On August 6, 2018, Bolivia will celebrate its Independence Day. Travelers and residents should expect an increase in road closures, rallies, celebrations, and demonstrations in major cities, with a focus at the official Independence Day celebrations in Potosí. Violence ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: La Paz Event: Since June 4, 2018, there have been ongoing demonstrations by Public University of El Alto (UPEA) protesters in La Paz and El Alto. Currently, protesters are blocking vehicular routes at several locations in downtown La Paz, specifically in the vicinity of Obelisco, Del Estudiante, and Venezuela squares. There have been no ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: El Alto, La Paz Department Event: On June 4 and 5, 2018 roads will be blocked throughout El Alto due to a planned general strike by the Neighborhood Federation of El Alto. Roadblocks are expected to be in place by 7:00 a.m. The blockades are also expected to prevent vehicular access to and from ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (May 7, 2018)

Location: Chuquisaca Department, concentrating in capital city of Sucre. Event: Protestors continue to implement roadblocks in and around Sucre and Chuquisaca Department, including main entrance and exit roads and roads to and from the airport. The ongoing demonstrations have closed the airport and have severely limited transportation options and other services around the city.  The ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (May 3, 2018)

Location: Chuquisaca Department, concentrating in capital city of Sucre. Event: Protestors have implemented a general strike and several road blocks within Sucre, including main exit roads and roads to and from the airport. The size, scope, and duration of this strike and roadblocks are unknown; there have been no reported acts of violence. Actions to ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (March 21, 2018)

Location: Department of Potosi, concentrating in major communities including: Uyuni Villa Alota Comunidad de San Juan Salar de Chiguana Comunidad Todos Santos Comunidad de Zoniquera Event: Protestors from local communities have implemented several road blocks between the city of Uyuni and Villa Alota. These blockades have stopped vehicles transporting tourists for hours and even overnight ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Nationwide, concentrating in major cities including: La Paz/ El Alto Santa Cruz Cochabamba Event: Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced demonstrations and strikes for February 21, 2018, to include work stoppages, road blockades, and marches. The expected size and scope of the demonstrations are unknown. Actions to Take:   Avoid areas ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Routes Between La Paz and El Alto Airport Blocked by Health Workers

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that routes from La Paz to El Alto airport are going to be blocked by health workers on December 28, 2017.  They are protesting recent changes to the law impacting the medical sector.  The blocked routes are Max Fernandez Avenue, Ramiro Castillo Avenue, Faro Murillo Avenue ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Doctor’s Strike in Bolivia

Since November 23, Bolivian doctors have carried out a strike protesting changes to Bolivian malpractice law. Striking medical professionals have stopped or reduced services in Bolivia’s public and private hospitals, with many pharmacies also closing their doors or limiting operating hours in solidarity. Some medical providers remain open to provide emergency services only on a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Cochabamba

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration organized by the Coordinadora Nacional Por el Cambio (CONALCAM) is expected to take place in the city of Cochabamba on December 16, 2017.  Demonstrators will gather in Avenida Blanco Galindo to commemorate the ‘Día de la Revolución Democrática y Cultural’ and to support ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in La Paz beginning at 10:00 on December 12, 2017. Demonstrators from the Medical Sector will march and block the streets around Plaza del Estudiante, Puente de las Americas, Avenida Saavedra, Plaza Triangular and Calle 17 de Obrajes. In ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on November 29, 2017.  Demonstrators from the Medical Sector will gather at Avenida Arce and will march to the Health Ministry located at the Plaza del Estudiante.  Protestors are asking the government to change Article 205. According to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on November 7, 2017. Demonstrators from the Central Obrera Departamental (COD) and the Consejo Nacional de Ayllus y Markas del Qullasuyo (CONAMAQ) will gather at Avenida Montes, Avenida Tejada Sorzano and Avenida Arce in support of the re-election ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

September 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Avenida Arce and Belisario Salinas Street on September 12, 2017. The transportation sector will demand that the roads to Achacachi and Copacabana roads be cleared. According to the local media, approximately 150 to 175 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Achacachi

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators in Achacachi are expected block all access to Achacachi and the main road to Copacabana.  Main blocking points have been installed on the Calachaca and Rio Queca bridges, and in the intersection to Viacha. Demonstrators are asking for the resignation of the mayor of Achacachi and the ...
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