Security Alert – United States Embassy, La Paz

Security Alert – United States Embassy, La Paz, November 27, 2019 Location: Nationwide Event: A Security Notice of November 12, 2019 instituted a temporary policy that travel (official and personal) by U.S. diplomats and their family members in Bolivia required Chief of Mission approval. Effective November 27, 2019, this additional approval process has been lifted. All employees are …

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Health Alert – United States Embassy, La Paz, November 22, 2019

Location: La Paz Event: The La Paz Health Department has reported a small meningococcal meningitis outbreak (7 cases) in La Paz.  The notice does not mention which neighborhoods are affected.  Common symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include sudden fever, headache, and stiff neck. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, and confusion. Meningococcal bacteria can also infect the …

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

Location:  El Alto Event: Given current civil unrest, U.S. citizens in El Alto should avoid area around the Senkata gas plant.  Also, demonstrations have been announced for November 21st close to El Alto International Airport.  Protestors may cut off road access to the airport for an unknown period of time. Actions to Take: Contact airlines to confirm …

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

Location:  La Paz and El Alto Metropolitan Area Event: Local authorities have notified the public that, due to ongoing civil unrest, there are disruptions in the transport and supply of gasoline and natural gas for the cities of La Paz and El Alto. The civil unrest has also caused disruptions in the supply of some foods such …

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

Location:  Area around El Alto International Airport Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on November 14 close to El Alto International Airport.  Protestors may cut off road access to the airport. Actions to Take: Contact airlines to confirm your flight prior to going to the airport. Avoid roadblocks and exercise caution if in the vicinity of …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: La Paz Given current  civil unrest  and an evolving security situation, as noted in the  Travel Advisory  update for Bolivia of November 12, U.S. citizens in Bolivia should depart as soon as they safely can.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Bolivia should make their own travel arrangements.  Commercial flights remain available.  U.S. citizens in La Paz who would like …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Given current civil unrest and an evolving security situation, as noted in the Travel Advisory update for Bolivia of November 12, U.S. citizens in Bolivia should depart as soon as they safely can.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Bolivia should make their own travel arrangements.  Commercial flights remain available.  U.S. citizens in La Paz who would like to leave …

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Emergency Notification – Authorized Departure and Ordered Departure

Due to widespread unrest throughout Bolivia, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Bolivia. For U.S. citizens in Bolivia, the Department advises U.S. citizens to strongly consider departing as soon as they safely can do so. U.S. citizens wishing to depart Bolivia should make their own travel arrangements. Commercial flights remain …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

United States Embassy, La Paz, November 11, 2019 Location: La Paz Given current civil unrest and an evolving security situation, as noted in the Travel Advisory update for Bolivia of November 8, U.S. diplomats and their family members in Bolivia were instructed to shelter at home until 5:00AM, November 12. Actions to take: Avoid demonstrations and …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

United States Embassy, La Paz, November 10, 2019 Location: La Paz Given current civil unrest and an evolving security situation, as noted in the Travel Advisory update for Bolivia of November 8, U.S. diplomats and their family members in Bolivia were instructed at 8:30PM local time to shelter at home until 5:00AM, November 11. Actions to …

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (October 21, 2019) Location:  Nationwide Event:  There are reports of large demonstrations and sporadic violence and clashes around the country, centering near offices of the electoral tribunals, vote counting centers, and city plazas. Protests in La Paz are focused near the vote counting center at the Hotel …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (October 10, 2019)

Location:  Nationwide Event:  General elections are scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Bolivia. From 00:00h until 24:00h on October 20, public and private transportation, to include public buses and the Teleféricoin La Paz, will be almost shut down. Only a limited number of vehicles with a special permit will be permitted to circulate. Additionally, …

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

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (October 8, 2019) Location:  La Paz, Cochabamba, Potosi Event:  Bolivian civic groups have announced plans for a civic rally in Potosí on October 9 and in La Paz and Cochabamba on October 10, 2019. The demonstrations will be centered in city squares, the expected size and duration of …

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

Location:  Uyuni, Potosi Department Event:  Civic groups have implemented a general strike and several road blocks within the city of Uyuni.  These blockades have stopped vehicles transporting tourists to the salt flats, including main exit roads and roads to and from the airport.  The size, scope, and duration of the strike and roadblocks are unknown. Actions to Take: …

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

Location:  La Paz Event:  Transportation and drivers unions in La Paz have announced plans for protests on August 27, 2019, to include multiple road blockades around the city. The method, scope, and duration of the blockades is unknown, but any blockade can be expected to affect transit, and even protests that begin peacefully can become confrontational …

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

Location:  La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija, and Oruro Event:  Civic groups in La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija, and Oruruo have announced plans for a general strike and blockades in Bolivia on August 21, 2019. The expected size and duration of the demonstrations, as well as exact locations of blockades of streets and highways, is unknown. Actions to …

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

August 1, 2019 Bolivia – Level 1: Exercise normal precautions in Bolivia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a  Level 1 ‘Practice Usual Precautions’  notice on July 19, 2019 due to an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in Bolivia. Read the Safety and Security section on the  country information page . If you decide to travel to Bolivia: Enroll in …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (July 15, 2019) Location:  Nation-wide Events: This notice provides information on several viruses currently present in Bolivia:  Influenza H3N2, an Arenavirus Hemorrhagic Fever, and RSV. Influenza H3N2:  In Bolivia, “flu season” typically runs from April to September with the peak occurring at the end of June.  This year, the peak occurred right …

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

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (July 14, 2019) Location:  La Paz Event:  La Paz transportation unions announced a city-wide strike and protest starting Monday, July 15, at 6 a.m. which could result in road blockades, transportation disruptions, and demonstrations. These activities could affect the availability of public transportation in the city of La Paz and …

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

Location:  Santa Cruz Department Event:  Multiple Bolivian civic groups have announced plans for a general strike and blockades in the department of Santa Cruz on July 9, 2019. The expected size and duration of the demonstrations, as well as exact locations of blockades of streets and highways, is unknown. Actions to Take: Monitor the ABC website for official …

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Security Alert: Roadblocks in the Yungas

Location: Ruta Nacional 3, between La Paz and the Yungas Event: Protestors are carrying out roadblocks in the Yungas region northeast of La Paz, currently affecting travel near Unduavi, Yolosa, Caranavi, Guanay, and Palos Blancos. The exact size, scope, and duration of the protests is unknown. Actions to Take: Monitor the ABC website for official reports at  http://transitabilidad.abc.gob.bo/mapa/

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Security Alert: Landslide in La Paz

Subject: Security Alert: Landslide in La Paz Location: La Paz Event: A landslide in La Paz, in the Sopocachi Bajo / Llojeta neighborhood, has closed off the Kantutani / Costanera Avenue between the Zona Sur and downtown La Paz, as well as the Trillizo Bridges and the Yellow Teleférico line. The closures will have a major effect on …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (February 21, 2019)

Location:  Nationwide, concentrating in main plazas and avenues of major cities. Event:  Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced demonstrations and counter-demonstrations on February 21, 2019. The expected size and duration of the demonstrations are unknown. Currently the U.S. Embassy is unaware of any announced work stoppages or blockades. Actions to Take: Monitor …

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

U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (February 13, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy, La Paz. Event: Local organizations have announced plans for a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz at 7:00 p.m., February 13, 2019. The size, scope, and duration of this demonstration is unknown. Actions to Take: Exercise caution if in the vicinity of …

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

Location:  Bolivian roads and highways Event: Seasonal rains have caused landslides and flooding, and forced road and bridge closures on affected roads. The Bolivian Highway Administration (ABC) reported eight road closures across the country over the weekend, including roads in the El Choro and Caranavi areas where at least 15 people have died due to degraded …

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

Location: Toro Toro, Department of Potosi. Event: Protestors in Toro Toro have implemented a roadblock on the road to Toro Toro National Park. This blockade has stopped vehicles transporting tourists from entering the park. The size, scope, and duration of this roadblock is unknown. There have been no reported acts of violence. Actions to Take: …

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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 La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that according to the local media two demonstrations are expected to take place in La Paz on August 30, 2017.  The first demonstration will concentrate approximately 300 to 500 street vendors that will march from the Alonso de Mendoza Square towards the City Hall in downtown …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

United States Embassy La Paz, Bolivia August 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that two demonstrations are expected to take place on August 28, 2017. According to the local media, approximately 150 to 200 street vendors are expected to block the Max Paredes commercial area to protest against the issuance …

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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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