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: Demonstration in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in 12th Street in the Obrajes neighborhood on August 29, 2017. Residents and transportation leaders of the Mallasa neighborhood will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of demanding better roads. According to the local media, approximately 1000 to 1500 ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

August 22, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are expected gather in San Francisco Square and Colon Street and block all access to El Alto. Street Vendors of La Paz, FEJUVE (Federation of Neighborhood Councils) and COB (Central Obrera Boliviana) are protesting against the issuance of street vendor credentials. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

August 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue on August 2, 2017. Residents of Achacachi are protesting against the mayor of Achacachi. Heavy traffic is expected in the surrounding area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Roads From La Paz to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz Are Closed

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz has received multiple reports that roads from La Paz to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz will be blocked on Monday, July 31, 2017.  All bus departures from La Paz to Cochabamba and to Santa Cruz have been canceled. The reason for these roadblocks has not yet been confirmed. Even demonstrations ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz July 24, 2017

United States Embassy La Paz, Bolivia Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz July 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at the San Andres University beginning at 12:00 on July 24, 2017. Students will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Shooting in Santa Cruz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz has reports of an active shooting between Velarde and Irala Avenues in the center of Santa Cruz. The Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens avoid the affected area. Monitor local media for the latest updates. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Bolivia Country Specific Information . ...
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