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

(September 9, 2020)

Location:  La Paz  

Event:  Bolivian civic groups in La Paz continue to organize civic rallies throughout the city, especially in the regions of Obrajes and Zona Sur. These demonstrations include road blocks of major thoroughfares and may cause significant congestion. The expected size and duration of these demonstrations is unknown.   

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid roadblocks and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not attempt to pass through road blocks forcibly.
  • Plan for alternate travel routes or remain in place if planned travel is inhibited.
  • Monitor local media for updates on road conditions.
  • Monitor the ABC website for official reports on road conditions, weather, and vehicle restrictions at   


U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

+(591) (2) 216-8000

+(591) (2) 216-8500 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444

Bolivia Country Information

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