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 is not expected, but any rally or demonstration has the potential to become dangerous.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid road blocks and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not attempt to pass through road blocks forcibly.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Plan for alternate travel routes in case of road blocks.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

+(591) (2) 216-8246

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

ConsularLaPazACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

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

Bolivia Country Information

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