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 protestors will march from Mallasa to
12th Street in Obrajes. Heavy traffic is expected in the surrounding area.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate
into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in
the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information about security in Bolivia:

For further information about security in Bolivia:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Bolivia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, located at 2780 Arce Avenue in La Paz, at +591-2-216-8246 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +591-2-216-8500.
  • Contact the U.S. Consular Agency in Santa Cruz, located at Radial Castilla, S/N, Across from the Colegio Santo Tomás playing field, at +591-3-351-3477 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +591-2-216-8500.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).