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

United States Embassy La Paz, Bolivia
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz
August 10, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are expected
to block the main streets in Plaza La Garita de Lima and from Plaza Kennedy to
Plaza Eguino on August 10, 2017. Street Vendors of La Paz are protesting against
the mayor of La Paz. 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:
 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).