Security Message for U.S. Citizens: LaPaz (Bolivia), Achacachi Protest in La Paz July 26

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at Genaro Sanjinez and Potosi Street beginning at 06:30 on July 26, 2017. Residents of Achacachi are protesting against the detention of two of their local leaders. Protestors are currently gathered between Genaro Sanjinez and Potosi Streets. 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.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council