Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – August 4, 2019

Location: Asuncion and Other Metropolitan Areas

Event: Due to ongoing discontent related to the power sharing agreement with Brazil, approximately 300 protesters are in the downtown microcentro area now. This area includes Palma, Presidente Franco, and Paraguayo Independiente, and all adjacent streets.  Protesters are expected to march around the entire downtown area including the Pantheon, the Presidential Palace, and the Congress.

U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings.