Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location: Central downtown area of Asuncion

Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 21, 2018 beginning at 6am and lasting all day.   The demonstration is being organized by taxi drivers who are opposed to the ridesharing service, Uber.

U.S. government personnel were advised to avoid the central downtown area tomorrow.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the central downtown area.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates


  • U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay
  • +(595) (21) 213-715
  • +(595) (21) 229-581 (after hours)
  • U.S. Embassy web page
  • State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Paraguay Country Information
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