Location: Downtown area of Asuncion
Event: Due to a large political demonstration occurring this morning regarding election reform, the U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area. Currently, there are about 100 protestors but more are expected to gather before today’s opening session of Congress at 9:00 a.m. Major avenues affected are Paraguayo Independiente, Yegros, Independencia Nacional, Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Chile, Alberdi, 14 de Mayo, 15 de Agosto, Ayolas, O’Leary and Colon.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the downtown area of Asuncion.
- Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings.
- 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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