U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay
Security Message for US Citizens: Pro/Anti-American Demonstrations near Embassy
January 20, 2017
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that both pro/anti-American groups are scheduled to demonstrate in front of the U.S. Embassy along Avenida Mariscal Lopez on January 20, 2017.
The Embassy has instructed official personnel today to avoid the main Embassy entrance along Avenida Mariscal Lopez and recommends that U.S. citizens consider avoiding any unscheduled visits to the Embassy via the main entrance.
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.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Paraguay enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes is easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Paraguay. For additional information, refer to the Traveler’s Checklist on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. Embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
The U.S. Embassy in Asuncion is located at 1776 Mariscal Lopez Avenue.
U.S. Embassy Asuncion contact information:
Tel: 011-595 21-213-715
Emergency after hours: 011-595 21-213-715 extension 2210