Message to U.S. Citizens: G20 Summit Demonstrations

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: G20 Summit Demonstrations November 29, 2018 Location:  Plaza Libertad in Barrio Centro, Montevideo Event:  On Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m., demonstrations are planned at Plaza Libertad against the G20 summit in Buenos Aires and the related presence of U.S. ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration near U.S. Embassy

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration near U.S. Embassy November 9, 2018 Location:  U.S. Embassy, 1776 Lauro Muller, Montevideo Event:  On Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., a demonstration is planned in front of the U.S. Embassy.  There are currently no indications that the gathering will turn violent; however, U.S. citizens ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Avoid Traveling on the Rambla in Pocitos, Punta Carretas and on Avenida 18 de Julio tonight

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Security Alert September 27, 2018 Location:  Montevideo, Uruguay Pocitos Punta Carretas Avenida 18thde Julio Event The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo advises U.S. citizens to avoid traveling on the Rambla in Pocitos, Punta Carretas and on Avenida 18 de Julio tonight due to soccer club celebrations that may become ...
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Recent crime incidents against foreign nationals

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Security Alert August 21, 2018 Location:  Montevideo, Uruguay Pocitos Malvín Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo advises U.S. citizens of recent crime incidents against foreign nationals that occurred on Friday, August 17, 2018, and Saturday, August 18, 2018, in the Montevideo neighborhoods of Pocitos and Malvín.  In ...
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General Strike on August 22, 2018

U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert August 20, 2018 Location: Throughout the city of Montevideo, Uruguay Event: General Strike on August 22, 2018 Local media reports there will be a general strike on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 that is expected to affect transportation services and local business operations.  Closures are expected ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  pro-Palestinian demonstration near U.S. Embassy

United States Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration near U.S. Embassy December 14, 2017 On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., a pro-Palestinian demonstration is scheduled to occur at the U.S. Embassy.  The event is scheduled to begin at Plaza de los 33 on Avenida 18 de Julio and proceed to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Summertime Personal and Residential Security

The summer season in Montevideo and other popular destinations in Uruguay typically coincides with an increase in the volume of crimes against persons and property.  During the 2017 calendar year, armed robberies of restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores as well as carjackings have been reported in Uruguay.  As such, we would like to remind ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gathering in Parque Batlle and Vicinity

United States Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Gathering in Parque Batlle and Vicinity November 15, 2017 From Thursday, November 16, to Saturday, November 18, 2017, the PIT-CNT and the Coordinadora de Centrales Sindicales del Cono Sur (Coordinator of Trade Unions of the Southern Cone), will hold a Jornada Continental por la Democracia ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: ATM Security November 9, 2017

United States Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  ATM Security November 9, 2017 The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when using ATM machines in the Montevideo area.  Recent reports indicate individuals are using explosive devices to conduct thefts from ATMs. On October 30 at approximately 4:30 a.m., criminals used an ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Near U.S. Embassy

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., members from the PIT-CNT labor group are planning to gather at the U.S. Embassy to demonstrate “in support of democracy and against neo-liberalism.” There are currently no indications that the gathering will turn violent; however, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area as a precautionary measure.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Soccer Celebration

  September 27, 2017 marks the 126th anniversary of the Club Atlético Peñarol soccer association.  Local authorities are advising residents of the Pocitos area that celebrations planned during the evening hours may turn violent. In a similar celebration last year, there were reported incidents of vandalism against local businesses. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to remain alert ...
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Security Notice June 2017

Recent police and media reports indicate a rise in reported crimes in the residential neighborhoods of Punta Carretas, Pocitos, and Carrasco.  The majority of the incidents are property crimes; however some armed robberies and carjackings have been reported. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution: Do not keep valuables on car seats or in clear ...
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