U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
Message to U.S. Citizens: Venezuela Meeting Demonstrations
February 7, 2019
Location: Plazas Independencia, Entevero, and Libertad in Montevideo
Event: On Thursday, February 7, demonstrations are planned at Plaza Independencia, Plaza Entevero and Plaza Libertad relating to the meetings being held in Montevideo regarding Venezuela. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid these areas in the Centro neighborhood of Montevideo.
- An Anti-Imperialist group will be protesting during the afternoon at Plaza Independencia.
- The group “Venezuela somos todos Uruguay” is calling for a protest at 6:30 p.m. at Plaza Entevero.
- Members from the PIT-CNT will be protesting for “Dialogue and Peace in Venezuela” at 7:00 p.m. at Plaza Libertad.
Actions to Take:
- Maintain situational awareness and be aware of your surroundings
- Monitor local media sources for updates
- Follow instructions of local police authorities
- Use caution when walking or driving near Plaza Libertad or Barrio Centro
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for safety and security information and Country Specific Information for Uruguay.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, located at Lauro Müller 1776, Montevideo, Uruguay, at (+598 2) 1770-2000. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+598 2) 1770-2000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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