Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina (February 5, 2019)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Argentina:

  • Palermo
  • Recoleta

Events: A demonstration is expected to take place today, February 5, beginning at 5 p.m. at the University of Buenos Aires School of Law in Recoleta.  The demonstration is then expected to move in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. The group intends to protest U.S. policy and recent actions towards Venezuela. You should expect traffic disruptions in the area.

The U.S. Embassy reminds that even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to become confrontational and violent without warning.

Standard Recommended Actions:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Keep a low profile

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

(54-11) 5777-4533

(54-11) 5777-4354 (after hours)

BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov

https://ar.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444