Demonstration Alert: 48 Hour Strike in Cusco Region 20-21 July 2021 – U.S. Embassy (Lima, Peru)

Location: Cusco Region, Peru Event: 48 Hour Strike in Cusco Region 20-21 July 2021 The Farmer’s Federation and bus and taxi unions plan to participate on strikes expected to take place on July 20 -21 in the Cusco Region.  Public transportation in and around Cusco will be limited.  As a precaution, train service to and …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (June 4, 2021)

Location: Peru (countrywide) Event:​ U.S. Embassy Lima remind​s U.S. citizens about the potential for protests ​and demonstrations ​over the next few days.  The Peruvian final-round elections take place on Sunday, June 6.  All current COVID-19 related movement restrictions remain in place.  Please remain mindful of your surroundings and ​stay away of any areas where groups​ …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (March 17, 2021)

Location: Barranca, Santa Rosa, Aucallama, Chancay, Yangas, Tumbes, Cajamarca, Chimbote, Huaraz, La Oroya, Pampas, La Merced, Ica, Cusco, Tacna, Abancay, Ucayali Event: There ​are ongoing, widespread protests by cargo transport ​workers in multiple regions ​of Peru affecting ​travel on the Pan American Sur (South) and Pan American Norte (North) highways and throughout Peru.  Although the protest is directed at heavy cargo vehicles, all traffic may be …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (December 23, 2020)

Location: Ica and Trujillo on Panamericana Sur and Panamericana Norte Highways Event: There ​are ongoing widespread protest​s of agricultural​ workers in multiple regions ​of Peru affecting ​travel along the PanAmericana Sur and PanAmericana Norte highways in the Ica and Trujillo regions. The ​Peruvian National Police deployed a large force of police officers ​in response.  Avoid travel in the affected areas if possible, as the situation is ongoing and evolving.  The protests may continue ​for several days until the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (December 10, 2020)

Location: Cusco region near Machu Picchu Event: There are on-going protests against Peru Rail and Ferrocarril Transandino railway companies in the Cusco region along the Machu Picchu line. The protests may continue until the situation is resolved. Protesters have blocked railways and delayed rail traffic in the region, resulting in the suspension of rail operations along the Machu …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (December 2, 2020)

Location: Pan-American South Highway, Ica Event: Protests against the Agricultural Promotion Law have occurred in the Ica region over the last two days and are expected to continue today. Protesters have blocked multiple locations along the Pan-American Highway and at times have become violent. Public transportation from Lima to the Ica and Arequipa regions is suspended. Actions to Take: …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (November 15, 2020)

Location: Multiple locations in Lima and throughout Peru Event: Due to ongoing political events, marches and protests are planned to occur today and over the next few days in Lima and throughout Peru. The nationwide protests have resulted in tens of thousands of protesters with media outlets reporting two deaths and multiple injuries during yesterday’s demonstrations in Lima.  Most protests have …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (November 12, 2020)

Location: Multiple locations in Lima and throughout Peru Event: Due to recent political events involving the impeachment of President Vizcarra, marches and protests are planned for the evening hours today ​beginning at 4 pm and are likely to occur over the next few days throughout ​Lima and Peru. Demonstrations are likely to cause traffic congestion in and around the areas where …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (November 11, 2020)

Location: Downtown Lima in the vicinity of Plaza San Martin and government buildings, and throughout Peru. Event: Due to recent political events involving the impeachment of President Vizcarra, marches and protests are likely to occur over the next few days throughout Peru. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds Avoid demonstrations Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – October 1, 2019

Location: Lima, Peru Event: The Embassy is aware of the possibility of demonstrations throughout the country and is monitoring the situation. Demonstrations last night were largely peaceful. Access to certain areas may be restricted and there may be a greater police presence. Even nominally peaceful demonstrations and large gatherings have the potential to become unruly …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (August 22, 2019)

Location: Lima, Peru Event:  The Workers General Confederation of Peru (CGTP) has called for a march in Lima, Peru starting at approximately 4:00 p.m. on the afternoon of August 22, 2019 .   Demonstrations are planned to begin in two places.  One group will start in the area of Parque Kennedy, in the district of Miraflores, …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Lima, Peru – July 24, 2019

Location: Cusco Region, Peru. Event: Peru Rail and Inca Rail both report they are closing stations due to planned protests between today and tomorrow (July 24-25).  Protestors are currently marching.  Peru’s Tourist Protection Agency (Red de Protección al Turista) reports that Peruvian National Police will be protecting the route between the city of Cusco and …

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Demonstration – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – June 19, 2019

Location: Lima Metropolitan Area (Plaza 2 de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Government Palace, and Congress) Arequipa, Cajamarca, Ica, Iquitos, and Ucayali. Event: Strikes and demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, throughout the day.  The Confederación General de Trabajadores del Perú (CGTP, the largest trade union federation in Peru), joined by …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru May 10, 2019

Locations: Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Puno. Event: Two agricultural unions announced a national strike on Monday, May 13.  To ensure the safety of its passengers, PeruRail will temporarily suspend service from Cusco to Machu Picchu and on PeruRail Titicaca, which connects Cusco with Puno. Actions to Take: Contact your tour agent to make changes accordingly. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru – February 11, 2019

Location: Three separate locations within Cusco – Tika Tika, Penal Qenqoro, and Tupac Amaru Plaza. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 11 and February 12, 2019, beginning at 12:00 pm.  The Junta de Usuarios de Agua citizens’ association plans to protest the recent construction of a hotel by an international hospitality company …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (September 26, 2018)

Location: Cusco/ La Convención, Peru Event: The Federation of Coca Growers of the Provinces of La Convención, Yanatile, and Lares (FEPCACYL) continue to demonstrate in the La Convención area; demonstrations are likely to intensify.  The taxi driver association has indicated they will join the protest.  Tourist police report police and protestors have clashed, but there …

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Demonstrations Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima (April 27, 2018)

Location: Pan-American Highway Between Talara and Tumbes, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from Peruvian authorities regarding a protest by fishing industry workers and others blocking all traffic on the Pan-American Highway from Talara to Tumbes, between Kilometer 220 and Kilometer 227 in northern Peru.  The protest is against a decree …

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Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in Cusco and the Sacred Valley (July 12-13, 2017)

Two ongoing protests are causing disruptions for travelers in Cusco and throughout the Chinchero District. While flights are operating at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, access to the airport is intermittent.  Additionally, land based transportation networks, including roads and rail lines, are frequently impassable due to the size and nature of these protests. Peru and …

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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (July 12-13)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding protests in Chinchero District of Cusco Department on July 12 and 13th.  The protests will be organized by the Consejo de Coordinación Regional (CCR) regarding the timeline for the completion of the Chinchero Airport project.  Peru Rail has cancelled rail service …

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Ongoing Strikes and Protests in Cusco

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police that demonstrations occurring in and around Cusco could last up to several weeks.  These actions are part of a labor dispute between the government and educators.  Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services during this time. …

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Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Sacred Valley (May 30-31)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding planned protests in Urubamba and Chincheros on May 30 and 31. Travelers should take into consideration that there may be disruptions to transportation services. For up to date information, please visit the Peruvian Tourist and Travel website here. Demonstrations in Peru …

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Possible Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (May 23)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding potential protests in Chinchero District in the immediate future.  Disruptions to transportation services are likely, so Peruvian authorities recommend that tourists carefully consider any scheduled to travel to the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu. Travelers can contact the Peruvian Tourist Assistance …

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