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

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

Location: Nauta, a town in the eastern part of Loreto Province in the Peruvian Amazon, roughly 100 km south of Iquitos.  Nauta is a staging area for several ecotourism lodges and boats on the Marañón River, and is adjacent to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

Event:  Indigenous and civil groups are blocking road and river transit in and around Nauta to protest delayed efforts to remediate an oil spill that occurred in June. Fifty-four indigenous federations are also participating in a strike throughout Loreto Province.

Actions to Take:

–        Avoid the affected areas and routes such as route 103 between Iquitos and Nauta. Find alternative routes to your destination.
–        Monitor local media and government agencies, including iPeru, PROMPERU, COEN, and SENAMHI for updates.

o   WhatsApp: iPeru 944-492-314
o   Twitter: @Promperu  @COENPeru  @SENAMHIPeru

–        Monitor the Embassy webpage and the American Citizen Services (ACS) Facebook page for updates.
–        Keep friends and family informed of your safety.
–        Be aware of your surroundings.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada Cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone (answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000
Email: LimaACS@state.gov
Website: https://pe.usembassy.gov
Lima ACS Facebook page

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Telephone: +51-84-231-474
Fax: +51-84-245-102
Email: CuscoACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
Peru Country Information
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