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 by the former President of Peru authorizing oil exploration in the area. Local authorities are negotiating with protestors, but all traffic, including buses, cars, and trucks, remains stopped.  There is currently no information regarding when this protest may end.  U.S. citizens are urged to educate themselves about these protests prior to traveling into and through the area by visiting the iPeru website at https://www.peru.travel/es-lat/iperu.aspx, or by telephone at +511-574-8000.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

Assistance:

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

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Phone: +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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