Alert for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration January 20 and 22, 2018

The Embassy has received reports of planned demonstrations beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, in the Chacao municipality of Caracas at Parque Cristal. The route and duration of the demonstration have not been announced. Additionally, a demonstration is planned for Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Plaza Las Tres Gracias, near the Universidad Central de Venezuela. During this time, there may be protests and roadblocks throughout Caracas and other major cities. Please avoid these areas during the demonstrations.

The Embassy strongly cautions all U.S. citizens to avoid these areas, as even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can escalate into violence. Recent protests have encountered a strong police/security force presence, the use of tear gas and sometimes rubber bullets. Affected areas may also experience traffic disruptions.

U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to regularly monitor local news to remain abreast of the current situation and to maintain a high level of vigilance at all times.

For more information:

American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela