DEMONSTRATION/STRIKE ALERT: U.S. EMBASSY BUENOS AIRES (JANUARY 23, 2024)

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Event: A general strike is planned throughout the country on Wednesday, January 24, and may impact government services and businesses of all types (e.g., supermarkets, restaurants, public transport, taxis, and aviation). In association with the general strike, unions and political parties plan a demonstration on the afternoon of January 24 in the Argentine National Congress area in Buenos Aires. Additional demonstrations and marches may occur in other locations and provinces, particularly in public squares and near government buildings.

U.S. citizens should practice vigilance and remember that demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and may escalate.

Consular services at the U.S. Embassy will remain open.


Actions to Take:


  • Avoid areas of demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Carry a photocopy of your U.S. passport or other valid identification.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Reconfirm travel plans.
  • Keep a low profile.


Assistance:


U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone number: +54 11 5777 4533
Email Address: [email protected]

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
 
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