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DEMONSTRATION NOTICES

  • April 10, 2014: Continued Civil Protests Planned Throughout Peru

    Civil protests continue through next week throughout Peru, including the Lima region. Read more... »

  • April 3, 2014: Demonstration in Lima

    A protest involving civic organizations is scheduled for today between the area of Campo de Marte, and Plaza San Martin. The protest is scheduled to begin at about 11:00 this morning (April 3, 2014), and is expected to last as long as 16:00 this afternoon.  Read more... »

  • April 2 and 3, 2014: Regional Protest in Loreto

    A regional protest is scheduled for the Department of Loreto on April 2 & 3, 2014. Expect significant protest activity in Iquitos, possibly lasting for 48 hours.  Read more... »

  • March 26, 2014: Strike in Lima

    A strike involving civic organizations is currently ongoing between the area of Plaza Grau, and Av. Abancay, near the Congressional building in Lima. The protest began at about 09:00 this morning (March 26, 2014), and is expected to last through the afternoon. This strike currently involves about 200 protesters, and the protestors have been lighting trees on fire along their route to Congress.  Read more... »

  • March 24, 2014: Demonstrations Causing Disruptions to Transportation in and around Cusco

    An on-going transportation workers strike in Cusco today is causing disruptions for many travelers. While flights are operating from the airport, transportation to/from the airport may be difficult. U.S. citizens already present in Cusco are advised to remain in the city, if possible, rather than seeking to arrange alternate ground transportation. Several main roads in the region connecting Cusco and other popular destinations – such as Arequipa and Puno – have also been blocked by protesters. Read more... »

  • March 19, 2014: Demonstrations in Lima and the Region of Arequipa

    The Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Perú of two demonstrations that will take place within the next several days: On Thursday, March 20, miners in the region of Arequipa plan to block the Pan American Highway (Panamericana Sur) in the Yauca sector, and in Chala, Pedregal, and Ocoña. Travelers headed north by road from Arequipa city, or south from Ica and Nazca Read more...  Read more... »

  • February 24, 2014: Regional Strike in Cusco on February 25-26

    A general strike involving multiple civic organizations and trade unions has been announced for the region of Cusco on February 25-26, 2014. Large, organized demonstrations are expected concurrently in the city of Cusco and around the region. In addition, travelers should be aware that more spontaneous demonstrations may develop with little advance notice. Read more... »

  • October 3, 2013: National Mining Strike Across Peru

    Miners in various regions have launched strikes, protesting government efforts to regulate mining and combat illegal mining. On September 30, 2013, miners in Madre de Dios, Puno and La Libertad regions launched large scale protests. In response, the Peruvian National Police have deployed significant security resources Read more... »

  • September 25, 2013: Significant Protests Across Peru on September 26

    Significant protests are expected in Lima and other cities across Peru tomorrow, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Expect protests in Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca, Ancash, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Amazonas, San Martin, Huanuco, Pasco, Junin, Huancavelica, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Cusco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Puno, Pucallpa and other cities.  Read more... »

  • August 15, 2013: Transportation Strike in Peru

    The Union of Public Transportation Employees has organized a general work stoppage this Friday, August 16th, 2013 in Lima, Cusco, and possibly other cities in Peru. An extremely high volume of traffic is expected as citizens use privately owned vehicles in the absence of public transportation options. As taxi drivers will also join in the strike, travel will be especially difficult for... Read more... »

  • July 26: **UPDATE** Significant Protests Across Peru: July 24 - 28, 2013

    The U.S. Embassy has been notified by Peruvian authorities that significant protests are expected in Lima and other cities across Peru on July 26, with increasing intensity this weekend on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2013. Protest activity may continue on Monday, July 29, 2013 during the parade located along Avenida Brasil in Lima. Read more... »

  • July 24: Significant Protests Across Peru: July 24 - 28, 2013

    The Embassy has been notified by Peruvian authorities that significant protests are expected in Lima and other cities across Peru beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. This holiday weekend, expect protests in Cajamarca, Apurimac, Cusco, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Puno... Read more... »

  • April 29, 2013: Ongoing Demonstrations in Cajamarca

    Demonstrations are ongoing in the Cajamarca region in protest over the Conga mining project. A new strike is planned for May 1. The demonstrations take the form of planned marches, strikes, and road closures. These demonstrations are impacting the commercial and tourist sectors of the region. Before traveling to this region, we suggest you contact iPeru at (511) 574-8000 for the latest... Read more... »

  • April 16, 2013: Significant Protests in Multiple Cities in Peru

    Several groups in Lima, and in the provinces of Ica (Marcona), Ucayali, Cusco (Sicuani) and Puno (Carabaya) will conduct significant protests on April 16-17, 2013. The protestors are rallying for review of contracts, salary increases, defense of natural resources, among other issues. Protests may include 500 protestors We urge tourists and travelers to avoid... Read more... »

  • April 3, 2013: Significant Protests and Strikes in multiple cities in Peru

    According to news outlets civil construction union workers in Lima, Piura (Sullana), Cajamarca, Lambayeque (Chiclayo), La Libertad (Trujillo), Ancash (Chimbote), Ucayali (Pucallpa), Ayacucho, and Cusco will conduct a significant protest on April 4, 2013, currently scheduled for 1:00 PM. The union and civil workers are rallying for improved labor rights; protests may include 12,000 Read more... »

  • February 21, 2013: Ongoing Demonstrations in Cajamarca

    Demonstrations are ongoing in the Cajamarca region in protest over the Conga mining project. The demonstrations take the form of planned marches, strikes, and road closures. These demonstrations are impacting the commercial and tourist sectors of the region. Before traveling to this region, we suggest... Read more... »

  • December 11, 2012: Ongoing Demonstrations in Cajamarca

    Demonstrations are ongoing in the Cajamarca region in protest over the Conga mining project. The demonstrations take the form of planned marches, strikes, and road closures. These demonstrations are impacting the commercial and tourist sectors of the region. Before traveling to this region, we suggest... Read more... »

  • December 11, 2012: Public Sector Workers Strike in Arequipa

    Public sector workers in Arequipa will go on strike for 24 hours on December 13, 2012. The protests may include up to 10,000 public workers, and all main routes of downtown Arequipa will be impacted with the main demonstration planned in front of the Regional President’s Office. We urge tourists and travelers to... Read more... »

  • October 24, 2012: Transportation Strike and Workers Union Strike in Lima

    According to news outlets, a 24-hour public transportation strike will take place in Lima on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The strikes are in protest of the Municipality of Lima transportation reforms. Additionally, the Workers Union is planning a 48-hour strike in Lima for Wednesday and Thursday 24-25 October, 2012. The organization is rallying for improved labor rights. Read more... »

  • October 3, 2012: Strikes in Cusco

    The Embassy has been notified by Peruvian authorities that Cusco will be affected by two strikes on Wednesday, October 3, and Thursday, October 4. On both days, students from the national university UNSAAC are expected to march on Avenida Cultura and Read more... »

  • October 1, 2012: Public Workers Strike

    The Peruvian Public Workers Confederation (Confederación de Trabajadores Estatales, CTE) has announced a national strike scheduled for October 4, 2012. CTE’s purpose is to reject the government’s proposed budget and labor law and to advocate for a better salary and retirement system for public workers. There may be disruptions as a result of the strike. Before traveling, we suggest... Read more... »

  • September 28, 2012: Road Closures on October 1 and 2

    The U.S. Embassy wishes to notify U.S. citizens of scheduled street closures in preparation for the Cumbre America Del Sur Paises Arabe (ASPA) or the South American-Arab Countries Summit on October 1 and 2. ASPA is a forum for policy coordination between countries in these two regions and considered a mechanism for cooperation in topics relevant to the sustainable development of those countries contributing to world peace. Read More »

  • September 21, 2012: Transportation Strike in Lima

    According to various news outlets, a public transportation strike will take place in Lima on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday September 27. The strike will start at midnight on the 26 and will end at approximately mid-morning on the 27. The strikes are in protest of the Municipality of Lima transportation reforms. An extremely high volume of traffic can be expected from the use of privately owned vehicles and taxis in the absence of public transportation options. We encourage everyone to anticipate longer than normal travel times, and avoid any unnecessary travel. Read More »

  • September 20, 2012: Workers Union Strike

    Various news outlets report that the Federacion de Trabajadores en Construccion Civil del Perú will be marching in Lima on September 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The organization is rallying for improved labor rights, and plans to march on main routes in downtown Lima. These routes may include from Campo de Marte to the Ministry of Labor along Avenida Arequipa. We encourage everyone to anticipate longer than normal travel times, and avoid any unnecessary travel in these areas. Read More »

  • August 10, 2012: Ongoing Demonstrations in Cajamarca

    Demonstrations are ongoing in the Cajamarca region in protest over the Conga mining project. The demonstrations take the form of planned marches, strikes, and road closures. These demonstrations are impacting the commercial and tourist sectors of the region. Before traveling to this region, we suggest you contact iPeru at (511) 574-8000 for the latest information. Read More »