October 10, 2000
U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Guatemala should be aware that on October 10, 2000, demonstrators belonging to a Guatemalan farmer's organization set up roadblocks along major highways throughout the country to protest economic conditions in Guatemala. Similar demonstrations are expected to continue through October 15.
While most demonstrations in Guatemala are peaceful, some have turned violent in the past. U.S. citizens in Guatemala are advised to avoid demonstrations, and should consider deferring non-essential road travel until the demonstrations have ended. U.S. citizens should monitor local news and contact the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City for updated information.
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