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Demonstration Notices
 

March 17, 2014

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. Citizens that there are protests planned in Bogota for today, March 17.  Farmers and indigenous groups from different areas of the country are expected to gather at Coliseo el Campin (Avenida NQS with Calle 61) around mid-day and then move south on Avenida NQS to Calle 45 then east to Carrera 7 and south to Plaza de Bolivar.

The protests are expected to be non-violent, but history has shown these protests can quickly deteriorate and violence can erupt between police and protestors.  The use of “papa bombas” and tear gas is possible if this occurs.

As always, we advise U.S. Citizens that even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable.  You should avoid them if at all possible.  Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to what the local news media has to say.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy website, found here.  You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.  If you don't have internet access, we have a call center for updates--1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

You can contact the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, via e-mail at acsbogota@state.gov or by telephone at (571) 275-2000.  The U.S. Embassy is located at Carrera 45, # 24B-27, Bogota, D.C., Colombia and is open to the public by appointment on Monday through Thursday from 09:00 to 11:30.  You can schedule a non-emergency appointment by visiting this website

The Embassy operates a Consular Agency in Barranquilla, Colombia which also provides assistance to U.S. citizens. The Barranquilla Consular Agency is located Calle 77B No. 57-141, suite 511.  Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.  No appointment is necessary, but please telephone (5) 353-2001 or (5) 353-2182 first to ensure that the service you desire can be provided at the desired time.

January 9, 2014

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. Citizens that there are protests planned for tomorrow, January 10, 2014, beginning at 0930.  The protests are expected to begin at Parque Nacional and end at Plaza Bolivar. The protests are planned in support of Bogota’s former Mayor, Gustavo Petro. According to media reports, the protests may draw large crowds.

As always, we advise U.S. Citizens that even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable.  You should avoid them if at all possible. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to what the local news media has to say.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy website, found here. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.  If you don't have internet access, we have a call center for updates--1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

You can contact the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, via e-mail at acsbogota@state.gov or by telephone at (571) 275-2000.  The U.S. Embassy is located at Carrera 45, # 24B-27, Bogota, D.C., Colombia and is open to the public by appointment on Monday through Thursday from 09:00 to 11:30.  You can schedule a non-emergency appointment by visiting this website

The Embassy operates a Consular Agency in Baranquilla, Colombia which also provides assistance to U.S. citizens. The Baranquilla Consular Agency is located Calle 77B No. 57-141, suite 511.  Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

December 13, 2013

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. Citizens that we have received reports from local authorities about demonstrations expected today in the following locations, possibly marching toward the Bolivar Plaza:

  • Usaquén: Parque Fundacional – 1 pm
  • Chapinero: Lourdes – 3 pm
  • Santa Fe y Mártires: Plaza de toros – 2 pm
  • San Cristóbal: Plazoleta 20 de Julio – 11 am
  • Usme: Colsubsidio: Santa Librada (La Aurora) – 11 am
  • Fontibón: Plaza Fundacional – 1 pm
  • Bosa: Plaza Centro – 11 am
  • Kennedy: Alcaldía local – 12:30 pm
  • Engativá: Jardín Botánico – 12 pm
  • Suba: Plaza Imperial – 11 am
  • Jóvenes Bicicletada: parque Nacional – 2 pm
  • Barrios Unidos: Alcaldía local – 11 am
  • Teusaquillo: Park Way – 3 pm
  • Puente Aranda: Avenida Calle 3 with Carrera 50 (Glorieta) – 3 pm
  • Candelaria: Plaza de Bolívar – 2 pm
  • Rafael Uribe: Alcaldía Local – 1 pm
  • Ciudad Bolívar: Casa de la Cultura – 11 am

As always, we advise U.S. Citizens that even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable.

You should avoid them if at all possible. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to what the local news media has to say.

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy website, found here.

You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. If you don't have internet access, we have a call center for updates--1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

You can contact the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, via e-mail at acsbogota@state.gov or by telephone at (571) 275-2000.

The U.S. Embassy is located at Carrera 45 # 24B-27, Bogota, D.C., Colombia and is open to the public by appointment on Monday through Thursday from 08:00 to 11:30. You can schedule a non-emergency appointment by visiting this website.

The Embassy operates a Consular Agency in Barranquilla, Colombia which also provides assistance to U.S. citizens. The Barranquilla Consular Agency is located Calle 77B No. 57-141, suite 511. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

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