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29 Oct 2018 | 10:55 PM UTC

Argentina: Buenos Aires to host G20 Summit Nov. 29-Dec. 1 /update 1

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G20 Summit to be held in Buenos Aires November 30 through December 1; heightened security measures and airport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/1/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires

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The G20 Leaders Summit will be held in Buenos Aires from November 30 through December 1. Heightened security measures will be implemented throughout the city during the event, including the deployment of an additional 25,000 personnel. During the summit, the Aeroparque Palomar (EPA), San Fernando (FDO), and Morón (MXV) airports will be closed to facilitate the arrival and departures of visiting dignitaries. Additional security measures and disruptions are also likely at Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). The summit will be held at Costa Salguero, which will be surrounded by three separate security rings. Street closures near the summit and throughout downtown Buenos Aires are expected to be announced in the coming days. Anti-G20 and other associated demonstrations will likely be held in the city during the summit as well.


The G20 is made up of the world’s 20 largest economies, i.e. the US, Germany, UK, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Italy, India, Indonesia, France, China, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina, and the EU.

Anti-IMF groups held multiple protests in July to oppose the USD 50 billion loan that Argentina received from the IMF, as well as the economic policies of President Mauricio Macri's conservative government. A related nationwide general strike was carried out on June 25, causing significant transportation disruptions throughout Buenos Aires.


Individuals in Buenos Aires are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all political demonstrations or events as a precaution, and allow for additional time to travel in the city during the summit.


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