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02 Jul 2019 | 09:47 AM UTC

Bolivia: Sporadic blockades in La Paz department July 1

Bolivia News Alert

Sporadic blockades reported in La Paz department on July 1; more expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/4/2019, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION La Paz

Event

Sporadic blockades have been reported in the North and South Yungas routes in the La Paz department on Monday, July 1, due to skirmishes with cocoa leaf growers. It was the sixth day of blockades, and reports indicate that some have turned violent.

More blockades are expected in the coming days. Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protests. 

Advice

Individuals traveling in La Paz are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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