Veterans of the Guatemalan armed forces are staging demonstrations nationwide on Monday, October 26, after the country's legislature failed to implement legislation regarding the welfare of soldiers and their families. Activists are blocking roads across the country between 06:00 and 15:00 (local time) and gatherings are occurring outside of the Congress building in Guatemala City, where a heightened security presence has also been reported. The US Embassy has compiled a list of areas where participants are blocking roads which can be found here.
Localized disruption in the vicinity of the rallies is likely. A heightened security presence is also possible in the vicinity of the protests.
Those in Guatemala are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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