Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City

 

Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City

June 22, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of continued anti-government demonstrations in the central area of the city of Chihuahua.  According to local media reports, protests are occurring outside the Governor’s Palace, and arrests and damage to property have been reported.

Additionally, severe fuel shortages continue in and around the city of Chihuahua.  Expect lines of several hours to obtain fuel.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Monitor local media for updates and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico.
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  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, located at Paseo de la Victoria #3650, Fracc. Partido Senecu, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. , Tel. 656-227-3000. If dialing from the United States, dial 011-52-656-227-3000.
  • The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also 656-227-3000. If dialing from the United States, dial 011-52-656-227-3000.
  • Contact information for other U.S. Consulates General in Mexico can be found on the S. Embassy Mexico City website.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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