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Demonstration Alert: Nauta/Loreto Province (Peru), Indigenous Roadblocks & Strike

Demonstration Alert: Nauta/Loreto Province (Peru), Indigenous Roadblocks & Strike

Location: Nauta, a town in the eastern part of Loreto Province in the Peruvian Amazon, roughly 100 km south of Iquitos. Nauta is a staging area for several ecotourism lodges and boats on the Marañón River, and is adjacent to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.

 

Event: Indigenous and civil groups are blocking road and river transit in and around Nauta to protest delayed efforts to remediate an oil spill that occurred in June. Fifty-four indigenous federations are also participating in a strike throughout Loreto Province.  

 

Actions to Take: 

 

- Avoid the affected areas and routes such as route 103 between Iquitos and Nauta. Find alternative routes to your destination.

- Monitor local media and government agencies, including iPeru, PROMPERU, COEN, and SENAMHI for updates.

o WhatsApp: iPeru 944-492-314

o Twitter: @Promperu @COENPeru @SENAMHIPeru

- Monitor the Embassy webpage and the American Citizen Services (ACS) Facebook page for updates.

- Keep friends and family informed of your safety.

- Be aware of your surroundings.  

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru 

Avenida La Encalada Cdra. 17 s/n

Surco, Lima 33, Peru

Telephone (answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000

Email: LimaACS@state.gov

Website: https://pe.usembassy.gov

Lima ACS Facebook page

 

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco

Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201

Cusco, Peru

Telephone: +51-84-231-474

Fax: +51-84-245-102

Email: CuscoACS@state.gov

 

State Department - Consular Affairs

+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

 

Peru Country Information 

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