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Demonstration Alert: Honduras, Ongoing Demonstrations Against The Honduran Government

Location:  Honduras, countrywide

Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government.

Because of the ongoing demonstrations at or near National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), which at times have turned violent as they did on Wednesday, August 7, the U.S. Embassy has determined this area to be unsafe for U.S. citizen embassy employees and family members to transit.  In Wednesday’s confrontation, police deployed tear gas in response to students throwing Molotov cocktails, bottle rockets (fireworks), and other projectiles at police.  The previously restricted area in Colonia Kennedy continues to be off-limits for U.S. citizen embassy employees and family members. 

 

U.S. citizen embassy employees and family members are, effective immediately, directed to avoid these two areas until further notice:

 

•        Colonia Kennedy:  The area around Instituto Tecnico Honduras from Boulevard Kennedy (not including Blvd. Kennedy) and Primera Entrada of Colonia Kennedy to the Anillo Periferico.

 

•        Blvd. Supaya in front of National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) from Calle Trapiche (not including Calle Trapiche) to the Anillo Periferico at Blvd. Suyapa and the UNAH entrances from Villa Olimpica located on the north side of UNAH campus. 

 

Additionally, U.S. citizen embassy employees and family members should use caution while transiting through the following areas:

 

•        Anillo Periferico near Blvd. Suyapa

•        The exit from Anillo Periferico to Danli

•        Blvd. Centroamerica continuing along Blvd. Kennedy

 

Actions to Take:

·        Avoid the area around Instituto Tecnico Honduras from Boulevard Kennedy (not including Blvd. Kennedy) and Primera Entrada of Colonia Kennedy to the Anillo Periferico.

·        Also avoid Blvd. Supaya in front of National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) from Calle Trapiche (not including Calle Trapiche) to the Anillo Periferico at Blvd. Suyapa and the UNAH entrances from Villa Olimpica located on the north side of UNAH campus. 

·        Plan travel routes accordingly and take measures to avoid entering or passing through the areas that should be avoided.

·        Use caution while transiting through the Anillo Periferico near Blvd. Suyapa, the exit from Anillo Periferico to Danli, and Blvd. Centroamerica continuing along Blvd. Kennedy.

·        Avoid demonstrations.

·        Be aware of your surroundings.

·        Monitor local and social media for updates.

·        Notify friends and family of your safety.

·        Have travel documents up-to-date and easily accessible.

·        Report specific safety concerns to local law enforcement authorities.

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the U. S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa to receive security updates – https://step.state.gov/

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras:

Telephone: +(504) 2238-5114

After-hours telephone: +(504) 2236-8497

E-mail: usahonduras@state.gov

Webpage: https://hn.usembassy.gov/ 

·        State Department – Consular Affairs:

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·       Honduras Country Information 

 

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