Alert: Large Celebration Planned in Tegucigalpa

Location: Tegucigalpa

Event:  A large demonstration has been announced to celebrate and support Honduran President Xiomara Castro.  This demonstration is projected to attract a large crowd.  The event is scheduled to start on January 27 at 10:00 AM around the entrance of Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH) on Suyapa Boulevard.  U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local media and are reminded to avoid any demonstration, as even peaceful ones can turn violent with little or no notice.  U.S. citizens in Honduras are reminded to maintain awareness of their surroundings as the situation may change quickly.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents and identification up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.
  • Have alternative transportation routes in mind.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings.
  • Monitor local media and U.S. Embassy Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.  Be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.