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Demonstration Notices 2010

Demonstrations Taking Place Thursday, December 2

December 2, 2010

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Honduras that about 500 demonstrators from Resistance and Campesino groups are currently marching along Boulevard Miraflores towards the National Congress. Please avoid the demonstrators and the area around the National Congress until further notice.

Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable. You should avoid them if at all possible. Since the timing and routes of marches and demonstrations are always subject to change, U.S. citizens should monitor local media sources and the Embassy's website for new developments.

If you are going to live in or visit Honduras, please take the time to tell our Embassy about your trip. If you sign up, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements. We can also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency. Here's the link to the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program: https://travelregistration.state.gov

U.S. citizens should consult the Country Specific Information for Honduras and the latest Travel Alerts and Warnings and Worldwide Caution at the State Department's website: http://travel.state.gov

Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The U.S. Embassy is located on Avenida La Paz in Tegucigalpa; telephone (504) 2238-5114, after hours telephone (504) 2236-8497; Consular Section fax (504) 2238-4357; E-mail: usahonduras@state.gov; Webpage: http://honduras.usembassy.gov