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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – Protests in Barrancabermeja
January 25, 2023

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – Protests in Barrancabermeja 

Location:  Barrancabermeja, Santander 

Event:  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoingdemonstrations in Barrancabermeja, Santander protestingagainst a license for open-pit coal exploitationDemonstrators have blocked main roads leading to Barrancabermeja. 

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas around demonstrations whenever possible and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings as even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn violent without any warning.    

Actions to Take:


  • Avoid protest areas.    
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.    
  • Monitor local media for updates.    
  • Exercise vigilance.    
  • Be aware of your surroundings.    
  • Plan for alternative travel routes.   



U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia 

Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000 


U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla   conagencybarranquilla@state.gov    

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs   1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444    

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