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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – (January 23, 2023) Taxi Protests
January 22, 2023

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – January 23, 2023 Taxi Protests


Location: Bogota


Event: U.S. Embassy Bogota informs U.S. citizens that a protest by taxi drivers in Bogota may take place on January 23, 2022, causing traffic blockages and slowed mobility.

  • Probable points of blockages include:
  • Avenida Ciudad de Cali con Calle 26
  • Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado
  • Secretaria de Movilidad de Bogotá, Cl. 13 #37-35
  • Calle 80 a la altura del puente de Guadua
  • Calle 13 (El Playón)
  • Autopista Norte con Calle 170
  • Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá
  • Banderas
  • Calle 40 sur
  • Portal Norte
  • Portal Tunal
  • Portal 20 de Julio
  • KM. 4 vía La Calera


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.



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