Traveler Warning: Violence in Santa Cruz, Tarija & Sucre

Authorities of Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando, Tarija and Sucre are promoters of the violence, the opposition to the democratic government of Evo Morales have decided today, to increase the violence on the above mentioned departments indefinitely. Police recommends travelers to avoid, if possible, going through these regions, due to the violence and radicalism of the enforcers of the measure. More updates soon.

Travelers are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational between the promoters of this acts, security forces, demonstrators and bystanders, and escalate into violence. Travelers are urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any protests. If you find yourself in the vicinity of a large gathering, it is recommended you leave the area immediately for your own safety. Travelers should stay current with media coverage of local events.In addition to civil unrest in cities, it is not uncommon for roads between cities to be blocked by protesters or marchers. Please note that the police have limited capabilities outside major cities and communication is poor.The police will be on alert for potential civil unrest. Because the police will be involved in addressing potential civil unrest, there will be minimal police patrols. As a result, you can expect criminals to take advantage of large crowds and use ruse or diversionary tactics to prey on potential street victims. Pick-pocketing, purse snatching, and theft are the most common street crimes during such periods. Everyone is advised to limit their cash on hand, unnecessary credit cards, jewelry, and other portable valuables.