United States Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Security Awareness
October 20, 2017
On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Argentina will conduct mandatory federal and provincial elections. The potential for political demonstrations and protests is greater in advance of, during, and following the elections. The potential for violence also exists. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.
The embassy reminds U.S. citizens that crime threats remain. We recommend that U.S. citizens traveling and living in Argentina always be aware of their surroundings, maintain a high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.
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