Travel Alert: Paraguay [March 14, 2022]

Travel Alert

Truck drivers affiliated with the Truckers Federation of Paraguay (Federacion de Camioneros de Paraguay) and other groups are protesting nationwide on March 14th as part of an indefinite strike to denounce the rising cost of fuel. Participants have blocked several roads across the country. In the capital, Asuncion, protesters blocked Avenida Republica Argentina, Avenida Fernando de la Mora, and Avenida General Jose Gervasio Artigas. Several other major cities have also been affected by ongoing protests.

Previous truckers’ demonstrations have caused significant supply line disruptions between Brazil and Paraguay, as truck drivers prevented other trucks from crossing the Friendship Bridge between Ciudad del Este and the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu. Similar levels of disruptions are possible in the coming days. Disruptions to overland travel and business operations are also likely to continue nationwide during protests. Heightened security is almost certainly near all large protests and clashes between the authorities and protesters cannot be ruled out.

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