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Guatemala Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Oct 19, 2001

The Department of State is releasing the following text as a Public Announcement for Americans traveling abroad. Embassy Guatemala released it as a Warden Message for Americans resident in Guatemala on October 17.

The U.S. Embassy has received information that individuals may be targeting American citizens in Antigua for violent attack. These attacks may follow staged armed robberies or automobile accidents. The U.S. Embassy and Guatemalan police are investigating. In the meantime, American citizens throughout Guatemala should take proper precautions for their personal safety and avoid any situation that appears to be unusual or potentially dangerous.

For further information on travel to Guatemala, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs home page at The U.S. Embassy is located in Guatemala at 7-01 avenida de la Reforma, Zone 10; telephone (011-502-2-331-1541; web site at

This Public Announcement expires February 17, 2002.

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