On 5 January 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Lima issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Demonstrations continue to take place throughout the country, including sporadically in Lima. The Pan American Highway is currently blocked in Ica (km 264) and at Barrio Chino (km 290) where the road turns toward Paracas. Police are prohibiting all vehicular traffic from approaching the roadblocks and demonstrators and U.S. citizens should avoid traveling on the Pan American Highway south of Lima at this time. There are multiple roadblocks limiting movement on the route between Juliaca and Puno, as well as the regions of Puno, Cusco, Madre de Dios, Tacna, Arequipa, and Apurimac. Additional locations throughout Peru may be affected by protests and roadblocks.”