Monday, 09 March 2020: Nationwide women's protests, Mexico
In Mexico, several organizations have called women across the country to strike and protest on Monday, March 2. The demonstrations are the result of continuing violence against women in the Central American state. According to media reports, the authorities expect a total of several million participants - at least 60 universities, 42 private companies, dozens of government institutions, eleven banking houses and numerous other groups have announced their support and released their female employees for Monday. Travelers must expect restrictions in all areas of public life and an increased presence of security personnel. Violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces are possible. Holidaymakers are advised to exercise caution and avoid roadblocks and crowds.
Monday, 09 March 2020: Nationwide general strike, Italy
On Monday, 9 March, a nationwide general strike will take place in Italy. Public and private local transport and air traffic are affected. Should the strike take place as planned and with a high level of participation, considerable restrictions in the transport system can be expected. Even before and after the official strike times, there may be disruptions for organizational reasons. Travelers are well advised to take delays into account in their travel plans and to obtain up-to-date information from their airline or tour operator before starting their journey. Furthermore, violent incidents cannot be ruled out - holidaymakers should avoid demonstrations as far as possible and follow the security staff if necessary.
Monday, 09 March 2020: Protests for the legalization of abortion outside the Congress building in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Also on Monday a demonstration for the legalization of abortion will take place in front of the Congress building in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Feminist groups and organizations have called for the protest - the start of the action is scheduled for 6 pm local time. Traffic may be restricted locally, travelers should avoid the demonstration and follow the instructions of the security forces.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020: Demonstration against President Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela
The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is mobilizing his supporters for a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro. On Tuesday, March 10, authorities are expecting the participants in front of the parliament building in Caracas. As a result, increased security measures are expected, local traffic restrictions and violent clashes are possible. Travelers should exercise caution and avoid demonstrations.
Wednesday, March 11: Demonstrations against the President in Santiago, Chile
On March 11, opposition groups announced protests in the Chilean capital Santiago. The demonstrations are to begin at 6:30 pm local time, just in time for the second anniversary of the inauguration of polarizing President Pinera. Local traffic is expected to be hampered by increased security measures. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out either. Travelers are urged to avoid crowds and follow the security personnel.
Friday, 13 March: Protests by climate protectionists in Grenoble, France
Next Friday, 13 March, protests by climate protectors will take place in Grenoble in south-eastern France. The initiator of the Fridays for Future movement, Greta Thunberg, has also announced her presence. Local traffic restrictions may be imposed during the demonstrations. Again, travelers must bypass the protests widely and follow the instructions of the security forces.
In addition to protests and strikes, the corona virus will continue to be the main concern for travellers in the coming week. The pathogen is spreading in Europe; the north of Italy is particularly hard hit and in Germany, too, there are more and more confirmed cases every day. In Iraq and Iran the situation is still tense - both politically and due to the corona virus. The widespread threat situation is causing restrictions on air traffic, some of which are considerable.
Travelers who want to find out about these and other events can use the Global Monitoring App for smartphones. It contains up-to-date notifications, behavioral information and warnings and actively informs about dangers at the location or destination. A3M also provides users with regular updates and information specifically on the topic of Corona.
The app is available for Android and iPhone devices:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=greenzone.ug.globalmonitoring
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/global-monitoring/id1297008325?mt=8