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Mexico

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Potential road block for a protest regarding water. Unsure how long it will last (warning was originally put up before pandemic, during pandemic there was no protest and in October it came back), but it is the main road between Oaxaca and San Cristobal. There is a road around, but we were told by multiple locals that the road was dangerous. May need to take the road all the way up to Coatzacoalcos to avoid.

Update: we let a local borrow our gas can and he helped us navigate around on a dirt road. Took us about 2 1/2 on dirt road around through lots of different towns 😬

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Nothing wrong here. Police and Guardia National checkpoints before and after this point. Last check-in reporting trouble is now 1.5 years ago: I propose this may be closed.

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nothing here now, just a town along the highway

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nothing to see here. just drove through without issues.

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Nothing but dirty dogs on the road.
No protesters in sight.

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No protests, just a sleepy highway town. Clear shot through.

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no more protests... we passed without problems.

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We tried passing by on Monday and the protest was back in motion (pun intended). Complete shutdown of the highway with no one allowed to pass (trucks, taxis, locals or foreigners). Some kids on a motorcycle came by asking money to show people the way and the followed them with some locals. We had to pay 3-4 times to people because we were going through "their property" (20-50 pesos each), in the end we paid about 200-250 pesos. There loads of people taking the detour in both directions so from that perspective it was safe. But I would be wary to go on it on a 4x2 van. There lots of local 4x2 cars, but we had to help one get unstuck from the mud, so drive with care if you have a 4x2 and goes this route. Also, lots of tree scratches on the paint (overlanding at its heart).
Have attached a map of the detour just for reference, don't try to follow unless with locals - took us about 1h30/2h with stopping to unstuck a local.

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10 days later, there were no signs of protest. We didn’t ask around so cannot say if it’s resolved for good.

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Today no roadblocks. There was no problem to drive through.

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We just passed it. There are no signs of any protests. So I guess you are all good to ride trough. Safe travels.

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Currently there is a road block for a protest regarding water. Unsure how long it will last (we were told it’s been going on for a week now), but it is the main road up to Oaxaca so we’ve been stuck here for a couple of hours. There is a road around, but we were told by multiple locals that the road was dangerous. May need to take the road all the way up to Coatzacoalcos to avoid.

Update: we let a local borrow our gas can and he helped us navigate around on a dirt road. Took us about 2 1/2 on dirt road around through lots of different towns 😬

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