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6
Feb

Venezuela: update: avoid ALL travel (warning for Canadian citizens)

Venezuela – AVOID ALL TRAVEL Avoid all travel to Venezuela due to the significant level of violent crime, the unstable political and economic situations and the decline in basic living conditions, including shortages of medication, food staples, gasoline and water. Travel Health Notice – Zika virus The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued advice […]

4
Feb

Peru: 5.7 Earthquake southern coast of Ecuador

Alert Severity: Warning Ecuador, Peru – Earthquake Feb. 4 Environment alert for Chiclayo, Ecuador, Jaen (04/02/2019 6:28 PM – 04/02/2019 11:59 PM) Summary A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of southern Ecuador around midday Feb. 4. The epicentre was approximately 30 km (20 miles) south-southeast of Guayaquil and occurred at a depth of about […]

28
Jan

Brazil: dam collapse

Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapse BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian rescuers searched into the night on Sunday for hundreds of people missing after a burst mining dam triggered a deadly mudslide, as the death toll rose to 58 and was expected to keep climbing more than two days […]

21
Jan

Chile: Earthquake near Coquimbo

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit north-central Chile late Saturday has killed at least two people and left thousands temporarily without power. Chile’s national emergency service said the two casualties, an elderly man and an elderly woman from Coquimbo, suffered heart attacks due to the quake. Damage The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck […]

17
Jan

Colombia: Bogotá: Car bomb: 8 confirmed dead and 41 injured

A powerful explosion has rocked the south of Bogotá after a car bomb detonated inside the country’s most important Police Academy, the Escuela de Cadetes General Santander, resulting in at least 8 confirmed dead and 41 injured. The explosion occurred at 9:30 am local time when, according to eyewitnesses, a car driven at high speed […]

17
Jan

Argentina: flights disrupted due to pilot strike

The Argentinian Association of Airline Pilots (APLA) has called a 48-hour strike to protest the decision of the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) to allow foreign pilots to work at Argentine national airlines. According to the association’s statement, published on its official website late on Wednesday, the strike will kick off at 6:00 a.m. local […]