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17
Apr

Argentina: April 30: general strike planned

Moyano-aligned unions confirm general strike against Macri gov’t on April 30 Moyano and allies announce general strike as transport unions confirm walk-off on May 1, affecting bus, train, boat and air travel. nionised workers opposed to the Macri administration will walk off the job on Tuesday April 30 for a general strike. The decision was […]

28
Feb

Ecuador: updated warning to Canadians

Ecuador – Exercise a high degree of caution Exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador due to high levels of crime. Border area with Colombia – Avoid all travel Avoid all travel to the area within 20 km of the border with Colombia in the following provinces due to the presence of drug traffickers […]

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 […]