Category - South America

22
May

Peru: warning from Australian Government re border areas near Colombia and Ecuador

Peru overall, exercise a high degree of caution Areas bordering Colombia and Ecuador in the regions of Loreto, Amazonas and Cajamarca, reconsider your need to travel. https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/americas/south/Pages/peru.aspx

16
May

Argentina: May 29: 24-hour national strike

Argentina’s biggest labor union on Tuesday called for a 24-hour national strike to protest the government’s austerity policies, heaping pressure on President Mauricio Macri as he battles against a biting recession and jittery markets. The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), a huge umbrella group which held off joining industrial action by other unions in April, […]

30
Apr

Venezuela: warning to Canadian citizens: avoid all travel

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. https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/venezuela

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 […]