Category - South America

12
Jan

Travel Alert from Ottawa: Peru: various provinces

OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all travel to the provinces of: ?La Mar and Huanta in the Department of Ayacucho; ?Marañon, Huacaybamba, Leoncio Prado and Humalies in the Department of Huanuco; ?Huallaga and Tocache in the Department of San Martín; ?Padre Abad in the Department of Ucayali; ?Tayacaja in the […]

21
Dec

Brazil: Dec 22: airline and airport workers strike

Strike.skynetblogs.be: Aviation Strike in Brazil It appears as of 21 December 2011 that a strike declared by unions representing airline and airport workers in Brazil will go ahead on 22 December. Aviation sector companies reached a partial agreement with some of the unions on 20 December, but several other unions, including those representing pilots, were […]

16
Dec

Peru: Christmas strike by air traffic controllers

AIR traffic controllers in Peru announced a 72-hour strike on Thursday – from December 22 to 25 — timed to wreak havoc with Christmas holiday travel, according to a report from Skynet news. The labor action is likely to paralyze hundreds of domestic and international flights into and out of Peru during one of the […]

7
Dec

Peru: warning from UK (FCO)

From 4 December 2011 a State of Emergency has been declared for 60 days in some districts of Cajamarca following anti-mining protests. If you do decide to visit any area under a State of Emergency you should follow instructions given to you by military, police or other officials and heed local safety advice. A State […]

21
Oct

Brazil: Possible flight disruptions in Sao Paulo anad Brasilia due to strike

UNIONIZED workers of Infraero, the Brazilian federal airport authority, will stage a 48-hour strike starting from Thursday, October 20 at 00:01 (local time) in all São Paulo airports: Guarulhos International Airport, Congonhas airport and Campinas airport. A walkout is also due to take place at the same time at Brasilia International Airport. Consequently, flight disruptions […]

15
Aug

Ecuador: 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Updated Mon Aug 15, 9:08 am A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has hit the South American country of Ecuador. The moderate quake struck the east of the country at 03:53:18 GMT on Monday (09:53:18 PM Sunday local time). It was centred 183 km (113 miles) E of Riobamba, 190 km (118 miles) ESE of Ambato, 208 […]