Category - South America


Ecuador: earthquake

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to 272 on Sunday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes.   The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the […]


Colombia: Mar 17: labour unions to strike

Colombia’s airports increase security measures, claiming protest threats Colombia’s aviation authority, Aerocivil, said Monday it had maximized security measures at airports throughout the country, claiming students want to target airports as part of anti-government protests.   Colombia’s students will take part in protests scheduled for March 17 to condemn the government’s economic policy, and in […]


Chile: Tsunami warning lifted after earthquake

Chile lifted its tsunami warning on Thursday and Pacific islands experienced only minor waves, hours after a 8.3 magnitude earthquake had led to fears of massive swells. “The tsunami warning is lifted for all national territory,” the Chilean government’s national emergency office said in a tweet. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) had issued a […]


Chile: 1 million evacuated due to magnitude 8.3 earthquake

Eight people have been killed and 1 million evacuated from their homes after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck just off the coast of Chile, sending powerful waves flooding into its coastal cities. Coastlines on both sides of the Pacific had braced for possible tsunamis after the quake, although a tsunami alert originally issued for the […]


Ecuador: National Strike on Aug 13

Travelers and tourists should be made aware that apparently numerous social, political and professional organizations are calling for a nationwide strike throughout Ecuador on August 13th, 2015. Please take any precautions required as there could be inconveniences that occur due to the apparent protests and marches planned throughout the country on August 13th, 2015. In […]


Chile: Santiago: air pollution emergency

The Chilean government is forcing more than 900 industries to temporarily shut down in the face of an air pollution emergency in the capital city of Santiago, according to a Reuters report. The country’s Environment Ministry declared the official emergency on Monday. It will last 24 hours, but can be extended if the situation doesn’t […]