Category - South America


Argentina: June 19: general strike planned

General transport strike is planned by the transport unions for 24 hours for Tuesday, June 9. As with the similar strike on March 30, it would (if it goes ahead, like the last one did) involve all airplane, bus, subway and train travel. No public transport. Avoid arranging travel for that day, or the hours […]


Peru: strikes on May 27-28

Warning from Australian government re strikes on May 27-28: This Advice was last issued on Saturday, 23 May 2015.   On 27 and 28 May, strikes and demonstrations against the proposed Tia Maria copper mining project are expected in various regions of Peru including Arequipa, Cusco (note that according to the city of Cuzco and […]


Brazil: Rio De Janeiro: attacks near Olympic event venues

Series of Knife Attacks Has Rio De Janeiro on Edge RIO DE JANEIRO — May 22, 2015, 4:22 PM ET Associated Press Rio de Janeiro police are reinforcing patrols in areas popular with tourists and near venues that will host Olympic events next year after a series of knife attacks on locals and foreigners.   […]


Buenos Aires airport EZE: flights cancelled due to Chilean volcano

Flights to Argentina’s second-busiest airport were canceled as winds carried a huge ash cloud toward the nation’s capital following the eruption of a volcano nearly 2,000 kilometers away in southern Chile.   American Airlines Group Inc canceled all of its flights to Buenos Aires’s Ezeiza airport on Friday, while Delta Airlines called off two flights […]


Chile – Lan Express workers strike – April 10, 2015

  // Maintenance and ground support staff at LATAM Airlines’ LAN Express unit went on strike on Thursday after contract talks failed. The 881-member union at LAN Express, which mostly covers routes within Chile and also has some flights to other South American destinations, rejected LATAM’s contract offer last week and asked for government mediation […]


Central, South America: chikungunya cases increase

The number of chikungunya cases in the Americas increased by more than 32,000 autochthonous during the past week with the vast majority of the news cases being reported from two countries. Colombia, which has been reporting a steady increase for months rose by nearly 13,000 cases in the past week, according to the Pan American […]