Category - South America

25
May

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 travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru the city of Cuzco and […]

25
May

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.   […]

24
Apr

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 […]

10
Apr

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 […]

31
Mar

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 […]

27
Mar

Argentina: general strike called for Mar 31

General strike being called on March 31 by 21 transport unions, covering sea, land and air transport. Transport unions have picked March 31 for the next general strike while at the same time sending signals that a reunification among transport unions is on the cards. Citing continued frustrations over the government’s lack of a response […]