Argentina’s Congress approves pension reform amid strike

December 19, 2017 3:20 pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s Congress approved a controversial pension reform bill Tuesday that has prompted violent protests and a general strike. Lawmakers passed the measure in the lower house in a 128-116 vote after debating for more than 12 hours. The legislation, which had already cleared the Senate, would...

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Bolivia water shortages

November 27, 2016 2:02 am

Severe water shortages are occurring in many areas of Bolivia including in La Paz and other major cities. Water rationing is in place, and hotels, other lodgings and restaurants are affected. Check with your accommodation provider about their water supply before booking. Authorities advise that water should be boiled and...

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Brazil Travel Advice: High degree of caution

August 6, 2016 3:42 am

We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil due to high levels of serious and violent crime, particularly in major cities. You should pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about possible new security risks. For those...

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Strike Set to Block Major Ports in Argentina

July 15, 2016 10:54 pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A surprising strike is expected to shake the corn and soybean market, for the next days. The Argentine Confederation of Automotive Transportation of Cargo has promised to block major ports like Buenos Aires and Santa Fe. If it is not successful, it promises to block major...

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Paraguay – Smartraveller advice

July 11, 2016 7:21 am

Current Advice Level: High degree of caution Latest update: The Asunción International Airport is the only port of entry where visas on arrival can be granted (see Entry and Exit). It is best to use registered banks or bureaux de change to avoid scammers (see Safety and Security). We have...

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Argentine Workers Shut Down Airports in 2-Day Strike 

June 11, 2016 9:41 pm

Aviation workers in Argentina are escalating job action after they were excluded from negotiations for a new collective agreement.Argentina is set to see a shutdown in airplane traffic for the next two days as state workers in the national aviation union launched a 48-hour strike on Friday morning across more...

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