Chile: Travel Advisories Update

May 6, 2016 3:51 am

Current Advice Level: ” Exercise normal safety precautions” Due to significant protests affecting travel to and from the island of Chiloé, we advise Australians to take extra caution and follow advice of local authorities in the region of Los Lagos.  Protestors have cut off access to and from the island...

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Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

December 28, 2015 12:27 am

Asuncion (AFP) – Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday. The epic rainfall also has driven 160,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay,...

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Chile Takes Actions to Limit Impact of Airport Strike

December 17, 2015 12:02 pm

Chile’s government is taking steps to limit the impact of a 48-hour strike by civil aviation authority workers. The stoppage called for Thursday and Friday is expected to cause delays of some flights just days before the Christmas holidays. But it’s not expected to cause major disruptions because traffic controllers...

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Chile threatened by airport strike ahead of holidays

December 15, 2015 11:36 am

Dec 14 Workers tied to Chile’s civil aviation authority announced a 48-hour strike for Thursday and Friday this week, potentially causing airport chaos just as the country gears up for the Christmas holidays. In September, a 24-hour strike stranded thousands of passengers and led to long lines at airports, after...

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