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Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano continues to disrupt travel in South America, although activity has lessened  in recent days.

Travel in Argentina and Uruguay has been the most severely impacted, with airport closures yesterday in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

While many towns in Chile have been doused with ash, air travel has been less affected.  But as the ash cloud spreads over the Pacific, travel between Australia and South American is the latest casualty.  Qantas in particular has chosen not to operate under the current conditions.

If you are scheduled to fly to Buenos Aires or Montevideo within the next week, please keep in close contact with your Exito agent or the airline.  While the situation seems to be improving, there may still be flight cancellations or delays.

More than 90 flights have been canceled at Miami International Airport Thursday after a massive overnight fuel tank fire.  The fire has created a major disruption for American Airlines, the airport’s biggest carrier, and stranded or delayed thousands of passengers. Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish the fire, which started late Wednesday night and […]

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Latin America appears to have sustained minimal damage from the tsunami generated by Japan’s massive 8.9 earthquake on Friday. Ecuador‘s government today lifted the state of emergency from the Galapagos Islands, and people all along the West Coast of Latin America returned to their homes this weekend. The Galapagos sustained the heaviest damage, with some […]

A massive magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocked the Japan coast this morning (Friday, March 11th), triggering tsunami warnings for twenty countries, including the coasts of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Chile,  Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. While it appears that the tsunami will have minimal effect on Central America, Ecuador and […]