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Santiago, Chile: Tourist dies heart attack, unable to get medical attention because of protests against Uber, Cabify – (efe-pa).- A Brazilian tourist died Monday after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest outside Santiago International Airport and was unable to get medical attention in time – because the roads in and out were blocked by taxi drivers protesting against Uber, Cabify, and their apps for picking up passengers.

Police officials said the victim was identified as Mario Irochi Suzuki, 65, who suffered the collapse amid the chaos caused by taxi drivers demanding the elimination of their rivals’ transport apps, considering them illegal.

Several hundred taxi drivers blocked arrival and departure access at the airport, forcing passengers to walk as far as 3 kilometers (almost 2 miles) to get into the terminal or find some means of transportation to get away. Read Article



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Panama: Couple from U. S convicted in multiple murders of other expats

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ reported On July 26, 2010, an American couple was arrested when trying to enter Nicaragua from Costa Rica over land; according to reports in local and international media. They were William Dathan Holbert (b. September 12, 1979), also known as Wild Bill, described by [...]

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Michoacán, Mexico: Irish Tourist Murdered, girlfriend from U.S. injured in robbery by bandits

TOURIST FROM IRELAND SHOT TO DEATH AFTER STOPPING AT GAS STATION TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS. GILFRIENDfROM TUCSON ARIZONA ALSO INJURED, HOSPITALIZED 08-18-2017 The man, originally from Louth, was murdered in the Lazaro Cardenas region in the State of Michoacán on Tuesday. According to local media reports, the man was travelling with his American partner [...]

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Tourist alleges she was raped in Cartagena Colombia

According to the complaint of the Spanish citizen, she and her boyfriend, of Argentine nationality, entered Colombia as ‘backpackers’ on the border with Ecuador. By: Digital Editorial BLU Radio A woman, of Spanish nationality, denounced having been a victim of sexual abuse in the sector known as Playa Blanca, in the city of Cartagena. According [...]

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Mexico: Canadian found murdered in La Paz residence

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK / A Canadian woman flew to Mexico to visit her 67 year old brother in Mexico. John Wesley Cornelson, age 67 brother picked her up at the airport in Cabo, and delivered her to a hotel. They were to meet the next morning for breakfast. He [...]

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Peru: Tourist from U.S. Killed, Fell 40 meters into a gorge (March 2, 2017) – A tourist from the U.S. died, after accidentally falling to an abyss of 40 meters of depth, in the district of Santa Teresa, province of the Convention, in Cusco. victim – Whitney Steven (24). The incident was corroborated by his friend Molli Gain, who said that both were participating in [...]

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Trip to Panama for backpacking tourist ends in tragedy

Catherine Johannet went missing on February 2, 2017. Her lifeless body was found on February 5, 2017. reported what was a trip abroad has become a homicide investigation: Preliminary forensic results show Johannet was strangled, according to Panamanian media outlets En Segundos, La Prensa and Next TV Panama. It was not immediately clear when [...]

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Colombia: Missing Dutch Tourist Found Safe

Feb. 4, 2017 – reported (machine translated)Franciscus Antonio, a Dutch tourist, who had been lost since last Thursday night, was finally found by the agencies of Socorro. Major Fernando Vélez, commander of the Civil Defense in Boyacá, indicated that the tourist was found in the municipality of Chiquiza, and once they met with the [...]

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Tourist from Switzerland Missing in Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Galapagos Islands Ecuador reported that the The Captainship of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and the Naval Base of San Cristóbal are looking for a Swiss tourist reported missing since Sunday on the island of San Cristobal de Galapagos. The foreigner has been identified as Othmar Lauber, 62. Reyna Luisa Lauber, a relative of [...]

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Hurricane Otto to threaten lives and property from Panama to Honduras, El Salvador

Otto to threaten lives and property from Panama to Honduras, El Salvador reported hurricane Otto, over the southwestern Caribbean Sea, will threaten part of Central America with flooding, mudslides and damaging winds this week. Otto is hovering just off the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It became the seventh hurricane of the [...]

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