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Source Title: World Travel Watch


Description: Reporting on Worldwide Safety Issues for Travelers since 1985

Brazil: Air Traffic Delays Continue
Brazil’s troubled air traffic system suffered another setback Dec. 5 when a communications system failed, forcing authorities to halt virtually all takeoffs from Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, and Sao Paulo’s domestic airport. Chaos ruled as hundreds of flights were delayed and many passengers had to spend the night at airports. It took a day to clear [...]
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Bulgaria: Fog Disrupts Sofia Flights
Persistent fog in Sofia has caused cancellation of scores of flights since the beginning of December. Fog is normal at this time of year, but increased industrial pollution around the city has added to the problem, which could continue off and on into January. (Posted on )

India: Airports on High Terror Alert
Indian airports are on high alert because of intelligence reports that Pakistan-based terrorists may be planning to hijack a plane to force the release of an Indian Kashmiri facing a death sentence for a 2001 attack on India’s parliament. Mohammed Afzal was convicted of conspiracy in the attack, and has filed for clemency. Kashmiri leaders [...]
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Jamaica: First Malaria Cases in 50 Years
The first outbreak of malaria since the 1950s has occurred in and around Kingston, with 13 cases confirmed. Authorities are testing residents within a one-kilometer radius of all cases and taking action to eradicate mosquitoes in the affected area, including cleaning up places where mosquitoes breed. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends [...]
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Spain: Rail Strikes
The national railway company plans to open extensions of the AVE high-speed rail system between Lleida and Tarragona and Córdoba and Antequera Dec. 18, but the move is being greeted by a strike. Train drivers, supervisors and ticket inspectors have been called by their unions to strike Dec. 15-20 to demand better working conditions. Train [...]
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