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Venezuela's new taxi drivers: moonlighting soldiers

San Crist - In crisis-hit Venezuela, even soldiers are struggling to make ends meet on meager salaries rendered practically worthless by the highest inflation in the world and have taken to moonlighting -- as taxi drivers.

Machu Picchu to reopen after train protests

- The mountainous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru will re-open to tourists on Saturday after an agreement was reached to halt protests by locals over train services, officials said.

Peru reopens air and bus travel as GDP slumps

- Peru reopened domestic air travel on Wednesday in a bid to reignite the economy as it announced a drop of 33 percent in GDP for May year-on-year.

Venezuela's fuel shortages persist despite Iran deliveries

Caracas - Long queues at gas stations around the country underscore Venezuela's continuing fuel shortages, despite Iran stepping in to help its Latin American ally with a major fuel shipment last month.

Crew from virus-hit liner disembark in Uruguay

Montevideo - More than 60 crew members from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Greg Mortimer were allowed on Tuesday to disembark in Uruguay to quarantine in two hotels.The crew began disembarking onto buses at around midday.

Australian couple with 'pneumonia' evacuated from stranded liner

Montevideo - An Australian couple suffering from a deteriorating COVID-19 condition were evacuated from a cruise ship stranded off the coast of Uruguay and taken to hospital, the Uruguayan navy said on Wednesday.

Uruguay approves flight to evacuate Aussies, Kiwis from infected ship

Montevideo - Uruguay said Tuesday it has authorized a humanitarian flight to evacuate Australian and New Zealand passengers stranded on a coronavirus infected cruise ship.

Uber announces end of services in Colombia

Apo - Uber announced Friday it is ending its services in Colombia next month after losing a case brought by taxi drivers for alleged unfair business practices.

Panama marks 20 years in charge of canal, faces climate threat

Panama - Panama on Tuesday marks two decades of control over the vital interoceanic Canal following its return by the United States, but worries over weak traffic and climate change loom.

Colombia orders Uber to suspend app services

Apo - Uber has been told to immediately suspend its ride-sharing services in Colombia, the industry and commerce authority announced Friday, citing unfair competition laws.

Colombia inaugurates first cable car in capital

Apo - Bogota inaugurated its first cable-car on Thursday, linking an impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhood to the city's transport network."Today we launched the TransMiCable," said the city's mayor, Enrique Penalosa on Twitter.The 3.

Ex-minister jailed over deadly train crash in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A former transport minister has been jailed for almost six years in Argentina for his role in a 2012 train crash that killed 51 people, court officials said on Wednesday.

Cuba signals willingness to open railway operation to foreigners

Havana - Cuba has signaled its willingness to open up the operation of its extensive state railway system to foreign companies in a decree published Wednesday as part of a spate of economic reforms.

Fears over twin of collapsed Genoa bridge in Venezuela

Maracaibo - Venezuelans are concerned over the safety of a "twin" viaduct of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, after a fire on the concrete structure caused a major blackout.The 8.

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

La Paz - "Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.

Brazil truckers strike enters sixth day

Rio De Janeiro - A truckers strike that has paralyzed Brazil entered its sixth day Saturday as government troops slowly cleared roads of barricades in a bid to break the impasse.

Petrobras cuts fuel price after huge Brazil truck strike

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras yielded Wednesday to pressure and temporarily reduced fuel prices after striking truckers threatened to paralyze airports and nationwide commerce.

Brazil truckers strike for second day over fuel prices

S - Brazilian truckers on Tuesday staged a second day of strikes and road blockages to protest rising fuel costs.Major roads in nearly all the 27 states saw some level of blockades, the Federal Highway Police said in a statement.

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