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Border closed between Chile and Argentina....

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1. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

....Which heaves a monkey wrench into the gearbox of my plans. So you don't get likewise hosed, that's the news.

For the story, look at the link, and I'll reprint part.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9502E2D91638F932A35756C0A967948260

The frontier separating Argentina and Chile remained partly closed and tense today, though there appeared to be little likelihood of war.

Argentine troops were moving up to the border all day yesterday, and the military junta last night sent a protest note to Chile accusing it of a ''high degree of provocation'' for arresting two Argentine army officers for alleged spying

Good luck out there
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2. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 7y

Thanks for the heads up.... hadn't heard anything covered int he news here in oz...

3. Posted by Martin792 (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

You do realise what you just posted? Im not sure if you posted it as a joke or if you believe it?

4. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

I now see what you mean....Thanks Martin...The top date says one thing, and the story says another...

So disregard that...however embarrassing that may be...Still

None of the bus companies here in Santiago are going to the border because they say the border is closed indefinitely. They didn't know why and that seemed to answer the question

How deeply embarrassing.

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5. Posted by Martin792 (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

haha belive me when i read it i thought the same as what you must have, its just i saw on the news the other
day that the NY times are posting stories either made up or from the past thats why i thought for a second.
Scared me though im arriving in Argentina in 2 weeks and will be making that crossing.

Good luck though getting your bus!

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

I just did a search and an article popped up at the top about a snowstorm. Todays date was at the top of the page and it took awhile to find the actual article date - June 14, 2007. Here I thought I could blame the bus situation on a freak weather condition. Oh well...

Hope they get the buses crossing the border soon so you can continue your adventure.

7. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Okay...It was a two day strike from border workers...Looks like it is over as of this afternoon. Santiago is also filled with striking government workers right now.

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P.S: Thanks for making me feel slightly less stupid, you two. That won´t happen again.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

WOOHOO!!! For the border strike to be over, that is. Hopefully, the government workers will have satisfactory closure soon too.

Don't feel stupid, Derek. Though I can't find it now, I answered a thread in General Talk recently with information I found in a NY Times article (including the link). Just after I clicked submit, I noticed that really light gray lettering that gave the date of the original story as 1984 or 1987. I had to go back and edit my response to include the info was a bit (like 20 years plus) too late. The Pravda article about the snow storm also had the original date in that very light gray (and tiny) print. (It's a plot, I know it!)

Okay - who's up for cocktails and doing the Time Warp?

Isa quickly raises her hand... ;)

9. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

That´s twice with you and tehe cocktails...my kind of gal..,

D

10. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 7y

That could have been a sticky situation if you were trying to make conversation to a Gov official. LOL. I have to say I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who can easily make a fool of themselves. LOL.
Have a good Bus trip.

pura vida,

ice