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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I Escaped Just in Time

My friends John and Emily were supposed to leave Buenos Aires on Saturday the 27th but they may be stuck there for weeks because of a pilots' strike. Some people might think that's great news, but it's like overstaying a party. They have to take unpaid leave and pay for an apartment until the pilots go back to work.

Strangely, the only press reporting it today was China and Cuba. From the China People's Daily:

"Striking workers from Aerolineas Argentinas (AA) Monday blocked the road to Ezeiza, the country's main international airport after the company fired 168 pilots and mechanics.

Hundreds of passengers had to walk with their luggage for more than a kilometer to reach the airport because of the pay strike which has entered its fifth day at the AA, owned by the Spanish consortium Marsans."

(Link). (Pictures & article in Spanish).
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