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Chile border closed

We have just returned from the border at San Sebastian in TDF only to be told that it closed at 8:00am this morning for the next 24 to 48 hours. Apparently this may be country wide. We have heard that the closure is due to a labour dispute (union). Right now there is no way off of TDF.
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Chilean customs still striking

We came back from Peru into Chile a week or so ago and had a 3 hr wait to get through customs... I think they were on a "go slow". Also heard in San Pedro de Atacama on Monday that customs there was being closed for 2 - 3 days.

Our bikes arrive in Valparaiso in the next day or two, so I don't know how it's going to affect us getting them in.

Dunno if anyone has any more information on what's going on? We're just hearing things through the grapevine at the moment.
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