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Southern Chile Fuel Protests

Just read this on BBC News:

BBC News - Tourists trapped in Chile due to fuel price strikes

Seems to be effecting Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas areas of Chile, anyone with current info please add your comments.

We are in Puno, Peru, heading North to Cuzco tommorow, just said goodbye to friends who are heading South for Ruta 40
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Oh bugger. I just made it to Villa O'Higgins and am heading south to Puerto Natales (after back tracking a bit). I guess I'll cross over into Argentina and spend a few more days in El Calafate and I should be able to get more direct news from there. I'll post up what I find out. Maybe it'll dissipate by the time I get close anyway.

So many governments want to raise fuel prices but protests are holding them back (Bolivia, Pakistan and surprisingly calm Chile).
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Ok, looks like they're talking it through...

Chile: Patagonian city resumed dialogue to protest rising gas
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looks like the dispute is now resolved:


BBC News - Deal ends Chile Magallanes gas protest
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