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Tough Week this Week for all too many

One of the advantages of travel is that it can make you feel more connected to the planet. In times when others in the world are suffering, it can really impact you, however. This weekend has reminded me of the fragility of human life. My thoughts and prayers go to the victims of landslide in Mocoa, Colombia. It has also been a tough week in Australia has tens of thousands have been impacted by unbelievable flooding resulting from the landfall of Cyclone Debbie. And one cannot stop thinking of all those trapped in Mosul, suffering in…

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Mexicana Exits (at last)

  The  privately-operated Mexicana flew from 1921 to 2010 making it one of the oldest airlines in the world. It kept company with Australia’s Qantas, Colombia’s Avianca and KLM of the Netherlands. The airline was grounded before it made its 90th birthday, just months after joining the One World alliance. The grounding stranded passengers in 16 countries and impacted 8,500 employees.  Mexico’s Federal Judiciary Council ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund airline through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier. The decision means an administrator will be appointed…

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