Chilean volcano grounds flights in South America

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 4:30 PM
Chilean volcano grounds flights in South America

Ash from a Chilean volcano is grounding flights across much of South America again, disrupting travel for thousands of people just as the continent's premier football tournament gets going.

The games are in eight cities around Argentina, some of them where the ash is blowing most thickly.

While Argentina's main airports are mostly still open, each airline is deciding whether it's safe to fly. Continental and United Airlines canceled flights into Buenos Aires, and American canceled a flight to Miami.