Tuesday, August 28th 2012 - 05:24 UTC

Cristina Fernandez calls of AFA teams to turn in lists with hooligans names

“There are mafias everywhere and we need to fight them all”, said the Argentine president

Argentine President Cristina Fernández urged football clubs affiliated to the AFA to “turn in to the authorities” their lists detailing the names of the hooligans attending matches on a regular basis in order to increase security outside the stadiums.

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 - 04:21 UTC

FIFA new ethics committee will examine 2018 and 2022 World Cup awards

The spotlight is now on FIFA’ chief Blatter

The lead prosecutor of FIFA new ethics committee confirms he will examine the controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar as well as the ISL scandal and corruption allegations involving Sepp Blatter.

Monday, August 27th 2012 - 06:24 UTC

The Argentine tax man reviewing football players transfers and contracts

AFIP chief Ricardo Echegaray: to ensure football’s coherence and transparency

The head of Argentina’s tax office, AFIP Ricardo Echegaray announced in a press conference the agency had blocked the identification of 146 taxpayers connected to the football business. “We have to ensure football’s coherency and transparency” he remarked.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012 - 02:56 UTC

Argentina hosted 5.7m tourists in 2011; iconic names play a significant role

Argentina has become the most visited country in South America with arrivals in 2011 reaching almost six million tourists, said Leonardo Boto head of the country’s National Tourism Promotion Institute, Improtur.

Wednesday, August 15th 2012 - 16:55 UTC

Buenos Aires tango festival in full swing

Buenos Aires is once again throbing to the rhythm of tango as this year’s Buenos Aires Tango Festival and Tango Dance World Cup gets underway here attracting over 2.000 musicians and dancers from around the world.

Wednesday, August 15th 2012 - 09:16 UTC

Entertainment for Falklands’ residents: quite more than could be expected

Football and golf, local passions (Photo: Getty Images/Gamma-Rapho)

Since the world’s eyes were on the Falklands during the 30th Anniversary Commemorations for the 1982 Conflict, life in the Islands has returned to normality and despite a population of approximately only 3,000, residents activities are far from quiet and enjoy very enjoyable.

Tuesday, August 14th 2012 - 21:28 UTC

Olympic flag flies in Rio do Janeiro; IOC concern about the 2016 timetable

Mayor Paes promises all Olympic venues will be finished a year before the Games start.

The official flag of the Olympics arrived in Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the next Games. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes waved the flag after stepping off the plane with other officials and Brazilian athletes who competed in London.

Tuesday, August 14th 2012 - 08:22 UTC

Brazil investing to be in the top ten medals table for the Rio Games of 2016

Marcos Vinicius Freire COB president: the top of the list countries win medals in at least thirteen disciplines

The host nation of the next Olympics had a mixed outing in London and is hoping that a surge in spending (700 million dollars) on athletes and facilities will ensure it makes the top 10 medals table in 2016 on home soil in Rio de Janeiro.

Friday, August 10th 2012 - 19:52 UTC

Olympics Excitement in the Falkland Islands

Olympic Torch displayed on the Town Hall stage with the racing sheep during the Olympic Spirit 2012 event!

The visit of one of the 8000 London 2012 Olympic torches to the Falklands has added to the excitement felt in the Islands for the London Olympics.

Saturday, August 4th 2012 - 22:29 UTC

Chile expects a 30% increase in cruise vessel calls this 2012/13 season

Chilean Tourism official Jacqueline Plass

Chile is expecting an increase of 30% in the number of cruise vessels calls this coming season with Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas receiving the most, said the country’s Under Secretary for Tourism Jacqueline Plass.


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