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Monday, July 11th 2016 - 07:44 UTC

Buenos Aires port planning ambitious new terminal to recover cruise industry business

 “We are determined that this project will help us recover the 50% of business lost in recent years, by making the Buenos Aires port more competitive”, said Mortola

The port of Buenos Aires is planning a new terminal for the cruise industry with the purpose or recovering lost business estimated at 50% compared to the peak reached in the 2012/2013 season. Likewise for this coming season there will be a drastic reduction in landing and provision costs for cruise companies operating from Buenos Aires.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 06:07 UTC

Brazilian army take to the streets in a display of force in anticipation of the Olympic Games

Armored vehicles and trucks carrying troops were accompanied by soldiers decked out in camouflage gear and matching helmets, with rifles slung over their shoulders.

Brazilian soldiers were on the streets last Saturday, checking out spots around the city that will get intense security when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics open in under four weeks. Armored vehicles and trucks carrying troops were accompanied by soldiers decked out in camouflage gear and matching helmets, with rifles slung over their shoulders. The soldiers covered the city, from Copacabana Beach to the central train station and the renovated port area.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 05:12 UTC

Raw sewage and super-bacteria off Rio beaches threaten Olympic water competitions

City officials blame illegal dumping for the contamination, but a significant portion of Rio’s raw sewage goes untreated before it’s dumped into the ocean.

A group of Brazilian scientists has just discovered a drug-resistant super-bacteria growing off some of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, with less than a month to go until the 2016 Olympic Games officially commence, which will be hosted by the city from August 5.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016 - 04:02 UTC

Temer extends a Rio Olympic Games open arms message to the world

The Olympic Village, housing more than 17,000 participating athletes in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most beautiful settings, has just been inaugurated.

With just a month to go to the Olympic Games, Michel Temer Brazil’s interim president, invites the world to experience the beauty of Rio de Janeiro. The following is his welcome message to the world’s athletes, officials and fans:

Monday, July 4th 2016 - 09:45 UTC

New York Times gets involved in Rio Olympics Games catastrophe controversy

The Times’ opinion page article titled “Brazil’s Olympic catastrophe” cast a harsh light on what can be expected in August

Rio de Janeiro’s mayor lashed out Sunday at an opinion piece in The New York Times which warned of “catastrophe” at next month’s Olympic Games.

Wednesday, June 29th 2016 - 11:22 UTC

“Welcome to Hell”, Rio police and firefighters tell arriving passengers

Police and firefighters don't get paid,“ the banners, in English and Portuguese, went on. ”Whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe”.

There was a nasty surprise awaiting passengers in the arrivals hall at Rio De Janeiro's Galeao International Airport on Monday. Along with the relatives carrying flowers and taxi drivers waiting with name boards there were lines of off-duty police with banners that had a far more ominous message: “Welcome to Hell”.

Monday, June 27th 2016 - 07:04 UTC

Anti-Doping agency suspends testing laboratory in Rio for coming Olympics

 The decision adds to concerns about Rio‘s readiness to host the global sporting event in August as public services suffer amid a crisis in state finances.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro that didn’t conform with international standards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

Two presidents at opening of Rio Olympics in August

Temer in his role as head of state will officially declare the first Games in South America open, said Mario Andrada, spokesman for Rio 2016 organizing committee.

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's suspended president, will be invited to the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics on August 5, the organizing committee said Thursday. Rousseff has been replaced by vice-president Michel Temer pending her impeachment trial over allegations of fiddling government accounts.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 19:07 UTC

Second-Love site attracts ladies while partner is glued to football matches

Important sporting events seem to be an ideal excuse for women and pushes them to look for an adventure while their husband or partner is glued to the television

Women users in Argentina of the Second-Love site, which helps couples find and experience a parallel erotic adventure, have jumped 55% during the matches of the Bicentenary Americas Football Club which is currently being played in the United States, and with Argentina having good chances.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Rio under “state of public calamity” with seven weeks before the Olympics

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which will run August 5-21, and Paralympics, which will run September 7-18, will be the first to be held in South America.

Brazil's Rio state authorities have declared a “state of public calamity” over a major budget crisis, in order to release emergency funds to finance the Olympic Games. The decree authorizes the state to “adopt all necessary emergency measures to ration essential public services in order for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to take place”.

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