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Montevideo, July 23rd 2017 - 02:44 UTC


  • Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 07:47 UTC

    Olympics chief praises Rio and anticipates a “fantastic” Games

    “The last couple of days before the Olympics Games there is always one issue or other to be solved. The Brazilians will solve it,” Bach told reporters.

    The head of the International Olympic Committee played down problems with unfinished accommodation in Rio de Janeiro that have prompted some teams to abandon the Olympic village, saying he expected Brazil to host a “fantastic” games.

  • Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

    Del Potro carries his memories of London's bronze into Rio

    Juan Martín del Potro during a press conference on Friday in Buenos Aires. “You never know hoy many Olympic Games you will get to play”

    In his comeback year, the Argentine tennis star wants to relive the unique Olympic experience, but is aware that this time around he is not in his best form. A tale that started in London 2012, took two breaks to undergo wrist surgery, recharged batteries at Wimbledon less than a month ago, picked up some bonus energy in Italy, now goes to Rio and then back to Britain.

  • Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 12:59 UTC

    Miss Bumbum displays her attributes in Olympics' body paintings

    Suzy body paintings in honor of the Rio Olympics

    The Rio Olympics have their “”sex muse” promoted by Playboy magazine with a display of pictures of Brazilian model Suzy Cortez, in body painting, who currently holds the Miss Bumbum crown (sexiest derriere).

  • Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 12:53 UTC

    Rio Olympics cocaine: neat envelopes with the Games logo and rings

    The cocaine envelop with the Olympics logo and colored rings, and obviously the warning, “Keep away from children”

    Rio Olympic Games scheduled to be opened in just a few days time is facing all sorts of last minute challenges, mainly because of lack of proper planning and shortcomings, but this has not impeded the so called “marvelous” city, known for its sculptural girls, beautiful beaches and easy going mood as well as crime, drugs and favelas, to adapt inventiveness to the festivity spirit.

  • Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 14:01 UTC

    Rousseff and Lula will not attend Rio Olympic Games opening

    On Monday, Rousseff said in an interview with French radio RFI that she would refuse to attend the opening ceremony with anything less than presidential status.

    Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials have said. Their absence at the 5 August ceremony highlights the political crisis in Brazil, with Rousseff facing possible removal from office in an impeachment trial shortly after the Games end.

  • Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 21:38 UTC

    Olympics Brazilian security personnel have been trained by Israel Special Forces

    According to Israeli television 10.000 police and soldiers officers have been trained by Israel  International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS).

    Next month's summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will take place under watchful eyes of 10,000 Brazilian soldiers and police officers and all have been highly trained for the job by Israelis, according to a report on the Israel NonStop website, based on details broadcast by Israeli Channel 2 television news reporter Nir Dvori.

  • Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 05:37 UTC

    Brazil tightens security at airports ahead of the Olympic Games in the aftermath of Nice

    Authorities insisted the new screenings were not related to attacks abroad, but were in line with international security standards.

    Stepped-up security screenings produced long lines for travelers at Brazil’s main airports on Monday in the aftermath of the truck attack in Nice, France and weeks ahead of the Olympic Games scheduled to open next 5 August in Rio do Janeiro.

  • Wednesday, July 13th 2016 - 01:31 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil situations take a toll on Uruguay's 2015/16 cruise season

     The season which extended from November 2015 to April 2016, recorded 56 calls in the Punta del Este sea resort and 105 in Montevideo.

    The number of vessel calls dropped 6.4% and passengers landed 4.1%, during the last 2015/2016 cruise season compared to 2041/2015, according to the final report from Uruguay's Tourism ministry. The number of passenger and crew landed in Montevideo and Punta del Este reached 319.000 having spent an estimate 11.1 million dollars.

  • 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.