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Montevideo, January 21st 2018 - 02:47 UTC


  • Thursday, February 16th 2017 - 13:20 UTC

    Over 1000 fans celebrated the magic of Harry Potter in Argentina

    HMA Mark Kent poses for a picture with Albus Dumbledore and Canadian Ambassador, Robert Fry.

    More than 1000 people took part last week of the local edition of “Harry Potter Book Night” – a global initiative by Bloomsbury Publishing designed to celebrate the magical world created by British author J. K. Rowling and promote reading. The event was organized for the second year running in Buenos Aires by the British Embassy and FanCon.

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2017 - 08:00 UTC

    FIFA agrees 2026 World Cup will have 48 teams; Europe clubs' association objects

    The World Cup expansion will see the number of tournament matches increase from 64 to 80 games, which will be completed in a 32-day schedule.

    FIFA's ruling body has voted unanimously to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams in 2026. The FIFA Council approved the plan at its meeting Tuesday in Zurich. Under the new format, there will be 16 groups of three teams. A knockout stage for 32 teams will follow.

  • Monday, January 9th 2017 - 09:53 UTC

    La La Land dominates the 74th Golden Globes with a record seven prizes

    “I’m in a daze now officially,” said the force behind “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle, 31, as he accepted the directing award.

    The jazz-infused, Popsicle-colored “La La Land” dominated the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday, receiving a promotional boost in the form of a lavish tribute that kicked off the awards telecast and collecting a record seven prizes, including one for best comedy or musical. No film has won more than four Globes since 1979, when the crime drama “Midnight Express” received six, the previous record-holding number.

  • Saturday, December 31st 2016 - 16:40 UTC

    Dakar takes off Sunday from Paraguay: main challenge six days at 3.000 meters above sea level

    “We all fear a little the time spent at altitude. I fear for the teams, the staff, mechanics,” said Peterhansel, who won the 2016 event in a Peugeot.

    Stephane Peterhansel targets a 13th Dakar title next month, describing the grueling 2017 rally as the most intense he has faced and fearing the physical effects of racing at South America's punishing high altitudes. The 51-year-old Frenchman clinched his sixth win on four wheels in this year's event to add to six motorcycle triumphs since his debut back in 1988 when the famed race was still held in Africa.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2016 - 09:26 UTC

    Chapecoense team air crash caused by human error: pilot, airline and Bolivian regulators blamed

    “No technical factor was part of the accident, everything involved human error” and mismanagement, claimed Colombia's Air Safety Secretary Col. Freddy Bonilla

    The plane crash that killed 71 people in Colombia last month, including players from Brazil's Chapecoense football team, was caused by human error, an investigation says. Colombian officials said there was no technical failure and blamed the pilot, the airline and Bolivian regulators. A recording had already indicated the aircraft had run out of fuel.

  • Monday, December 26th 2016 - 04:08 UTC

    “You lot can sod off”, ex Top Gear Clarkson Xmas greeting for Tierra del Fuego

    “Happy Christmas to everyone. Except the Tierra Del Fuego people of Argentina. You lot can sod off.” Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson)

    Jeremy Clarkson, the ex leading star of one of BBC's most successful programs, Top Gear is back again squabbling with his not so generous hosts in the extreme south of Argentina. A veteran provocateur which feeds into British nationalism, this time in his Christmas greetings he had a special reference to Tierra del Fuego from which he was chased away in late 2014.

  • Monday, December 26th 2016 - 03:40 UTC

    Singer, songwriter George Michael dies “peacefully,” aged 53

    “Last Christmas” star George Michael, 53, found dead at his home on Christmas Day

    Fans of the former member of the WHAM duo were shocked in disbelief on Christmas Day as Michael Lippman, the publicist of the 53-year-old star, conveyed the news to the media: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” he said in a statement at around 11pm.

  • Tuesday, December 20th 2016 - 07:00 UTC

    Chile sanctioned with fine and stadium ban for eighth bout of homophobic chanting

     This is the eighth time since October 2015 that Chile has been sanctioned by Fifa for similar homophobic incidents by their supporters.

    Fifa hit Chile with a two-match stadium ban and a 30,000 Swiss franc (US$29,000) fine on Monday for a fresh bout of homophobic chanting by their fans. The Copa America champions are barred from playing at their Santiago home stadium for matches against Paraguay and Ecuador next year.

  • Monday, December 19th 2016 - 08:28 UTC

    A bus to tour Buenos Aires' football stadiums starts operating Monday at no cost

    The football stadiums of Buenos Aires certainly are a tourist attraction

    A bus tour of Buenos Aires focused solely on its most traditional football stadiums will be available starting Monday, the city's Tourism Authority announced. Under the name of “Barrios Futboleros” (Football Neighbourhoods) the new service will make stops at Boca Juniors, River Plate, San Lorenzo, Huracán and Argentinos Juniors.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    It's Official: Chapecoense are South American Cup Champions

    Conmebol declares Chapecoense winners of the match they were enroute to playing when their airplane crashed

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Monday officially awarded the 2016 South American Cup title to the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who lost most of their players and staff as their airplane crashed in Colombia last week on its way to playing the final's first leg in Medellín against the local squad of Atlético Nacional, who was awarded the Conmebol's Fair Play Centennial prize.