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Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 11:36 UTC

Ushuaia plans to expand main port pier 251 meters and improve facilities

Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone made the presentation of the project at Government House in Ushuaia

Ushuaia, the world's most extreme south city and the gateway for Antarctica cruise tours is planning to upgrade its port facilities including the expansion of the main pier by 251 meters increasing the docking capacity for tourism vessels during the summer season.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:51 UTC

Temer vetoes foreign 100% ownership of Brazilian airlines

 While Temer has expressed support to open up the country's aviation sector to further foreign investment, he does not support their full ownership.

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer vetoed on Tuesday an article in a new law, which would allow foreign investors to take 100% ownership of Brazilian airlines, according to the official Gazette. The article is part of a law seeking to modify areas of the aviation sector, mainly in order to allow the state-owned airport infrastructure firm, Infraero, to restructure its debts.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:34 UTC

Argentina planning tourist air tours of Antarctica beginning 2018

    The flights with LADE aircraft are scheduled to land in the Antarctic Marambio base

Argentina plans to organize tourist air tours to Antarctica beginning 2018, with the government's airline, LADE, according to official sources from the Tourism and Defense ministries.

Thursday, July 21st 2016 - 08:17 UTC

Falklands: Le Boréal 2015 engine-room fire ignited by clogged fuel filter, says report

The report says the fire in Le Boréal was due to a clogged fuel filter element, which was disassembled under pressure by a crewmember and thus started leaking fuel.

French maritime authorities have released the engine room fire incident report of cruise Le Boreal on 17 November 2015, which forced the air evacuation of some 90 passengers and crew to the Falkland Islands, while the rest were transferred to her sister ship L'Áustral. According to the report the fire was due to a clogged fuel filter element, which was disassembled under pressure by a crewmember and thus started leaking fuel.

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.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 04:13 UTC

“We'll be back with Cristina and we'll return to Malvinas”, pledges Maradona in Ushuaia

 The former Argentine captain and coach Maradona with Ushuaia mayor Vuoto and the “We'll return” poster

“We'll be back with Cristina, and we'll be back in Malvinas”, said Argentina's world football ex-star Diego Armando Maradona before leaving Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego where he spent mini vacations.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016 - 01:57 UTC

Downing Street legend welcomes Theresa and says good bye to the Camerons

“Larry is staying. He's very much the Downing Street cat, not the Camerons' personal cat,” Cabinet Office spokesman Benjamin Oliver said

Britain's new leader Theresa May will move into her official residence at 10 Downing Street Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron moves out, but one member of his team is staying put: Larry the cat. The brown and white tabby is deemed to be a government worker and will continue to live at the famous address even after his boss packs his bags, officials said.

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.

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