Mercosur country member Paraguay broke the Guinness World Record Sunday October 26 for the world's largest one day open-air barbecue.
The Antarctic wilderness is attracting a growing number of tourists keen to experience the icy landscape yet their presence is posing new risks to this unique marine environment.
In an splendid sunny afternoon, Scottish Formula One driver David Coulthard raced his Red Bull yesterday on the 9 de Julio Avenue in front of 80,000 fans who attended the free show downtown to watch a Formula One car in action for the first time in 10 years.
On June 28, 2009, the flagship of the Costa fleet will sail the first cruise dedicated to O' Rey, the King of world football Pelé. He will be joined by some of Europe's best footballers of the 20th century, presidents of football federations, confederations and clubs, plus great Brazilian performers like Toquinho and Alexandre Pires.
In 2010 Punta Arenas airport will have an international Terminal exclusive for Antarctic travellers. The purpose: to confirm Punta Arenas as the real door of access to Antarctica, a condition it disputes with neighbouring Ushuaia in Argentine Tierra del Fuego.
Mar del Plata in Argentina is the cheapest summer resort in the Mercosur area while Punta del Este,in Uruguay and Rio do Janeiro, Brazil outstand as the dearest according to a report from Buenos Aires consultants Management & Fit published in the Sunday press.
Uruguay will upgrade the Port of Montevideo facilities to enhance the port's efficiency and reduce maritime and river transportation costs with support from a 40 million US dollars loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.
Global tourism is already feeling the effects of the financial crisis, slowing down over the northern summer this year, the United Nations tourism agency reports, warning that the industry could suffer a sharper downturn in the months ahead.
Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile has some of the least populated towns and villages of the country according to the latest census.
South Georgia following on from last year's record will once again experience an increase in the number of cruise ship visits to the Island.