Thursday, November 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Anticipated success for 09 Dakar Rally in Argentina/Chile

Organizers of the Dakar Rally, to be held next year for the first time in Argentina and Chile, following suspension because of terrorist threats in Africa, confirmed a record number of pilots: 530, the highest since 1988. The list includes car, motorcycle, truck and four wheeled cycle pilots.

Wednesday, November 5th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Puerto Madryn has scheduled 43 cruise calls and 45.000 pax

Puerto Madryn in the Argentine Patagonia province of Chubut is expecting 43 cruise vessel calls this coming season, --which will extend until April 17, 2009--, totalling an estimated 45.000 visitors, according to reports in the local press.

Tuesday, November 4th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil sets legal guidelines for making popular caipirinha

Brazil's government has published legal guidelines for the popular caipirinha, the most common and extended alcoholic drink of the 190 million population country, and which becomes mandatory as of this month.

Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Paraguay Guinness record with largest open-air barbecue

Mercosur country member Paraguay broke the Guinness World Record Sunday October 26 for the world's largest one day open-air barbecue.

Tuesday, October 28th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

German misgivings about Antarctic visitors' number

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.

Sunday, October 26th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina: F1 burns rubber on Bs. Aires 9 de Julio Avenue

David Coulthard on front  'Casa Rosada'

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.

Thursday, October 23rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Brazilian football super star Pelé joins the cruise industry

“O Rey” Pele

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.

Tuesday, October 21st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Punta Arenas airport will have exclusive Antarctica Terminal

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.

Monday, October 20th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Punta del Este is summer dream for Argentine tourists

Punta del Este - Uruguay

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.

Sunday, October 19th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Uruguay will invest 53 m USD in Montevideo port

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.


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