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Montevideo, March 17th 2018 - 16:14 UTC


  • Sunday, September 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Sound: A crossing with a difference...

    Flight Lieutenant Duncan Dean completed the 11 mile in 45 minutes

    AN RAF Tornado pilot from Mount Pleasant has become the first person to kite surf across Falkland Sound. Flight Lieutenant Duncan 'Deano' Dean is a kite surf expert, a relatively new sport where the surfer can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and leap as high as 30 feet in the air in strong gusts.

  • Sunday, September 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Holland closer to Euro 2008 qualification.

    Ruud van Nistelrooy of the Netherlands

    Holland maintained their excellent record of never having lost a European Championship qualifying game at home, beating Bulgaria 2-0 at the Amsterdam Arena, and edging closer to ensuring a place at next year's finals which will be played in Austria/Switzerland.

  • Saturday, September 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mummified Inca maiden exhibit attracts hundreds

    “La Doncella” died on a volcano, at an elevation of 22,080 feet

    Hundreds flocked this week to a museum in the north of Argentina to admire a well-preserved mummy of an Inca maiden that is on display for the first time and who five hundred years ago was sacrificed and froze to death in the Andes.

  • Thursday, September 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Ezeiza chosen as best airport in the region; Santiago second

    Ezeiza International Airport

    Argentina's Ezeiza International airport has been chosen as the best airport in the region according to the Skytrax 2007 opinion poll which interviewed over 12 million passengers, according to the Airports Council International, Latin America and Caribbean.

  • Wednesday, September 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The Falkland's Tourist Board appoints General Manager

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has appointed Jake Downing to the post of General Manager, effective from the 5th November 2007.

  • Wednesday, September 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Central American airline picks Montevideo as regional hub

    TACA flights will be inaugurated next October and November

    Central American airline TACA announced this week the expansion of operations with two new routes linking Peru and Uruguay and San Salvador with the California city of Oakland. The flights will be officially inaugurated next October and November.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Piet Velthuizen – Future Dutch international goal-keeper?

    Piet Velthuizen

    After three rounds of the Eredivisie Championship in Holland it is something of a major surprise to most football followers, to see the name of Vitesse Arnhem sitting in second place, only edged out of top spot by Feyenoord's superior goal difference. Both team's have 9 points from 3 victories.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Puerto Montt expecting 100.000 cruise ship tourist

    Norwegian Dream docked in Puerto Montt

    Puerto Montt, the capital of Chile's Lake District, is expecting a record 100,000 tourist to arrive in the upcoming holiday season aboard luxury cruisers.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Airlines worldwide paper ticket replace in June 2008

    Consumers enjoy the convenience of paperless travel

    ”The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced it has placed its final order for paper tickets. Some 16.5 million paper tickets were ordered from 7 specialized printers to supply the 60,000 accredited IATA travel agents in 162 markets around the world until 31 May 2008.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's most plentiful river in Patagonia reaches record low

    Region XI's Baker River

    Chilean Patagonia Region XI Baker River, often dubbed the most plentiful river in Chile, is experiencing a decrease in water flow due to this year's unusually sparse rainfall. Government officials insist the conditions are temporary, but records indicate that the river's water levels have been steadily decreasing in the last several years.