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Montevideo, February 27th 2017 - 20:33 UTC


  • Saturday, December 10th 2016 - 18:06 UTC

    Italian national killed in Brazilian favela

    Italian biker Roberto Bardella in one of his last pictures, wearing the helmet with a camera mounted on it, which eventually cost him his life, Pic FB

    Recalculating his route did not become an option for the Italian national Roberto Bardella who was shot and killed by drug dealers, who mistook him for a policeman, after his navigation system led him into the Morro dos Prazeres favela in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 11:28 UTC

    LATAM Airlines to launch its longest nonstop flight ever between Santiago and Melbourne

    The nonstop`flight will take 15 hours approximately

    LATAM Airlines Group today announced it will operate a new, non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne, Australia, from 5 October 2017. The westbound Santiago-Melbourne leg – measuring more than 11,000 km in distance with a flight time of approximately 15 hours – will become the longest non-stop flight in LATAM´s history.

  • Thursday, December 1st 2016 - 13:01 UTC

    UK Faster entry available to Chile with the Registered Traveller Service

    Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said “UK is open for business and I am excited we are going to be able to share benefits of Registered Traveller with Chile”

    Regular visitors to the UK from Chile, as with other founding members of Mercosur, are now eligible to apply to join the UK’s Registered Traveller Service. The Service provides approved members, who have undergone advanced security checks an expedited clearance through the UK border.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes on approach to Medellin

    From celebration to mourning. Plane carrying Brazilian football club players crashed in Medellin...

    A Bolivian-registered airplane carrying the football players of Brazilian team Chapecoense crashed in a mountainous area as it approached Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova international airport around Monday midnight, local time. The team was due to play the first leg of the South American Cup (the second most important club continental competition) final against Libertadores Cup holders Atlético Nacional on Wednesday. Five survivors out of 81 people on board have been reported.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 09:47 UTC

    No music to mark American Airlines landing in Havana

    American Airlines flight #17 nonstop from Miami to Havana was of historical importance

    Passengers from Miami, wearing straw hats provided by American Airlines with the word “Cuba” on the back, were greeted with welcome signs in various languages, but no music as the first scheduled commercial flight from the US to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 12:51 UTC

    Bolivia sells 14% more airplane tickets

    Boliviana de Aviacion's expansion accounts for more Bolivians chosing to travel by air

    Passenger air traffic in Bolivia has increased from 1,859,456 to 2,121,437 between January and August, 2016, compared to the same part of 2015, the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) reported, which means a 14 % increase.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

    Uruguay expects 10% increase in international tourist arrivals this summer

    “If the current trend of a more than 10% rise in tourists continues, the season is going to be better than last year,” Benjamin Liberoff told reporters

    Uruguay's deputy tourism minister said that based on current trends the number of international tourist arrivals during the current summer season, which peaks in December and January, should rise by more than 10%.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:10 UTC

    Visitors from Mercosur to benefit from faster entry to UK as Registered Traveler Service is expanded

    The Prime Minister Theresa May announced earlier this month that the service will also be offered to certain categories of traveler from India in the future.

    Business travelers and frequent visitors from a host of countries, including Mercosur founding members, will be able to benefit from faster entry to the United Kingdom as the Government’s Registered Traveler Service is expanded. From this Monday (21 November), frequent travelers to the UK from 16 new countries will be eligible to apply for membership of the scheme, which brings the potential for improved trade and tourism links.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 18:39 UTC

    Buenos Aires admits poor cruise season because of past mistakes

    Some large cruises are expected in Buenos Aires among which MSC Orchestra and Music; Celebrity Infinity; Costa Luminosa and Queen Victoria.

    Buenos Aires cruise season has taken off but it will be far from its peak in 2012/13 when over half a million visitors reached the Argentine capital. This season will only see 81 calls with 323.000 visitors of which 70% foreigners, according to local port authorities.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:01 UTC

    McDonald's burgers are not welcome in Florence's Piazza del Duomo

    The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor in June and the decision was upheld in July by a technical panel

    McDonald's is suing the city of Florence for €18m after it was blocked from opening a restaurant on one of the Italian city's most historic plazas. The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor in June and the decision was upheld in July by a technical panel in charge of preserving the city's ancient heart.