Shipbuilders Incat Tasmania has begun construction of what they claim will be the world's largest electric ferry boat. The 130-meter-long unit has been ordered by Buquebús, the company offering passenger services between Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan ports of Colonia and Montevideo through the Río de la Plata. It will have room for 2,100 travelers and 226 vehicles, it was reported.
All three occupants of a boat that caught fire Tuesday morning off Buenos Aires were rescued alive and in good condition, the Argentine Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval Argentina - PNA) reported.
Colombian international striker Miguel Borja has finally landed at Argentine First Division football club River Plate after the country's economic situation had cast doubts on the feasibility of the transaction.
Argentina's current economic crisis is taking its toll on football. Transactions involving foreign players who were about to be hired by local clubs have been put on hold after local clubs have been rendered unable to have access to the amount of US dollars needed for the deal to go through.
The 7-ton anchor which once belonged to the Reichsmarine's Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee sank off the coast of Montevideo in December 1939, marking the end to the Battle of the River Plate against British Commonwealth forces at the beginning of World War II, has been ferried by lorry to Punta del Este to be a part of the Memorial site to be opened before the end of the year.
Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said this weekend in a newspaper interview that the future of the River Plate area was at stake and it hinged on whatever happens in the Argentine capital.
Argentine football rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate launched a joint project on Friday aimed at giving a voice to the families of club members who went missing during the country’s right-wing dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s.
Just over two months after completing a special outflow to increase the level of the drought-stricken Paraná River, the world largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipu, located on the border of Brazil with Paraguay, will increase energy production to help sailing along the huge South American water artery.
Uruguay and Argentina will have for the first time a dry border. This is not because historians, cartographers or geographers suddenly found out, or Uruguay grabbed land from its larger neighbor.
The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol)'s disciplinary board Thursday turned down Boca Juniors' request and thus cleared the way for the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final to be played at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu on December 9, it was announced.