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Argentine Couple Set Off on Argentina-to-Alaska Road Trip in Name of Science

Argentine Couple Set Off on Argentina-to-Alaska Road Trip in Name of Science

Nico and Lola are two young Argentines who in the name of popularizing science will cross the Americas from bottom to top, from Buenos Aires to Alaska, in a 1981 Brazilian van that will be their home for two years. continue reading »

Mining Project Threatens Mexico’s Pristine Los Tuxtlas Reserve

Mining Project Threatens Mexico’s Pristine Los Tuxtlas Reserve

A mining project linked to the expansion of the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz threatens North America's largest jungle preserve, which would be the source of 2 million cubic meters of basalt rock. continue reading »

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

In the first seven months of the year, Spain welcomed 36.3 million foreign tourists, 7 percent more than in the same period of 2013 and the most ever recorded between January and July. continue reading »

Busy Mexico City Airport Prepares for Possible Ebola Cases

Busy Mexico City Airport Prepares for Possible Ebola Cases

The Mexico City International Airport is ready to deal with any possible cases of Ebola, a viral disease that is spreading through West Africa, aviation officials said. continue reading »

REPORT: Spanish Priest Working in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

REPORT: Spanish Priest Working in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

A Spanish priest working in the West African nation of Liberia tested positive for the ebola virus and is being treated in isolation at San Jose Hospital in Monrovia, the Spain-based health charity Juan Ciudad ONGD said Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. to Provide Funding to Protect Puerto Rico’s Coral Reefs

U.S. to Provide Funding to Protect Puerto Rico’s Coral Reefs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, will provide $321,000 for the conservation of Puerto Rico's coral reefs, the island's representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, said. continue reading »

Strong Increase in Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting Mexico in 2014

Strong Increase in Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting Mexico in 2014

Mexico welcomed 6.9 million foreign tourists by air in the first half of 2014, up 10.9 percent from the 6.2 million visitors who arrived by air during the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

International Tourism Declines by 1.4 Pct in Cuba

International Tourism Declines by 1.4 Pct in Cuba

Foreign tourist arrivals are continuing to slow, declining 1.4 percent last month compared with June 2013, Cuban official media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the past six months spent 26.35 billion euros ($35.4 billion), up 7.8 percent from January-June 2013 and new record for any six-month period, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Nicaragua Tourism Grew 8.3 Percent So Far in 2014

Nicaragua Tourism Grew 8.3 Percent So Far in 2014

Nicaragua welcomed 545,174 foreign visitors in the first five months of this year, which represents a growth of 8.3 percent over the same period in 2013, according to figures released by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, or Intur. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Hispanic Youth Have “High Risk” of Gaining Weight on Vacation

Quickly gaining weight on summer vacation is a problem that particularly affects Hispanic and African-American youngsters, as well as any other minors who are already overweight, according to a report by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. continue reading »

World Travelers Name Machu Picchu Most Desirable Destination

World Travelers Name Machu Picchu Most Desirable Destination

A travel Web site has selected the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru as the destination that world travelers most want to see, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said. continue reading »

Controversial Plans to Develop Mexican Region for Tourism is Halted

Controversial Plans to Develop Mexican Region for Tourism is Halted

A Chinese-U.S. joint venture said it is halting plans to build a large tourist development in northwestern Mexico due to the "well-founded" criticism of environmental groups. continue reading »

Mexico Promotes Hike Through Biosphere Reserve as Tourist Option

Mexico Promotes Hike Through Biosphere Reserve as Tourist Option

Nature and archaeology lovers have a new tourist option to consider in Mexico with the launch of a walking route through the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. continue reading »

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Travel Agencies Demand Venezuelan Gov’t Pay Money Owed to Airlines

Dozens of business owners and employees in the travel agency sector protested outside Venezuela's Tourism Ministry to demand the government pay billions of dollars in ticket fees owed to international airlines. continue reading »