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Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Carnival entered its fourth day in Brazil on Monday and crowds thronged the streets across the giant South American nation in the annual bash. continue reading »

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

A cruise ship sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 people on board is being towed on Monday to the Mexican coast after being left adrift due to an engine room fire that knocked out the propulsion system. continue reading »

Proposed Changes to Buenos Aires Fabled ‘Avenida 9 de Julio’ Meet with Protests

Proposed Changes to Buenos Aires Fabled ‘Avenida 9 de Julio’ Meet with Protests

The Buenos Aires city government's plan to change the appearance of Avenida 9 de Julio, one of the widest avenues in the world, to accommodate special bus lanes has stirred protests in the Argentine capital. continue reading »

Rio Carnival Kicks off in Brazil

Rio Carnival Kicks off in Brazil

Mayor Eduardo Paes presented the keys to Brazil's second-largest city on Friday to King Momo, the traditional sovereign of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. continue reading »

Spain’s Chef Jose Andres to Open “Cocktail Lab” in DC

Spain’s Chef Jose Andres to Open “Cocktail Lab” in DC

Famed chef José Andrés (born José Roman Andrés Puerta), recently announced he would opening an experimental "cocktail lab" in Washington D.C., next to his popular Minibar. continue reading »

Large Scale EuroVegas Casino Coming to Madrid

Large Scale EuroVegas Casino Coming to Madrid

The Madrid suburb of Alcorcon has been chosen as the site of the large-scale EuroVegas casino and resort project, Las Vegas Sands Corp. President and COO Michael Leven and Community of Madrid President Ignacio Gonzalez announced here Friday. continue reading »

German National Sentenced to 4 Years in Ecuador For Stealing Galapagos Iguanas

German National Sentenced to 4 Years in Ecuador For Stealing Galapagos Iguanas

A court handed down a four-year prison term to a German citizen caught trying to smuggle four iguanas out of the Galapagos islands, the directors of Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said. continue reading »

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

The colors, tastes, accents and music of Latin America are being seen and heard again at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, whose 33rd edition was kicked off on Wednesday by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe continue reading »

New York Woman Missing in Turkey, Husband and Brother Fly Over for Search

New York Woman Missing in Turkey, Husband and Brother Fly Over for Search

A New York woman has disappeared after flying to Turkey on vacation and her brother and husband are now flying oversea to be closer to the search. continue reading »

Birdwatchers Rejoice! Costa Rica Bird Lovers Release Field Guild App

Birdwatchers Rejoice! Costa Rica Bird Lovers Release Field Guild App

First birding app for Costa Rica is a digital field guide replete with photos, sounds, text, and range maps. The Costa Rica Birds-Field Guide app became available in the iTunes Store on Ja continue reading »

Acapulco Has Repaid Debt, Allowed to Borrow Again

Acapulco Has Repaid Debt, Allowed to Borrow Again

The world famous Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco has repaid the debt it owed a bank and will be able to resume borrowing in the next few days, Mayor Luis Walton said. continue reading »

NIcaragua to Open First Full-Service Luxury Hotel

NIcaragua to Open First Full-Service Luxury Hotel

Mukul Resort & Spa, the first luxury boutique hotel in Nicaragua, will open on February 1, 2013 at Guacalito de la Isla, a 1,670-acre, US$250-million low-density, continue reading »

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Human rights organization Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Awá tribe in Brazil, Earth’s most threatened tribe.The advert, entitled ‘Stop Complaining, and put your problems in perspective’ was designed by Tribe Global. continue reading »

Dominican Republic’s Exuberant Ecotourism Provides Countless Escapes

Dominican Republic’s Exuberant Ecotourism Provides Countless Escapes

Dominican Republic is the Caribbean's most bio-diverse country, with 25 percent of its lush land and pristine coastline protected as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries. With the creation of the Dominican Republic's Marine Mammal Sanctuary continue reading »

Spain Saw Increase in Tourism in 2012, 57.7 Million People Visited

Spain Saw Increase in Tourism in 2012, 57.7 Million People Visited

Spain welcomed 57.7 million foreign tourists in 2012, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Tuesday. continue reading »