How the Zika Virus is affecting travel plans

The travel industry is beginning to react as vacationers rethink their trips amid growing concern over the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that experts say is possibly linked to microcephaly in babies. The spread of the virus in Brazil and Latin America has led the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to warn pregnant women…

Uruguay’s shock 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica due to lack of dulce de leche?

Uruguay’s world cup squad have their dulce de leche confiscated in Brazil – perhaps the reason behind their so-far poor performance? Brazilian officials say they confiscated 39kg (86lb) of caramel spread from Uruguay’s world cup football team as they arrived in Brazil for the World Cup. The spread, called dulce de leche, is extremely popular…

Argentine imports have increased despite restrictions and controls

Reports have shown that despite tight controls and restrictions, Argentine import industry has risen sharply over the last decade, but exports have also risen. A lack of access to international financing since the late 2001 massive debt default and the loss of monetary reserves, led Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government to adopt measures designed to…

Latin America turns to bitcoins

The Bitcoin, a virtual currency that circulates outside regular financial systems is a trend that is now catching on in Latin American countries. Bitcoins, an online currency created by computer programmers is gaining in interest and popularity in Argentina and Brazil. The Bitcoin was invented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto and the name is thought…

Argentina qualify for 2014 Brazil World Cup in a seven-goal thriller

Argentina has booked its place in the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup in a seven-goal thriller that saw Lionel Messi score twice in a 5-2 destruction of Paraguay. Needing a win to confirm their place in next year’s tournament, Argentina enjoyed a perfect start with Messi converted a penalty and put his side 1-0 up…