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…

Argentina celebrates the 197th anniversary of its declaration of independence

Today on the 9th July 2013, Argentina celebrates the 197th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the United Provinces of South America. What today is commonly referred to as the Independence of Argentina was declared on 9th July 1816 by the Congress of Tucuman. On that day independence was declared of the United Provinces…

World Cup may return to its roots in Uruguay and Argentina for centenary

In brief: Julio Grondona, the Argentine federation president and senior vice president of FIFA said this week that it was keen for the centenary World Cup in 2030 to be jointly staged by Uruguay and Argentina, who met in the final of the inaugural tournament. Source: Related articles FIFA wants Argentina-Uruguay 2030 World Cup –…

Who’s the best polo player in the world?

Argentina is famous world-wide for its polo and polo players, but who is the best polo player in the world at the moment? Look South Tours decided to find out by looking at the World Polo Tour official polo rankings. World Polo Tour ranking is constantly updated where each player is ranked according to his/her…

Barcelona footballer Messi accused of tax fraud

Argentine football superstar, Lionel Messi, who currently plays for Barcelona, faces Spanish tax fraud charges alongside his father, to the sum of €4 million euros (£3.4 million). Officials say that the 25-year-old Argentine forward and his father, Jorge Horacio, are suspected of filing fraudulent tax returns for 2007-2009. His salary from playing at Barcelona is…

All about Alfajores

When travelling around Latin America, especially in Argentina, you will find alfajores everywhere and in many different types and recipes to try. But where did these popular sweet treats originate from? Alfajores made their first appearance in Spain during the Moorish occupation, the Al-Andalus time period between 711 and 1496. In the Medina Sedonia region…