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Campos do Jordao | The Swiss Alpine Village with a Brazilian Twist

BY : Carrie Coolidge | 2011

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Campos do Jordao, located in the state of Sao Paulo, is known as the Brazilian Switzerland for good reason. A recent visit there revealed a unique Swiss alpine-type experience albeit with a...

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Santiago Sommelier | A Week of Wine in Western Chile

BY : Eric Rosen | 2011

Chile boasts a wine industry that dates back to the 1550s when Spaniards first planted grapes there. The country contains 14 major wine regions that produce and export varietals we all know such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as more...

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Sao Paulo

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Originally a mission station set up in 1554 by Jesuit priests on the banks of the Rio Tiete, the city of Sao Paulo is today an awesome megalopolis, the industrial and commercial powerhouse of Brazil. The city grew wealthy on coffee cultivation in...

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Santiago

BY : Word Travels | 2010

The towering Andes provide an awesome backdrop for the sprawling metropolis of Santiago. The population of this flat urban stage that spreads out from a compact city centre numbers more than five million. Despite this, a small town atmosphere...

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Rio de Janeiro

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Mention Rio to anyone and immediately the name evokes images of sultry street parades, the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain, and the 'itsy-bitsy teeny weeny' bikinis on the beach at Ipanema. The...

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Buenos Aires

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Downtown Buenos Aires is as sophisticated as any European city, with its wide avenues, fine colonial architecture and rows of pavement cafes. The city was built by French, Italian and Spanish immigrants and the Porteños (locals) still regard...

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The Alvear Palace Hotel in Argentina

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2009

Hotel Reviews: It's no wonder that some of the most exclusive of luxury services and amenities are provided in the single most exclusive neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Recoleta. The Alvear Palace Hotel has become an icon of luxurious...

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Argentina, Brazil team up for nuke project

BY : | 2008

Argentina and Brazil have agreed in Buenos Aires to begin negotiations during the next 120 days to build a joint uranium enrichment plant.Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and visiting Luiz Inacio Lula of Brazil made the declaration, covering energy,...

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Llagostera Vives triumphs in Bogota tennis

BY : | 2008

Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain beat Argentina's Maria Emilia Salerni Sunday for the title in the Copa Colsanitas Santander tennis tournament in Bogota.Llagostera Vives won 6-0, 6-4, notching her second WTA victory. She collected $29,000.Salerni was...

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Nalbandian wins Buenos Aires final

BY : | 2008

David Nalbandian rallied to beat compatriot Jose Acasuso 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 Sunday and win the Copa Telmex tennis tournament in Buenos Aires.The top-seeded Nalbandian captured his first title this season and the eighth of his career.He was playing...

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Nalbandian rolls into Buenos Aires final

BY : | 2008

Top-seeded David Nalbandian was an easy 6-1 6-2 semifinal winner against Juan Ignacio Chela Saturday at the Copa Telmex tennis tournament in Buenos Aires.Nalbandian, No. 11 in the latest rankings on the men's tour and a native of Buenos Aires,...

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Nalbandian avoids upset in Argentina

BY : | 2008

No. 1 seed David Nalbandian stayed alive in the Copa Telmex Friday by rallying past Potito Starace and earning a berth in the semifinals in Buenos Aires.Nalbandian came from a set down and waited out a long rain delay in the second set to defeat...

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