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What you must know Puerto Rico, located in the northeast Caribbean region, is not an independent nation as many may think; but is a territory of the United States since the 1947.  It is an archipelago consisting of the main Island a number of small islands around it.   Its largest city is San Juan, which is also its capital.  Since it has been ruled by Spain for a long time, the official languages are Spanish as well as English. Puerto Rico’s is a popular destination for tourists from all around the world due to its diverse natural scenery, tropical climate,…

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If the current news reports were to go by, the reports the spread of Zica virus in Latin American nations have increased the concerns about Rio de Janeiro’s suitability as the venue for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Anbritt Stengele is the president of the Chicago-based Sports Company that specializes in managing the sporting events worldwide, which includes the Olympics. As per him, although they have not had any major cancellations as yet, but he could see that the interest level in the event has somewhat plummeted during the past month or so. He attributed this to the adverse publicity by…

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A head on collision between two trains in Bavaria, Germany on 09 February 2016, left 9 people dead and around 50 seriously injured.  The trains were jointly carrying around 150 passengers. The impact between the trains was so great that almost hundred people suffered injuries, 50 of them as serious.  There are also reports of two people missing and the search for them is on. The unfortunate accident took place near Bad Aibling, about 60 kilometers away from Munich, along a single track line railway line between Holzkirchen and Rosenheim while the trains were negotiated a curve. As per Alexander Dobrindt,…

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Cancún, the southeastern city of Mexico has been in news often and lately has grabbed the attention of the entire world due to it being the venue of the famous Cancun convention. Its location at the northeast coast of the Mexican Quintana Roo state in Yucatán Peninsula makes it an ideal tourist destination. Geographically, the city marks the easternmost points of Mexico and juts out in the Caribbean Sea. The Cancun Agreement The Cancun Climatic Change Conference held recently, was attended by almost 12,000 participants from all over the world, including representatives of the UN, government officials, various environmental agencies,…

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The news of Zika virus outbreak, spreading in various parts of the world is creating vast concern in the tourism industry as well as the travelling community. The travel advisories issued by various governments has brought down the number of travelers to many countries, with government in the UK banning the pregnant women from leaving to any of the destinations remotely connected to the outbreak of Zika virus. Although the Zika virus does not seem to cause many problems to most of the people, it may be linked to brain damage amongst newborn children born to the infected mothers. The…

Regional News T&T2
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Recently on the 15th and 16th Feb 2016, the famous annual “Trinidad Carnival” was held. What we witnessed was a show that holds a special fascination among all. Although the dates signify just two days of celebrations, the actual festivities extend much before and after the event. During this period the two islands of Trinidad and Tobago erupt into a frenzy of merriment and festivity as hundreds of tourists as well as locals participate in one of the most memorable street display on Earth. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago undergo a transformation which is seen to be believed. It is…