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Old 12-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #51
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Dakar Rally Eyes Long Stay In South America

A few excerpts:

"the organization plans to continue to hold the off-road race in Latin American in the coming years.

'In the first place, because they've received us very well and have given us all the facilities. But also because it's inconceivable at the moment to go back to Africa,' Etienne Lavigne said.

"The director also referred to talks underway with Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Ecuador to incorporate those countries into the race, which currently spans Argentina, Chile and Peru."


The article said that the 2012 Dakar brought Argentina, Chile and Peru about $350 million.
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