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Dakar for Argentina and Chile

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11 August 2010

The gruelling event will take place from 01-16 January 2011 and will be the third straight year the event has been held in South America.

The rally course will cross the dunes of Fiambela; the Atacama Desert; Iquique and Arica in northernmost Chile; five new Argentinean provinces; and come close to Bolivia and Peru.

Enrique Meyer, the Argentine Secretary of State for Tourism, said: "Being able to count on the Dakar again is a dream come true for Argentina.

For the last two years, in addition to the sporting aspect, we have displayed to the whole wide world (more than 190 countries) our landscapes and people. We are very proud to welcome the Dakar again and have worked very hard to be able to do so".

Chile’s new Minister for Sports, Ruiz Tagle, said: "It is an honour for Chile to be confirmed as a co-host of the Dakar 2011. We are convinced that this veritable international festival of sport is a perfect way of showing the unique sites of our country to the rest of the world.

We would like to underline the importance of this event at a time when our country is suffering the consequences of a devastating earthquake. This Dakar will help us look toward the future and demonstrate that Chile is capable of overcoming such misfortune".

The Dakar, or Paris-Dakar as it is more commonly known, has been run in Africa for over 30 years, and now with the event being staged in South America, the organisers have teamed up with many initiatives to establish links with the coummunties which welcome it.

With Chile rebuilding after devastating earthquakes, organisers are developing housing aid, via the charity Un Techo Para Mi Pais.

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