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Bolivia: Close To Heaven

As far as conversation starters go, there have definitely been better.

"I'm a bit nervous about flying with Aerocon," says my Aussie travelling companion. "I googled them and they've got a really bad safety record."

It's the day before our flight with the Bolivian airline and I'm not sure I wanted to know that.

We're due to travel from El Alto, the world's highest altitude airport which apparently already makes take-off that little bit harder anyway.

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UFC Announces Plans for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America

The Ultimate Fighter will finally be available for Latin American audiences as the UFC announced The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America on Thursday afternoon.

The show will shoot in Las Vegas during the spring of 2014, and it will air on the UFC's Fight Pass streaming network in the United States.

TUF: Latin America will feature the standard 16-fighter cast. The UFC is currently accepting applications at www.ufcnetwork.com for the upcoming season with a narrow focus on who they want cast:

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Dakar 2014 Stage 5 Motorcycle Results | KTM’s Coma Takes Lead

For the first time in the 2014 Dakar Rally, which takes riders 5427 miles in 13 days, the overall lead has changed. The switch in the lead occurred during Thursday’s stage five, which took riders 327 miles from Chilecito to Tucuman, Argentina. The stage was shortened due to extremely hot temperatures, and this helped propel three-time Dakar winner Marc Coma to the top. The Red Bull KTM 450 Rally pilot was extremely quick in the first 131-mile section of the stage’s timed special, but experienced a fuel leak at the start of the second section.

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In Bolivia's top division, expect the unexpected

According to a song from the mid-'80s, you can't get a boat to Bolivia. But you might be able to get David Beckham there.

That is the idea of Marcelo Claure, a U.S.-based entrepreneur who is a friend and business partner of Beckham. Claure is also the moneyman behind Bolivar, one of the most important and traditional clubs in the land of his birth. He is apparently trying to lure Beckham out of retirement, hoping that he will be tempted to make a comeback for a couple of games in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League.

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