Fray Bentos: a town in Uruguay – not just a meat pie

The sleepy town was once home to the food brand that began in 1863 and the industrial landscape is now a world heritage site.

Machu Picchu to trial timed entry tickets in bid to control tourist numbers

Record visitor numbers and pressure from Unesco have prompted the Peruvian government to introduce restrictions at the citadel, including only allowing entry with an official tour guide

Ecuador eco-tour shows positive effects of mangrove replanting in face of El Niño

Near the resort of Bahía de Caráquez, a community project has restored mangrove forests – and may help save it from one of the strongest ever El Niños

Pies and politics in Buenos Aires’ Perón Perón cafe

More than a meeting place for the Peron party, this kitsch ‘resto bar’ is a shrine to Juan and Evita and serves the general’s favourite comfort food

Patagonia’s controversial new national park

The creation of the Parque Patagonia conservation area – the brainchild of a billionaire US couple – is a step to creating one of the world’s largest national parks. But what’s the hiking like?