Travel Punta del Este

Q. I'm keen to visit Punta del Este and/or Montevideo in Uruguay, ideally as a package holiday. But I can't find any operators that do it. And even if I could, would booking individual flights and accommodation be a better strategy? It seems amazing that BA still don't fly direct! Russ Williams, London

Lucas Leiva

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The Brazilian midfielder hurt himself in the recent 2-2 draw with Aston Villa

Sebastian Coates in action for Uruguay

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Luis Suarez celebrates his goal against Hull

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker ends exit speculation by signing 'long-term' contract

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Tottenham

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Greg Dyke has now admitted that he was wrong to omit an ethnic minority representative from the committee

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The FA chairman made the gesture as England were drawn against Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica

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