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

Luis Cubilla (left): Footballer and coach with Uruguay and Paraguay

Luis Cubilla: Footballer and coach with Uruguay and Paraguay

Luis Cubilla, who died on 3 March at the age of 72 from stomach cancer, was a former Uruguay footballer who played in three World Cups for his country. He then went into coaching, and twice won the Libertadores Cup – the South American equivalent of the Champions League – with the Paraguayan side Olimpia.

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal

Luis Suarez compared to Lionel Messi by his Liverpool team-mate Jose Enrique

The Liverpool striker is enjoying an incredible season

<b>Pepe Reina</b><br/>
Pepe Reina has seemingly always been linked with a move away from Liverpool, with United touted as one possible destination. However, with Victor Valdes announcing he will leave Barcelona, it's thought Reina will be approached to replace him. A return to the club he started his career at is sure to appeal more than a move to Liverpool's greatest rivals.

Jose Reina says Liverpool 'need some help from the board' in the summer to make major signings

The Liverpool goalkeeper wants to see additions made to the squad

Luis Suarez (right) ‘has been phenomenal’, claims Rodgers

Luis Suarez is the Player of the Year, says Brendan Rodgers

The Uruguay international has scored 25 goals this season

Tomorrow’s encounter really does feel like a symmetrical Robin van Persie versus Luis Suarez shoot-out

Brendan Rodgers hails the 'warrior spirit' of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan is Liverpool's top scorer this season

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool can retain Europa League hopes despite defeat to Zenit

Reds lost 2-0 to Zenit St Petersburg

Culture clash: Former mentors and managers say Luis Suarez is amazed by the attention paid to his antics

Luis Suarez 'fulfilling a dream' playing for Liverpool

'The only thing missing is to have more positive results so we can finish in a Champions League spot' says striker

Suarez intends to stay at Liverpool for “a very long time”

Luis Suarez vows to stay at Liverpool

Striker promises to remain at Anfield even if Reds fail to qualify for Champions League

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez 'deserves Champions League football' says Steven Gerrard

Concerns striker will move elsewhere if Liverpool fail to finish fourth

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in action against Stoke

'He is not malicious, it is just his nature': Brendan Rodgers defends Luis Suarez's character

Liverpool manager unhappy about diving admission

Culture clash: Former mentors and managers say Luis Suarez is amazed by the attention paid to his antics

In Spanish there's a phrase for what Suarez gets up to...

Given what happened over the past week, today's opposition and the controversy he generally attracts, many might expect Luis Suarez to take a rather northern European approach to all the negative attention at Old Trafford: keep his head down, do his job, try to make headlines for the right reasons.

<b>Discipline</b><br/>
<b>Yellow/Red Cards </b><br/>
Van Persie – 7/0 <br/>
Suarez – 4/0<br/>
Despite his reputation, Suarez has picked up fewer bookings than Van Persie this season. However he has courted controversy over diving and more recently for using his hand in the build-up to scoring against Mansfield. Van Persie on the other hand continues to attract widespread praise as his dream 18-months continue.

Luis Suarez 'has been admirable' says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool striker has been embroiled in yet more controversy

Crowds rally for Hugo Chavez's unofficial swearing-in

Thousands of supporters of Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace in Caracas today in an alternative inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing.

Mazurkiewicz saves from England’s John Connelly in 1966

Ladislao Mazurkiewicz: Goalkeeper who thwarted England in 1966

Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, star of three consecutive World Cups for Uruguay, was considered by many of his peers, including the Soviet Union's Lev Yashin and England's Gordon Banks, as one of the finest goalkeepers of his era.

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