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Dakar Rally to Bypass Peru After it Cancels as Host Due to El Nino

The annual South American off-road Dakar Rally will be rerouted, organizers said on Monday as Peru withdrew as host due to forecasts for a strong El Nino weather pattern which has caused floods and landslides there in the past. Peru also canceled its hosting of a smaller Dakar Rally race in September called the Desafio Inca. The Dakar Rally was scheduled to start in the coastal capital Lima on Jan. 3, routing drivers of motorbikes, cars and trucks south through dune-filled deserts to...

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