2009 Dakar Rally to be held in South America

As rumored, the 2009 Dakar Rally will be going to South America. The event will take place in Argentina and Chile in January of 2009. I’m not sure it will be the same leaving the desserts of Africa, but from what I’m reading the terrain and racing parts should be great, and it should be safer as far as terrorism, which forced the cancellation of the 2008 edition, is concerned.