In 2008, a series of terrorist attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda in Mauritania led to the cancellation of the race, with no clear indication that it would be resumed. But in 2009, the race moved to South America, where it continues to be held. It's now primarily centered in Chile and Argentina, but in the last two years, Peru has been added as a host country, and the capital city of Lima is now part of the route. Now held on a different continent, the Dakar Rally is no less difficult or dangerous. TV viewing audiences have dwindled since the race was moved, as it is now less visually exciting, but the racers still find it every bit as grueling.