The head of the Dakar Rally organizing committee says the off-road race will finish in Chile in 2013.
Etienne Lavigne said Thursday that Chilean President Sebastian Pinera asked for the 2013 finish to be in his country during this year's race in January.
Lavigne says ''Chile convinced us with good arguments and we are happy we've achieved this goal.''
It has not been decided which Chilean city will host the finish.
The race has started in Argentina, crossed the Andes to Chile and returned to Buenos Aires since 2009, when it was moved to South America from Africa because of security concerns.
Organizers already have announced changes for 2012, including sections in Peru and a finish in Lima.