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Stories for September 13th 2017

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 18:01 UTC

    Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president

    The General assembly session convened at 10:00 in the morning and following a brief recess, at 10:40 Senator Lucia Topolansky took the oath of office.

    Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly (123/123). Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning party in the last election, in this case the MPP (Popular Participation Movement), leads in the presidential succession line. She is the first woman to occupy such a post.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 10:32 UTC

    Israel's Netanyahu praises Macri for his efforts to solve the AMIA bombing

    Netanyahu praised Macri for jump-starting efforts to solve the crimes. Critics accuse previous president Cristina Fernandez of trying to improve ties with Iran

    Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday used the first Latin America visit of a sitting Israeli prime minister to praise President Mauricio Macri's effort to solve the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center, AMIA, in 1994 that killed 85 people.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 10:27 UTC

    Brazil's 2016/17 crop reached 238.7 million tons: 114 million tons of soybean

    Projection is that Brazilian soybean production will decline from 113.93 million tons of soybeans in the 2016-2017 harvest to 107 million tons in the 2017-2018 harvest.

    Brazil's 2016/2017 crop is expected to reach 238.7 million tons which is 28% higher than the previous year, because of better climate conditions and improved productivity, according to Conab, the country's agriculture stats and food supply company. This includes 114 million tons of soybeans and 97.71 million tons of corn.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 10:09 UTC

    US opens its market for Uruguay's ovine meat with bone

    The panel which made the announcement long expected by Uruguayan officials and farmers

    Uruguay has announced that the United States Federal Registry published that beginning 12 October Uruguayan ovine meat, with bone, will have access to the US market. This follows a long decades process which obtained its first milestone at the end of 2013, when access to the US market was granted to boneless lamb and mutton, with the first shipment in early 2014.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 10:03 UTC

    Fourth round of UK/EU Brexit negotiations postponed until 25th September

    Michel Barnier, EU's chief negotiator, has emphasized the need to be flexible while  warning that the “clock is ticking” if an agreement is to be reached by March 2019

    The next round of Brexit talks has been postponed by a week to “allow more time for consultation”. The fourth round of UK-EU negotiations, due to begin on 18 September, will start on the 25th instead.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands' Prado stand: Argentina puts pressure on Uruguay and UK embassy

    Nin Novoa revealed that the Argentine embassy in Montevideo did not contact the ministry directly, but through a phone call to Uruguay's  embassy in Buenos Aires

    Uruguay has requested that the Falkland Islands stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the country's main agriculture and industrial show, Expo-Prado, be withdrawn, following an emphatic statement and disappointment from Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas question dispute.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 07:18 UTC

    Migrants arriving in Europe through Spain have doubled this year

    Despite the increase, the Frontex chief said the route through Spain remains only the third most popular transit route for migrants.

    The number of migrants arriving in Europe through Spain has more than doubled this year, according to the head of the European Union’s border agency. Frontex director Fabrice Leggeri said “we have registered almost 14,000 arrivals in Spain, arriving from Morocco, from the western part of the Maghreb”.