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Montevideo, December 10th 2018 - 06:26 UTC

Politics

  • Wednesday, December 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Obama named Time's 'Person of the Year' 2008”

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine, which said he “suspended our politics, shattered decades of conventional wisdom and overcame centuries of the social pecking order.”

  • Tuesday, December 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Redeployment of HMS Northumberland “no cause of alarm”

    BFSA Commander Moulds: "I am confident that the assigned force package is sufficient to meet the task."

    The Commander British Forces South Atlantic, Air Commodore Gordon Moulds, was quick to respond to suggestions in the British press that the Falkland Islands would be left undefended by the decision to divert the frigate HMS Northumberland to a European Union counter- piracy mission off the coast of East Africa.

  • Tuesday, December 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Kirchner government admits Botnia plant “does not pollute”

    Gov. Urribarri: “Botnia does not contaminate”

    The administration of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner openly supported the provincial governor who declared that a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side of a jointly managed water course, --and at the heart of a bitter dispute between the neighbouring countries--, “does not contaminate”.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    UK retired military claim further defence budget cuts ahead

    Lord Boyce: “Lack of commitment to national security”.

    Two of Britain's former heads of the military have accused the Government of failing the Armed Forces following a cash-saving review of the defence budget.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay's dispute with Kirchners becomes regional

    Fernandez: Uruguay's position is plain clear: "it is based in strictly abiding by the statutes of Unasur"

    Uruguay is considering abandoning the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR in the event Argentina manages to modify the mechanism for the nomination to the chair of the organization, thus imposing its candidate former president Nestor Kirchner, which Uruguay rejects point blank.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Light at the end of corridor for Botnia pickets conflict

    Orion - Botnia mills in Uruguay

    A political ally of Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner admitted over the weekend that the Botnia pulp mill in Uruguay, and at the heart of ongoing dispute between the neighbouring countries, does not contaminate and called for the liberation of the bridges currently blocked by pickets.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay ex-guerrilla leader nominated presidential candidate

    Senator Jose Mujica

    Uruguay's former guerrilla leader and currently Senator Jose Mujica was chosen by an overwhelming majority as the ruling coalition's presidential candidate for next year's elections, but he will first have to face another challenge from other hopefuls in June.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Botnia Pulp and Fiction: Finnish “mea culpa”

    Jussi Pakkasvirta and his daughter Elsa

    Jussi Pakkasvirta, an expert on the political history of Latin America from Helsinki University, has recently published a wide-ranging study of attitudes towards the Finnish pulp and paper industry's controversial moves into South America.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Record support for Lula da Silva and his administration

    Lula da Silva enjoy his popularity

    The approval rating of Brazilian President Lula da Silva and his administration soared to a record 80.3% and 71.1% during November, the highest for a Brazilian leader and his government since 1998, according to a poll from Instituto Sensus released in Brasilia.

  • Monday, December 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Mercosur unable to agree on double tariff system

    Celso Amorim during the opening session

    Poor start for the Mercosur summit in Salvador Bahía, Brazil. Mercosur member countries have been unable to reach an agreement in one of the main points of the agenda and which has been a stumbling issue for years: elimination of the double tariff on imports from third countries and which are then re-exported inside the block.