Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 21:02 UTC

Uruguay bars vessels but will never share a maritime or economic blockade of the Falklands’ people

President Mujica said any form of blockade is a violation of human rights and contrary to any peaceful solution of the sovereignty dispute

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica addressing his peers at the Mercosur summit in Montevideo ratified the country’s position barring Falklands’ flagged vessels from Uruguayan ports in active support of Argentina’s sovereignty claim over South Atlantic Islands, which has led to a serious diplomatic controversy with the UK.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 07:25 UTC

Malvinas jurisdictional acts are ‘invalid’ for Uruguay, but UK flagged vessels welcomed in Montevideo

Brazilian ports are as much obliged by Unasur commitment argues Almagro

“Any jurisdictional acts coming from Malvinas is invalid for us” and therefore Malvinas flagged vessels are barred from Uruguayan ports, a decision which is extensive to all Unasur members, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 02:07 UTC

Mercosur drafting resolution barring Falklands’ flagged vessels from all regional ports

“Uruguay adopted a political decision” and is not turning back said Almagro

Mercosur member countries meeting in Montevideo for their regular six-month summit are drafting a resolution that would bar Falklands’ flagged vessels from all Mercosur members’ ports, following on the traditional Argentine policy and now openly supported by the Uruguayan government.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 00:56 UTC

Falklands’ fishing companies regret Uruguay’s ban, and losses for the port of Montevideo

Jiggers, trawlers and long-liners docked in Montevideo

Falkland Islands fishing companies association, FIFCA expressed their “extreme disappointment” with Uruguay’s decision not to allow Falklands’ flagged vessels enter the port of Montevideo, which “will only serve to punish its own people”.

Monday, December 19th 2011 - 07:06 UTC

“Falklands’ flag remains an internationally recognized registry”

The Falklands flag banned from Uruguayan ports

Surprise and perplexity has surfaced from the Falkland Islands following the announcement by President Jose Mujica that Falklands’ flagged vessels are barred from Uruguayan ports.

Friday, December 9th 2011 - 06:51 UTC

Mujica changes his mind and will be present for CFK taking office ceremony

The Uruguayan president can’t miss the big ceremony on Saturday

Uruguayan President José Mujica changed his mind and will attend Argentine President Cristina Fernández inauguration ceremony next Saturday, official sources confirmed.

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 - 22:00 UTC

Brazil makes official support for Uruguay in ‘fiscal haven’ controversy with G20

Patriota and Almagro in Brasilia during the official announcement

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs minister Antonio Patriota said Brasilia supports Uruguay in its controversy with France following President Nicholas Sarkozy claim, at the recent G20 summit, that Uruguay was a ‘fiscal haven’.

Thursday, November 17th 2011 - 18:54 UTC

Uruguay is Mexico’s strategic partner in Mercosur says President Calderon

Mujica satisfied with the results of his visit to Mexico

The Mexican president underlined the strategic importance of Uruguay since it is the only Mercosur member that has a free trade agreement with Mexico, thus making it the ‘strategic partner’ of Mexico in Mercosur.

Thursday, November 17th 2011 - 17:41 UTC

G20 president says Uruguay is no ‘fiscal haven’ and praises transparency commitment

Mexican president Felipe Calderon, head of G20, describe the incident as ‘unfair’ on Uruguay

Uruguay received a huge political boost from Mexico (the same it was denied from its Mercosur partners under influence from Argentina) in its dispute with the recent G20 summit which through spokesperson French president Nicholas Sarkozy described Uruguay as a ‘fiscal haven’.

Thursday, November 10th 2011 - 06:14 UTC

Uruguay claims Brazilian support in “fiscal haven” controversy with Sarkozy

Minister Almagro says President Sarkozy is wrong in his assessment of Uruguay

A top Uruguayan official said the country has the support of Brazil regarding the controversy triggered when President Nicholas Sarkozy as host and ‘rapporteur’ of the recent G20 summit named Uruguay in the list of the world’s most notorious fiscal havens.

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