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Montevideo, November 23rd 2017 - 07:30 UTC

Tag: Maldonado Uruguay

  • Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 09:46 UTC

    As locals in Punta del Este, “we enjoy a dignified and happy life”

    “We are happy, we can live in Punta del Este, we have a good time, we surf, work and bask in beaches”, argues Punta del Este elected mayor Andrés Jafif

    London's The Guardian in an article credited to Oliver Balch argues that Punta del Este, Uruguay's main international summer resort has become a 'golden ghetto' for the rich where the poor can't afford staples or lodging. However Mayor Andrés Jafif openly disagrees with the reporting and argues that ”we might be poor (by European standards) but we are happy, we can live in Punta del Este, we have a good time, we surf, work and bask in beaches”.

  • Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

    Ramsar convention in Punta del Este calls for healthy wetlands

    Happy World Environment Day, from Dr Christopher Briggs, Secretary General Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    We join the rest of the world to celebrate World Environment Day from glorious Punta del Este, Uruguay, where we are currently meeting at the 12th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Contracting Parties have gathered and are very hard at work, to define a new Strategic Plan that will guide our commitment to conserve and wisely use the world’s wetlands, over the next six years from 2016 to 2021.