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Montevideo, November 14th 2018 - 04:48 UTC

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  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 14:17 UTC

    March for Diversity illuminates Montevideo in favor of LGBT culture

    In the eleventh edition of the mobilization, thousands of people marched under different slogans in Montevideo. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Since 2006, the March for Diversity illuminates every year the most important avenue in Montevideo with a 'comparsa' of thousands of people who dance, celebrate and shout slogans in favor of policies for the rights of the LGBT community. In this year's edition, held on Friday, many marched with yellow and red handkerchiefs, colors chosen by the movements of activists in favor of the so-called trans law, which is under discussion in the Uruguayan Parliament. Diplomatic figures such as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada participated in this march with their own posters and slogans.

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Cocaine in wool bales exported to Europe, discovered in the port of Montevideo

    The volume discovered according to the Navy report amounts to 417 kilos of high quality cocaine hydrochloride in 368 “bricks”

    Uruguayan navy, coast guard and customs have uncovered a major operation to smuggle cocaine “bricks” hidden in wool bales, in a container, from the port of Montevideo to Antwerp, Belgium. The volume discovered according to the Navy report amounts to 417 kilos of high quality cocaine hydrochloride and is considered one of the largest recent successes in the fight against the narcotics gangs.

  • Saturday, September 1st 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Mercosur expecting a “move” from the EU at this month's negotiations in Montevideo

    “We expect a little more, some movement beyond what the EUnion has offered up to now, in the agricultural goods sector, market access,” Aloysio Nunes said

    Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes said he expects more “movement” from the European Union as long running talks on a free trade deal with his South American bloc Mercosur head into the home stretch.

  • Friday, May 11th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Confucius Institute opens in Uruguay to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations with Beijing

    Retired Chinese architect and teacher Cheung-Koon Yim, 81, who emigrated to Uruguay in 1953, was tapped to run the institute in Montevideo

    A Confucius Institute recently opened in Uruguay's capital Montevideo, fulfilling a dream for promoters of Chinese culture and locals keen to learn more about China. The institute, a worldwide network that offers a window to Chinese culture through Mandarin (standard Chinese) language classes and other types of courses, opened in April, thanks to an agreement between Uruguay's University of the Republic (Udelar) and Qingdao University in eastern China's Shandong Province.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 01:14 UTC

    United States Travel Advisory for Uruguay

    Thefts, burglaries and robberies are common in upscale residential neighborhoods as well, including Punta Carretas, Pocitos, and Carrasco.

    The United States Travel Advisory for Uruguay offered a not very encouraging description of the country for foreign visitors but anyhow is well distanced from most of the rest of Latin American, and neighbors.

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2017 - 09:25 UTC

    Uruguay estimates that 2017/18 could be a turning point after several poor cruise seasons

    “This means an additional call of 15 cruises compared to the previous season, after several years of stagnation” minister Kechichian indicated

    After several seasons of negative growth, 2017/18 looks to be the turning point, with 165 calls, up 15, and 300.000 visitors in Uruguay, (Montevideo and Punta del Este) anticipated Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian during the symbolic launching of the season in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 13:36 UTC

    IDB US$ 60m loan to expand sewage and rainwater drainage in Montevideo

    Work will also be carried out to complete a liquid waste disposal system in the west of the city. This will help improve water quality in Montevideo and nearby beaches.

    Uruguay will expand sewage and rainwater drainage systems in Montevideo and improve management of City Hall's sanitation system thanks to a US$60 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The money represents the second stage of a line of credit that the IDB approved for investment projects in December 2006.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 09:07 UTC

    Venezuela loses Mercosur voting rights in December, announces Uruguay

    “For Uruguay what is going to happen in December is that Venezuela will cease to be a member with a vote, because it has not complied with what was agreed”, said Nin Novoa.

    Venezuela will continue as member of Mercosur but with no right to vote, since it has not fully incorporated all the group's rules and regulations as had been agreed, revealed Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Friday in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 09:23 UTC

    Argentina Mercosur parliament members left out in the cold

    Parlasur was created in 2005, and started to operate in 2007, 188 members from the five different full members and is based in Montevideo.

    Argentina's Lower House left its peers from the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, with no allowances, despite claims from most of its 43 members. Last week the Chamber of Deputies approved the Argentine budget which must now be considered by the Senate.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 09:42 UTC

    Rousseff in Uruguay declared “Illustrious visitor” of Montevideo and will speak at a political rally

    Dilma arrived from neighboring Rio Grande do Sul where the president is living since having been replaced by her ex vice-president, president Michel Temer.

    Brazilian ex president Dilma Rousseff is in Uruguay, her first overseas visit since Congress voted her impeachment and removal from office. The leader is scheduled to participate on Friday in a march in downtown Montevideo with Uruguayan unions protesting salary conditions and will also be received at a special ceremony in the town hall where she will be given the keys of the city by mayor Daniel Martinez.