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Montevideo, January 19th 2019 - 18:51 UTC

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  • Saturday, January 12th 2019 - 11:12 UTC

    Venezuela in conflict of powers: Maduro took office, but Guaidó shows as president while Venezuelans protest

    Juan Guaidó will use the Constitution to assume as Venezuelan president after declaring Nicolás Maduro's usurpation of the charge

    It seemed sure that, starting January 10, Venezuela would experience high uncertainty. Nicolás Maduro swore in the presidency for the 2019-2015 government period in front of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), when the constitution of that country dictates that it is before Parliament that the president must present the inauguration. Both the international community and the National Assembly (AN), declared in contempt by the Supreme Court, mark Maduro as an usurper. The illegitimacy of the president is discussed globally and Juan Guaidó is recognized as interim president of the Republic.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 14:30 UTC

    Macri urges Mercosur to take action against “Venezuelan dictatorship”

    Macri described the Maduro rule as “a dictatorship that carried out a fraudulent electoral process.”

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri Tuesday launched an appeal in Montevideo to find solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and called for the “return of democracy” in that country. He delivered that speech during the Mercosur summit where he is to take up the bloc's rotating presidency from host Tabaré Vázquez.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Bolivia offers to join Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay 2030 World Cup bid

    Morales made the offer to equally passionate presidents Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Vazquez and Paraguay's Abdo Benitez at the regional Mercosur summit

    Bolivia’s football-mad President Evo Morales has offered his Argentine, Uruguayan and Paraguayan counterparts help in their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
    Morales made the offer to the equally passionate presidents, Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Tabare Vazquez and Paraguayan Mario Abdo Benitez during regional Mercosur heads of state meeting in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, December 18th 2018 - 19:43 UTC

    Mercosur leaders agreed on need for reforms in the midst of Bolsonaro's threat to leave

    Before passing the group's rotating presidency over to Argentina, Vázquez and his colleagues took a minute to bid farewell to Michel Temer in his last Mercosur appearance

    The presidents of all Mercosur member and associate countries gathered Tuesday in Montevideo for a summit to redefine the bloc's future, in light of recent statements from Brazil's future government that the region will not be among the priorities of Jair Bolsonaro when he becomes president on January 1.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 08:07 UTC

    Combating modern slavery conference in Montevideo, organized by UK embassy, Uruguay and UN

    Ambassador Ian Duddy at the workshop for Ministry of Interior staff

    The British embassy, together with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior, presented the joint project “Strengthening Detection and Investigation Capabilities of Modern Slavery” on Tuesday, November 13, in the Uruguayan Presidency Auditorium.

  • 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.