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Montevideo, March 23rd 2018 - 12:36 UTC

Tag: Uruguay

  • Wednesday, March 21st 2018 - 06:09 UTC

    Foreign minister Faurie will outline Argentine policy towards Falklands in Congress

    Minister Faurie has held a round of talks with UK ambassador in Argentina, Mark Kent (L)

    Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie is expected this Wednesday in Congress to outline president Macri administration's current policy towards the Falkland Islands, mainly negotiations on air links and South Atlantic fisheries conservation.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    Lula begins tour of south Brazil and meets Mujica, but it was a bad day for both leaders

    Meeting with Mujica in the border town of Livramento was not that successful as expected. Again he was received by anti-Lula groups  (Pic AFP)

    Protesters interrupted the start on Monday of an election campaign tour by former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, who leads opinion polls but faces a lengthy jail sentence for corruption. Police had to intervene to separate some 150 protesting farmers and Lula's supporters in Bage, where the populist leader was starting a bus tour of southern Brazil ahead of October 7 elections.

  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    UK expert in Montevideo to promote British sheep genetics in Uruguay

    Henry Lewis, industrial partner of the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is linked to British Export Certification

    A British expert in export certification is visiting Uruguay with the aim of promoting the regeneration British genetics in Uruguayan flocks. In Uruguay there are currently four sheep breeds of British origin: Suffolk, Romney Marsh, Hampshire Down and Southdown, in addition to British Texel.

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  • Wednesday, March 14th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Argentines tourists flocked mainly to Brazil in January 2018

    Of the 377.000 overseas tourists, 32.5% travelled to Brazil, 15.1% to US and Canada, and 10.8% to Europe

    January is summer month in Argentina, equivalent to July in the northern hemisphere, and Argentines love to take to the beaches or travel overseas. This last January, according to the official stats office, Indec, the number of arrived tourists in Argentina increased 8.7% compared to a year ago, but Argentines tourists overseas jumped 20.5%., most probably on the back of a particularly strong Peso vis-a-vis the US dollar.

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  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Falklands second flight: interest from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay airlines

    Mount Pleasant Complex, the Falklands' international airport and terminal

    The Argentine foreign ministry said on Thursday that several airlines from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay have expressed an interest in making proposals for scheduled flights to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with stops in Argentine territory.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2018 - 06:08 UTC

    Uruguayan fraternity: nepotism, nepotism and no job to spare

    President Tabare Vazquez named his brother, a licensed nurse, as deputy of the Home Office

    It has been a long standing consensus-secret in the Uruguayan political system that when you are elected or have been nominated to a political post, you must not forget the family or friends particularly if they are in distress. This means in practical terms that the generous Uruguayan state will incorporate you to the burgeoning bureaucracy be it at national or regional level.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 21:36 UTC

    OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process

    The text of the resolution seeks to “urge the Government of Venezuela to reconsider the premature convocation of presidential elections”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) was meeting in Washington on Tuesday from 10:00 AM local time on the subject of Venezuela and “the latest events” that have occurred in the Caribbean country. 19 of the 24 members voted in favor of a resolution calling on Venezuela to postpone the elections scheduled for April.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 06:56 UTC

    Falklands/Uruguay strengthening of links is of interest to visiting diplomats

    British ambassador in Uruguay, Ian Duddy in the Falklands during a visit to one of the rookeries  (Pic Twitter)

    Two British diplomats based in Latin America were visiting the Falklands this week, arriving on Sunday on the delayed LATAM flight after enjoying an unexpected one-night stopover in Punta Arenas. Making his second visit to the Falklands was His Excellency Ian Duddy, British Ambassador to Uruguay. He was accompanied by Richard Jones, Second Secretary at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, February 20th 2018 - 10:18 UTC

    Vazquez in verbal clash with dissident farmers and loses his temper

    President Vazquez is hounded by dissident farmers complaining for not having been invited to the first round of talks with government officials (Pic El Observa)

    Uruguayan farmers are angry, and so is president Tabare Vazquez who was involved in a high tone incident, far removed from what is his normal style of an oncologist having to communicate bad news. On Monday afternoon Vazquez unexpectedly attended the first round of talks between disenchanted farmers’ lobbies with government officials to discuss a raft of measures to overcome some of the long standing complaints.

  • Tuesday, February 20th 2018 - 07:14 UTC

    Falklands' second commercial air link invitation delivered to Uruguay

     Argentine ambassador Mario Barletta, foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa and British Chargé d'affairs Rossa Commane at the letter delivery ceremony

    Representatives from Argentina and the United Kingdom formally delivered on Monday, to the Uruguayan foreign minister a letter jointly issued by the two governments requesting assistance in contacting local airlines and inviting them to communicate their interest in establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands.