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Montevideo, May 29th 2017 - 22:46 UTC

Tag: Uruguay

  • Thursday, May 25th 2017 - 07:23 UTC

    UN warns Trump´s budget cut will make peacekeeping operations “impossible”

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has been lobbying Congress members on the importance of international peacekeeping.

    The United Nations has warned that President Donald Trump's plans to cut contributions to peacekeeping will make such work “impossible”. The US administration signaled heavy cuts to UN operations, in its budget proposals released on Tuesday. The US foots more than a quarter of the UN's US$7.9bn peacekeeping bill.

  • Sunday, May 14th 2017 - 00:03 UTC

    UK/Uruguay confirm Antarctic cooperation with Montevideo visit of two BAS research vessels

    Icebreaker RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Shackleton coincided in Montevideo port  at the end of the Antarctic season

    Two British scientific research vessels coincided in Montevideo in early May at the end of the Antarctic season, in their way back to Southampton. Icebreaker RRS Shackleton and RRS James Clark Ross with sophisticated scientific research equipment and tens of experts in different disciplines spent months in Antarctica and returned to Montevideo, a traditional call port the British Antarctic Survey, BAS.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2017 - 11:36 UTC

    Falklands worried M/V Uruguay Reefer seems doomed to sink in the Islands Conservation Zones

    Baltmed Reefer Services Ltd. reported last Friday that cargo vessel MV Uruguay Reefer had sent a distress signal and reported severe flooding in the cargo holds.(Pic PN)

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is closely monitoring the situation of the stranded M/V Uruguay Reefer and has been in contact with the vessel operators to impress upon them the need to find a solution which avoids the vessel sinking in Falkland Island Conservation Zones.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2017 - 06:29 UTC

    Uruguay advances with investors in a project to build a third pulp mill

    “Some remaining items still need to be solved as we start the work on the contract language which will specify the mutual responsibilities”, pointed out Sarantola.

    “Good progress has been made in the discussions between the Government of Uruguay and UPM concerning the infrastructure development and other local prerequisites for long-term industrial growth in Uruguay. We are now in agreement regarding the majority of the key items on the negotiation agenda,” says Jaakko Sarantola, Senior Vice President, UPM, Uruguay Platform.

  • Monday, April 24th 2017 - 08:25 UTC

    Spain's Rajoy visits Brazil and Uruguay to stress trade and Mercosur

    Rajoy's visit to Brazil is the first by the head of a European government since Temer took over the presidency last May.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived in Brazil on Sunday on an official two-day visit during which he will meet with President Michel Temer and follow a markedly economic agenda, including Mercosur and current ongoing talks with the EU in Brussels. The second leg of the trip will take Rajoy to Uruguay.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 16:52 UTC

    Falklands' teenager will spend a month in Uruguay on an scholarship program

    Darby wants to meet new people, seeing what it is to live in Uruguay and learning the language

    Falkland Islander Darby Newman (15) will have the opportunity to spend over a month in Uruguay on a student exchange program. Darby applied for, and was awarded, the scholarship offered to a Falklands student by the American Field Service (AFS).

  • Friday, April 7th 2017 - 11:52 UTC

    Manchester City parent company purchases Uruguayan football club

    Manchester City chairman Khaldoon after confirming the purchase of Athletic Torque

    Manchester City's owners have confirmed their purchase of Uruguayan club Atletico Torque as the Abu Dhabi-based investors add to their growing portfolio. City's parent company, City Football Group (CFG), announced second tier Atletico Torque will become part of their global network of clubs.

  • Thursday, April 6th 2017 - 12:53 UTC

    Uruguay's March inflation finally drops to the Central bank target range

    Regarding food and beverage, bread and cereals was up 0.89% in March. Meat climbed 0.35%, pushed mainly by higher poultry prices, 3.47%.

    Consumer prices in Uruguay rose 0.68% in March, the government said in a statement on Wednesday, bringing the country's 12-month inflation rate to 6.81%. It was the first time since December 2010 that Uruguayan inflation was within the country's 3% to 7% target range.

  • Thursday, April 6th 2017 - 06:08 UTC

    Maduro blows up last bridge with Mercosur and causes deep rift in Uruguayan ruling coalition

    Vazquez demanded that Maduro shows evidence of his accusations against Nin Novoa or publicly retracts

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro seems to have blown up the last bridge to Mercosur when he launched a barrage of accusations against Uruguay's foreign minister which triggered an immediate reaction from president Tabare Vazquez, who demanded evidence of the charges or a public retraction from the embattled Maduro. But the conflict has also openly exposed the deep rift inside the Uruguayan ruling coalition regarding the Bolivarian revolution “anti imperialist” regime.

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2017 - 05:30 UTC

    UK candidate for WHO Director General, David Nabarro, visits Uruguay

    Dr. Nabarro (R) meets Uruguayan Healthcare Minister Dr. Jorge Basso and other officials in Montevideo

    Dr David Nabarro, one of the three candidates for Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), visited Uruguay 23-24 March. During his stay he met with Health Minister Jorge Basso and Vice Minister Cristina Lustemberg, and with Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa, to explain his objectives and his vision for a better WHO, and to hear about Uruguay’s health situation, objectives and challenges.