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Montevideo, September 22nd 2018 - 08:02 UTC

Tag: Uruguay

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 12:52 UTC

    Project to control invasive grass wins HackathonAGRO competition at Expo Prado agri-show in Uruguay

    British Embassy Montevideo co-organized the third edition of HackathonAGRO which took place at Expo Prado 2018 on 15-16 September

    The British Embassy in Montevideo co-organized the third edition of HackathonAGRO which took place at Uruguay's main agriculture show, Expo Prado 2018 on 15-16 September.

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  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 09:29 UTC

    El Niño 2018/19 could be a repeat of 2015/16, cautions WMO

    The 2015-16 El Niño was one of the strongest ever recorded, and had an impact on global temperatures, which saw 2016 enter the record books as the warmest year

    There's a 70% chance of a recurrence of the El Niño weather event before the end of this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The last El Niño occurred in 2015-16 and impacted weather patterns around the world, but researchers say they are not expecting this new one to be as intense as 2015-16.

  • 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.

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 09:22 UTC

    Latin American countries will receive Venezuelan migrants even with expired documents

    More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country's hyperinflation and severe shortages, but many do not have valid passports

    Eleven Latin American countries say that they have agreed to allow Venezuelans leaving their homeland to enter their countries even if their travel documents have expired. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country's hyperinflation and severe shortages, but many do not have valid passports because renewing them can take years.

  • Saturday, September 1st 2018 - 07:03 UTC

    UK Pavilion at Uruguay's main agro show; Falklands with a promotion stand

     For the fifth consecutive year, the British Embassy takes part in Expo Prado, with a renewed pavilion that invites visitors to explore London’s Underground

    The British Embassy will be part of Uruguay’s most important agricultural event, focused on business, culture, education, food and entertainment, as well as promoting the Falkland Islands. For the fifth consecutive year, the British Embassy in Montevideo takes part in Expo Prado, with a renewed pavilion that invites visitors to explore London’s Underground.

  • Friday, August 31st 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    Brazil contains the value of its currency with a US$ 1.5 billion support

    The Brazilian currency slipped to 4.21 Reais to the US dollar, but recovered and ended 4.14 Reais

    The economic and foreign exchange crisis in Argentina and the growing uncertainties in the political scenario of Brazil ahead of October's presidential election also had an impact in the Brazilian currency and markets, forcing the Central bank to come out with a US$ 1.5bn support.

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 08:55 UTC

    Uruguay players support FIFA's decision to take temporary control of AUF

    FIFA officials said it decided to appoint a ”normalization committee'' that will run the AUF until Feb. 28, 2019

    Several Uruguayan international players used their social media channels to share a letter in support to FIFA's decision to take temporary control of the country's soccer federation because of governance concerns. The letter, tweeted out by team stars such as Luis Suarez and Diego Godin, says it would bring “transparency, democracy and plurality” to the federation, known as the AUF.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    The democratic challenge to dictatorships and xenophobia in Latin America

    The panel discussed the democratic clauses of the different institutional bodies in the continent against the erosion of the rule of law

    During the conference entitled “The democratic challenge to the autocracies of the 21st century in Latin America,” organized by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) on Tuesday at the Senate of Uruguay, the Government of Venezuela was described as a “dictatorship” and it was exhorted that the democratic governments of the region, especially the Uruguayan government, not be indifferent or “accomplices” against today’s Latin America’s autocratic governments.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 06:44 UTC

    FIFA taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association

    AUF was plunged into crisis on July 30, when the association’s president Wilmar Valdez abruptly resigned a day before he was expected to win a new term in office

    World football’s governing body FIFA is taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) due to governance concerns. FIFA, acting on information from Conmebol, South America's football association confederation announced it will set up a “normalization committee” to run the AUF until Feb. 28 of next year.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Patagonian toothfish sampling project in Argentina/Uruguay Common Fishing Zone

    A special pistol imported from Australia will be used to mark specimens of Patagonian toothfish, and thus follow their migratory movements

    A genetic exploration and sampling project of the Patagonian toothfish in the Argentine-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone (ZCPAU).has been launched. The project, developed by the company Argenova with its longliner Argenova XIV is being done with the participation of scientists from Argentina's National Institue of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) and with the Estremar company.

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