Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:37 UTC

Non communicable diseases make poverty even worse, Uruguayan president tells UN

These diseases are related to four risk factors of modern lifestyle: smoking, alcoholism, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle, said President Tabaré Vázquez

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez on Tuesday warned against non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular ailments, cancer, diabetes and chronic pulmonary pathologies, which he said are the main causes of death particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 09:53 UTC

Brazil and Uruguay agree on a Mercosur with “a greater open integration”

“The meeting was positive and we agreed with president Temer that Uruguay will continue as coordinator of Mercosur trade talks with the EU” Vazquez was quoted

President Tabare Vazquez confirmed on Monday that Uruguay will continue as “coordinator” of discussions between Mercosur and the European Union to reach a wide ranging trade agreement.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 04:55 UTC

British MPs in Uruguay for the EuroLat American Assembly plenary session

British MPs meet with Uruguay´s president of the Lower House, Gerardo Amarilla at the Palacio Legislativo

A delegation of British MPs are visiting Uruguay to attend the ninth plenary session of the Euro-Lat American Assembly which is taking place this week at the country´s Parliament house. The group includes Nigel Evans, Mark Menzies and Graham Stuart from the ruling Conservative party and Lindsay Hoyle and Lord Howarth of Newport from opposition Labour.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 11:50 UTC

Uruguay, Chile and Costa Rica with 60% household internet penetration

The number of households connected to Internet in Latin America and Caribbean grew at an annual 14.1% average in the last five years, reaching 43.4% in 2015

The State of Broadband 2016 report, released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean shows that 43.4% of all households in the region were connected to the Internet in 2015, nearly doubling the figure from 2010.

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 06:44 UTC

Mercosur controversy moves to New York; Temer-Vazquez to address differences

The Vazquez administration has tried by all means to prevent fifth full member Venezuela from being ousted of Mercosur

The Mercosur controversy has moved to New York far away from the spotlights of regional media, since the presidents of the four founding members are scheduled to address the UN General Assembly this week, and are expected to hold a series of meetings on the sidelines of the major global event.

Thursday, September 15th 2016 - 10:40 UTC

Uruguay admits “consensus support” to remove Venezuela from Mercosur rotating chair

 “If Uruguay had opposed the declaration, Mercosur would have been in full paralysis” argued Cancela regarding the Mercosur consensus statement

Uruguay's deputy foreign minister Jose Luis Cancela said that if Uruguay had not complied with the other Mercosur three founding members' joint declaration ignoring Venezuela's presidency and demanding it complies with the group's legislation and treaties, “Mercosur would have been launched into a period of full paralysis”.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 13:41 UTC

Montevideo will have a specific fishing terminal and freezing storage by 2019

A blueprint of the extended fisheries terminal planned to the west of the current facilities in the port of Montevideo

Uruguay plans to build a major terminal for the fishing industry, with sufficient freezing capacity, in the Capurro Park, approximately a mile to the west from the current mooring facilities in the Montevideo bay port.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 12:38 UTC

Uruguay lobbying Argentina on Buenos Aires port services' costs

A busy season day in the port of Montevideo with several cruise vessels

A delegation of Uruguayan tourism and port authorities together with the country's ambassador in Argentina, Hector Lescano held a meeting in Buenos Aires with their Argentine peers to address bilateral cooperation in boosting the cruise industry on both sides of the River Plate.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016 - 16:55 UTC

“Why meet Falklands' neighbors”, competition for students from Uruguay, Brazil and Chile

The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invite university students to participate in this regional competition to win the chance to visit the Falklands for a week, all expenses paid.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 23:29 UTC

Uruguay's Home Secretary questions the legitimacy of Temer, and calls removal of Rousseff, a “coup”

Bonomi made the statement to a Montevideo radio station when asked specifically if he considered the destitution of Rousseff a coup, he replied, “I believe so”.

Uruguay's Home Secretary Eduardo Bonomi described the removal of Brazilian ex president Dilma Rousseff as a “coup” and underlined her successor Michel Temer “has no legitimacy” to occupy the Executive. He added that the events of this week in Brazil have had an impact on Brazilian democracy and the region overall.


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