Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 07:17 UTC

Mercosur agrees on joint trade proposal to exchange with Europe, announces Mujica

“Believe it or not” it was achieved and in two months will be presented said the Uruguayan leader

“It took time and effort, but believe it or not” in less than two months time, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay will be presenting their joint tariff reduction proposal to Europe for discussions on an ambitious Mercosur/EU cooperation and trade agreement that has been on the table since 1999, said President Jose Mujica.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Protested controversial photo show of Nestor Kirchner opens in Montevideo

The exhibit praises Kirchner as one of the greatest Argentine leaders of recent times

A great pictures exhibition of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner to be opened on Tuesday in Montevideo's Town Hall has triggered strong criticisms from the opposition which claims there was no request to the elected councilors for such an event, which is sponsored by the Argentine embassy.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Paul McCartney conquers Montevideo for a second time: “I'm my favorite player!”

The great Paul at the Centenario stadium

With a blend of nostalgia for the Beatles and the pleasure of enjoying his presence in Montevideo, Paul McCartney captivated for a second time the Uruguayan audience with a three hour show in which he confirmed that he is one of the greatest.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Uruguay, team and country are unified behind coach

Oscar Tabarez, the coach attributed with helping Uruguay recover much of its glorious past.

The following piece was published by the NYT 18 April edition and is dedicated to Uruguay's football tradition and history. Uruguay's population is only 3.4 million but has an incredible record in world and regional cups victories, both with its national team and in clubs' competitions.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Mujica proposes wife Topolansky as the ruling coalition's vice-president candidate

Lucia Topolansky is a former urban guerrilla, Senator and First Lady

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica has said that his wife and First Lady, Lucia Topolansky would make “a good Vice-president”. His statement comes ahead of June's primary and October's presidential election when Mujica's five year term will be over and he can't be re-elected immediately.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 04:01 UTC

White House confirms Uruguay's Mujica will meet President Obama on 12 May

The Uruguayan president will be travelling to Washington on time for the 12 May appointment

The White House confirmed on Monday that President Obama will host his Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica on May 12, highlighting the close partnership with Uruguay and strong leadership of Mujica's administration on human rights, social inclusion and global peace and security.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Uruguay significantly stronger but still vulnerable to Argentina, says Fitch

Argentine FDI flows into Uruguay since 2007 has somewhat replaced the accumulation of deposits in Uruguayan banks

While Uruguay's current financial position is significantly stronger than in the early 2000s when its economy suffered from the effects of the Argentine crisis, a severe downturn in Argentina could still have an important impact on Uruguay's economy through a variety of transmission channels, according to a new special report published by Fitch Ratings.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 22:20 UTC

Memorial unveiling to commemorate the Battle of the River Plate

HMS Ajax one of the three Royal Navy vessels involved in the battle

Survivors of the first major naval battle of the Second World War will gather at Britain's National Memorial Arboretum to unveil a memorial commemorating the event. The Battle of the River Plate took place 75 years ago (December 1939), and less than a dozen veterans are still alive from this, the only episode of the war to take place in South America.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 04:35 UTC

Uruguayan government feels it can tame inflation based on March's index

Minister Bergara, the outlook is positive for the coming months

Inflation in Uruguay during March reached 0.58% accumulating 4.74% in the first quarter and 9.73% in the last twelve months, which is seen as 'positive' and an indication that recent measures to contain prices are 'being successful', according to Economy minister Mario Bergara.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

FIFA confirms Uruguay will be in the World Cup despite domestic football problems

Uruguay will be playing at the World Cup, confirmed Blatter

Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) has been suspended by South American soccer body CONMEBOL, a move the AUF said did not affect the national team's participation at the World Cup. The announcement Uruguay would be in Brazil was confirmed by statements from FIFA president Joseph Blatter from Costa Rica.


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