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Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Cuba/US: catching a glimpse of the possible future

The hostile policy first adopted by President Eisenhower (1953/61) was followed with only slight variations by Republican and Democratic administrations

By Leonardo Padura Fuentes (*) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but also in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans – as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalization of relations after half a century of hostility.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Uruguay's Almagro becomes the only contender for OAS Secretary General post

Almagro a career diplomat who was named Minister by President Jose Mujica thus has the way clear for becoming the successor of Insulza

Guatemalan former Vice President Eduardo Stein on Wednesday announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy to head the Organization of American States due to health reasons. Stein's withdrawal leaves Uruguay's foreign minister, Luis Almagro, as the only declared candidate for the post.

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

UK visa applications in Uruguay will be decided in Bogotá

The announcement becomes effective January 26

As of 26 January 2015, applications for visas for the United Kingdom made in Uruguay will be decided in Bogota. United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, which has the responsibility for issuing UK visas overseas, is introducing a change to its network as part of a broader change program.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 01:00 UTC

First wind-powered vessel expected in Montevideo with turbines for eolian farm

E-ship 1 belongs to a German company and has been sailing since 2010. The vertical cylinders are the main propulsion

The first wind propelled vessel in the world is expected to dock in Montevideo on Thursday loaded with turbines, columns and rotor blades for a wind farm which is being built in the north of Uruguay.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Mujica's wife will run for mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay's main electoral base

Senator Lucia Topolansky “knows the real Montevideo because she's in contact with the people”, argue her supporters

Senator Lucia Topolansky, the wife of outgoing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, will run for mayor of Montevideo in the May 2015 elections, representatives of the governing centre leftist Broad Front coalition announced this week.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Mujica defends Brazilian leadership in the region and called for strong unity

Outgoing Uruguayan president was one of the outstanding figures at the inauguration of Dilma Rousseff (Pic AFP)

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica defended Brazil's leadership in helping Latin America carve a place and advance in the world context, but at the same time underlined that even when Brazil seems large to its neighbors, together with the rest of the countries, the region is still small in global terms.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 00:46 UTC

Mujica and Vazquez will attend Rousseff's inauguration on January first

The Brazilian congress lower house where the Rousseff second mandate inauguration will be taking place

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica and elected president Tabare Vazquez will attend the inauguration, on January first, of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff second consecutive mandate in Brasilia. The two leaders received an official invitation from the Rousseff administration according to Uruguay's official media.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Uruguay watching Russia's 'perfect storm' closely

Vicepresident Danilo Astori will become Economy Minister March 1st.

Uruguay's Economy Minister Mario Bergara and Vicepresident Danilo Astori agree on how Russia's situation will affect the South American country's trade balance and whether it may or may not have a direct impact on beef exports.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:29 UTC

Guantanamo refugee wants to leave Uruguay

They are free to leave whenever they want said President Mujica.

Reports indicate he would prefer to go back to his Palestine parents, who are too old to move to South America.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 10:03 UTC

US offer 5 million dollars for former Guantanamo detainee

Ibrahim al-Rubaish extremely dangerous

Held since 2002, Ibrahim al-Rubaish was released in 2006 to a rehabilitation camp in Saudi Arabia, but has now become a leading Al Qaeda, ISIS operative

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