Uruguay

Uruguay
Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Mujica's role in US-Cuba understanding praised worldwide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a kew player in the new geopolitical order of things in the region.

The role played by Uruguay's President in the process which led to Wednesday's announcements that the United States and Cuba are to restore full diplomatic ties, was praised by Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro and international analysts.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:53 UTC

Deported Uruguayan murderer defies ban, returns to Argentina

Argentine Security Secretary Sergio Berni has his hands tied by a lax judicial system that favours unwanted immigration

A convicted murderer and robber of Uruguayan nationality sentenced to life imprisonment and deported back to his country in 2008, ends up arrested one again in Argentina. Should he be sent back home yet again or go back to jail? Judges silent.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:34 UTC

South Atlantic: “Fewer catches as illex squid season ends”

The Argentine jigging fleet captured nearly 150,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) in South Atlantic waters during the season that took place between 24 January and 31 August this year, according to a technical report issued by the National Institute for Fishing Research and Development (INIDEP).

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 12:59 UTC

Uruguay receives IDB credit to boost investment in renewable energies

A common sight in top hills of Uruguay, a display of wind turbines

As part of Uruguay long term plan to promote investment in infrastructure and finance investment in electric power plants using renewable energy resources, essentially wind and solar so as to diversify the country energy mix and cut CO2 emissions, the country will be receiving a 250 million dollar credit line from the Inter American Development Bank, IDB.

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

State Dept. document assuring Uruguay Gitmo inmates innocent disclosed

The former Guantanamo Bay inmates enjoying freedom in Montevideo.

Uruguayan president produces US-signed evidence to calm down opposition. Refugees adapting gradually to life in Montevideo.

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 20:54 UTC

Uruguay's media law bill reaches Senate - Mujica warns of foreign sharks.

“It's okay to have freedom of the press, but what you don't have to have is a monopoly”, said Uruguay president José Mujica on Tuesday.

President and journalists organisations deem LSCA necessary to avoid handing the media over to outside operators. They see no danger to freedom of speech in legislative project as it is.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:03 UTC

Argentina praised Uruguay's support in the Malvinas dispute with UK

“Uruguay has been a regional leader in this matter, marking the agenda and installing the issue in international forums”, said Ambassador Dovena

Argentina’s ambassador to Uruguay Dante Dovena has praised the “commitment” and support of President Jose Mujica administration in the country’s sovereignty dispute against the UK as he readied to close he 2014 Malvinas Forum in the neighboring nation.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 22:55 UTC

OAS will vote for new Secretary General on 18 March 2015: Insulza steps down after a decade

Candidates include Uruguay's foreign minister Luis Almagro and Guatemala's veteran diplomat Eduardo Stein

Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) agreed that the next Assistant Secretary General will be elected on the same day as the election of the next Secretary General, 18 March 2015. The initiative was approved during Wednesday's regular meetings by the OAS Permanent Council

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

'Guantanamo inmates will be out in Montevideo streets after medical checkups'

Fernandez Huidobro said the six have no terrorist background or records of any kind, 'they are clean' according to the US government

“Once the medical checkups are over they'll be out of the Military Hospital and walking in the streets of Montevideo as any other refugee or immigrant” said Uruguayan Defense minister Eleuterio Fernadez Huidobro on Monday in reference to the Guantanamo inmates that arrived on Sunday morning.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 06:55 UTC

Mujica says Guantanamo inmates in Uruguay can leave whenever they wish

Mujica also asked for the liberation of Cuban spies jailed in the US and the lifting of the US embargo on Cuba

The detainees from Guantanamo Base in Cuba that arrived in Uruguay on Sunday as part of an agreement with the US, “can leave the country whenever they wish”, since they come as 'refugees', announced President Jose Mujica.

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