Chile's Foreign Affairs minister Alejandro Foxley said that former president Nestor Kirchner remains the leading candidate to become Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, although admitting a consensus must be reached among country members.
According to the latest public opinion poll published in the Montevideo press, the Uruguayan ruling coalition is loosing ground in vote intention, --although still high--, while the main party opposition keeps advancing.
Norwegian Sun and Radiance of the Seas will be making the official opening the Uruguayan cruise season in Montevideo next December 8, which this year is expected to total 182 calls between Montevideo and Punta del Este.
The many non intelligent economic decisions from Argentina's current Kirchner couple administrations, or better known as the K effect have benefited neighbouring Uruguay's agriculture, finances and tourism.
The leader of the senior group in Uruguay's ruling coalition and presidential hopeful Senator Jose Mujica rejected suggestions to lower his ticket target, and insisted he will only abide by the decision from the grass roots and the Broad Front's congress next month.
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Uruguay's ruling coalition in the midst of a bitter and at times confusing struggle to reach an agreement on its future presidential candidate for October 2009 elections is showing growing cracks of dissent and internal disorder.
Uruguay meat exports totalled 1.3 billion US dollars until November 8, a 55% value increase over the same period a year ago, according to the latest statistics from the country's Meat Institute.
For the fourth week running the US dollar appreciated in Uruguay's money markets having ended last Friday 0.50% higher against the Uruguayan Peso, mainly forced by strong domestic demand and a similar evolution of the greenback in Brazil.
Uruguay Defence's minister and top military leaders leave Monday for Congo to asses in situ the situation of the 1.600 Uruguayan troops from the United Nations peace contingent, most of them in the battle front of Goma, said the government in Montevideo.