Uruguay’s incumbent presidential candidate and former Tupamaros guerrilla leader Jose “Pepe” Mujica sent shockwaves both inside the ruling coalition and the opposition as a result of a long controversial Sunday interview with the Buenos Aires daily La Nación.
Argentina begins Monday a round of public hearings before the International Court of The Hague and will be arguing against Uruguay’s alleged unilateral decision to allow the construction of a pulp mill on a jointly managed river and which has been at the heart of a long standing litigation between the neighbouring countries.
The US federal deficit has reached 1.38 trillion US dollars with one month left for the current fiscal year, according to Treasury Department statistics released on Friday. In August the deficit was 111.4 billion US dollars.
United States has a “truly exceptional” relation with Uruguay and expects whoever wins the coming election, to keep that “very solid” link said Everett Eissenstat, US Assistant Trade Representative for the Americas during a meeting with a delegation of visiting Uruguayan journalists.
The four Uruguayan presidential candidates coincided in criticizing Iran’s position regarding the state of Israel and favoured including in the schools programs teaching the Shoa or Holocaust.
Uruguay’s opposition junior party presidential candidate did not discard a coalition or unity government with either of the two forces that have the best chances of winning next October’s elections.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Tuesday signed a bill which opens the way for his second consecutive re-election and immediately addressed it to the Constitutional Court for its review.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said this week it expects a smooth transition regardless of who wins October's presidential election in Uruguay given the country’s track record of prudent economics policies. S&P also confirmed BB- sovereign credit ratings for Uruguay with the outlook “remaining stable”.
A re-enactment of Charles Darwin global scientific expedition in the eighteen hundreds was launched on September first from Plymouth, England and should be calling in Montevideo, Uruguay at the end of October.
The Uruguayan ruling coalition has a vote intention of 45%, one point ahead of the opposition for the coming October 25th presidential election, according to the latest public opinion poll released Monday evening.