Monday, August 23rd 2010 - 04:23 UTC

Uruguay completes twelve OEDC tax information exchange agreements

Montevideo’s banking district, better known as The Old City

Uruguay reached this month a tax information exchange agreement with India thus totalling the twelve demanded by the Organization for Economic and Development Cooperation to have the country de-listed from the group that still have to abide and implement internationally agreed tax standards.

Wednesday, August 18th 2010 - 04:50 UTC

Spanish fishing vessels threatening to abandon the port of Montevideo

Jiggers lined up in the port of Montevideo

Spanish fishing vessel owners have warned Uruguayan port authorities that they are considering leaving the port of Montevideo because of the costly labour disputes with crew members when the vessels dock, taking advantage of a very ‘misbalanced’ legislation.

Tuesday, August 17th 2010 - 08:58 UTC

Uruguay: world’s leading consumer of beef with 58.2 kilos per capita per annum

The traditional Uruguayan barbeque

Uruguayans eat an average of 58.2 kilos of beef which makes them the world’s leading consumers per capita, per annum according to the country’s president of the National Meats Institute, INAC, Alfredo Fratti.

Monday, August 16th 2010 - 03:42 UTC

Bolivian gas and Paraguayan electricity for a deep sea port in Uruguay

Ptes. Mujica, Lugo and Morales during the meeting

Physical integration particularly in energy and access to the sea were two of the main issues addressed by the presidents of Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, (Fernando Lugo, Jose Mujica and Evo Morales), during their Sunday meeting in Asunción in the framework of Urupabol, the regional group which brings together the three countries.

Friday, August 13th 2010 - 06:51 UTC

Grant to expand water services in Uruguayan rural communities and schools

Uruguay’s water works company OSE must provide the matching funds

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a 6.85 million USD grant to expand access to better sanitation and water services in Uruguayan rural communities and schools.

Friday, August 13th 2010 - 03:20 UTC

Chilean and Swedish companies insist with new pulp mill in Uruguay

Celulosa Arauco's corporate director, Franco Bozzalla

Chilean wood pulp producer Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion SA seeks to continue its regional expansion as it develops plans for a new pulp mill in Uruguay, Arauco's corporate director, Franco Bozzalla, said this week.

Friday, August 13th 2010 - 03:16 UTC

Cruise company cautions ports must prepare for ships with over 5.400 passengers

Michael Ronan, Royal Caribbean's Vice President of Government Relations, Caribbean, Latin America & Asia

Royal Caribbean announced that during the coming tourist season several of its ships will make 27 stops between Montevideo and Punta del Este in Uruguay. The announcement was made by Michael Ronan, Royal Caribbean's Vice President of Government Relations, Caribbean, Latin America & Asia, in a meeting with different Uruguayan authorities held in Montevideo.

Thursday, August 12th 2010 - 21:59 UTC

Uruguay former guerrillas and retired military officers on reconciliation path

Uruguay’s Defence minister Luis Rosadilla

Uruguay’s Defence minister and former guerrilla leader Luis Rosadilla, and retired military officers made a huge “shared” reconciliation gesture when they agreed to forget pending bills, look to the future and establish a constructive dialogue.

Thursday, August 12th 2010 - 04:14 UTC

Nixon attempts to prevent Mitrione’s 1970 murder by Uruguayan urban guerrillas

Daniel Mitrione, a director for the US Agency for International Development in Uruguay

President Richard Nixon’s administration suggested that Uruguayan leaders try to prevent the impending murder of a kidnapped US official by threatening to kill members of the insurgent group responsible for the abduction, according to newly declassified cables reproduced by Bloomberg News.

Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 05:51 UTC

Uruguay concerned with labour demands and fishing vessel seizures in Montevideo

Over seventy foreign flagged fishing vessels operate from Montevideo

Alleged labour disputes involving hundreds of thousands of US dollars have left seven Spanish fishing vessels legally stranded in Montevideo, threatening the reputation of Uruguay’s main port to continue as a South Atlantic fisheries hub.


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