Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 12:12 UTC

Uruguay opposition parties blast Argentine ambassador’s interferences

Ambassador Hernán Patiño, the wrong stage, the wrong moment

Uruguayan opposition parties are demanding Argentine ambassador Hernan Patiño be sanctioned for his active participation in a political rally in support of the ruling Broad Front coalition, an action described as “interference” in Uruguayan internal affairs.

Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 05:09 UTC

Uruguayans will consume 86 kg of meat per capita this year

Meat industry estimates 2009 will be a slightly below average year in slaughtered heads and beef exports.

Uruguayans beef consumption per capita in 2009 is expected to reach 58 kilos and 86 kilos of all types of meat according to the latest estimates from the National Meat Institute (INAC).

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 12:43 UTC

Uruguay sells 500 million dollars of bonds maturing 2025

Minister García said the operation was evidence of confidence in the country

Uruguay sold 500 million US dollars of bonds maturing in 2025 in its first international debt issue in three years. The 16-year bonds are to yield 340.3 basis points above US Treasuries.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009 - 12:48 UTC

Uruguayan farmers demand fewer taxes and less Mercosur commitments

Manuel Lussich warned about surging government spending

Uruguay’s main agriculture show ended Sunday with a record number of visitors and harsh criticisms for the government: Farmers complained bitterly about the ballooning fiscal expenditure, taxes and demanded a broadening of horizons beyond Mercosur.

Monday, September 21st 2009 - 21:22 UTC

Uruguay denies harmful river pollution:“the right pulp mill at the right place”

$1.2 billion mill meets strict World Bank standards as well as those applicable to pulp mills built in Europe.

Uruguay denied on Monday Argentina's claims at the International Court of The Hague that a pulp mill on a river separating the two countries is polluting the air and water, saying it meets environmental protection standards.

Saturday, September 19th 2009 - 04:08 UTC

Some of Mujica’s comments are simply “stupidities” says Uruguayan president

President Vazquez currently in New York also joined the controversy

Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential candidate was strongly criticized by President Tabare Vazquez who described many of this comments out of place, and others simply “stupidities”.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 15:28 UTC

Uruguayan president calls for stronger and more balanced Mercosur

Tabare Vazquez questioned trade practices from senior members Argentina and Brazil

Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez called for an integrated Mercosur with a greater number of countries to make it more competitive overseas, but also demanded greater balance inside the group among members.

Friday, September 18th 2009 - 06:11 UTC

Argentina, a country of “paranoiac reactions”, and the Kirchners, “what a gang”

Explosive comments from presidential hopeful Jose Pepe Mujica

“The Kirchners are lefties, but what a left, mamma mia, what a gang!” and Argentina is a country “of hysteric, mad, paranoiac reactions”. The comments belong to Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential candidate, Jose Mujica and whom opinion polls show him comfortably ahead for next October’s election.

Wednesday, September 16th 2009 - 20:34 UTC

Uruguay farm-land sales down but prices pick up again

Farm land sales in Uruguay during the first half of 2009 dropped, but the average price for the hectare actually increased 25% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest release from the Ministry of Agriculture Statistics Office (DIEA).

Wednesday, September 16th 2009 - 12:36 UTC

Uruguay and US express concern over possible arms race in South America

President Vazquez said resources should be used to combat poverty and development

Uruguay and the United States expressed concern Tuesday that recent weapons purchases could lead to an arms race in South America. In a joint appearance, Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also pledged co-operation on trade, scientific research and other fields.


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