Tuesday, September 21st 2010 - 01:19 UTC

Uruguay bans docking permit to Royal Navy vessel heading for the Falklands

HMS Gloucester had called in Rio do Janeiro and was heading for the Falklands (Pic RN)

HMS Gloucester, the Royal Navy South Atlantic patrol was banned from entering Montevideo for supplies and fuel, just a few hours before docking and in spite of having been authorized several days before to call in at Uruguay’s capital port.

Monday, September 20th 2010 - 04:25 UTC

Brazil’s post-election adjustment “won’t have much influence” on Uruguay

Uruguay’s Deputy Economy minister Pedro Buonomo, far from ‘equilibrium’

Uruguayan market analysts don’t believe Brazil’s attempts to prevent its currency from continuing to appreciate will have a relevant impact for Uruguay or for its foreign exchange rate.

Saturday, September 18th 2010 - 09:44 UTC

Uruguay could recognize Palestine next year; confirms solid ties with Iran

Mujica: the Uruguayan president when elected is the president of all Uruguayans

Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica said that ‘most probably’ next year his government would be recognizing Palestine and will continue to have “solid” relations with Iran, because it is in “the interest of the country”.

Saturday, September 18th 2010 - 03:50 UTC

Mujica rather mistrustful of Uruguay’s economic performance: too good to last

“Let’s hope we can take advantage of the situation”

President Jose Mujica said he was not satisfied with growth of the Uruguayan economy but rather ‘mistrustful’ since “good things are not for ever”, nevertheless the country must take full advantage of the situation.

Friday, September 17th 2010 - 03:45 UTC

Uruguay’s “life quality” tourism attracted 1.5 million in eight months

Hector Lescano manages a ministry that contributed a billion US dollar to the Uruguayan economy in 2009

The numbers of tourists arriving in Uruguay during the first eight months of 2010, compared to the same period a year ago, increased 13% and revenue jumped 20.2% according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Ministry of Tourism Hector Lescano.

Friday, September 17th 2010 - 03:21 UTC

He had to borrow money for a bus ticket to collect a 2 million USD lottery prize

The Golden Five chance game and the lucky numbers 06, 11, 18, 22, 28

A Uruguay construction worker had to borrow the equivalent of seven US dollars from a neighbour to get to work. It was Thursday morning and several turned up to loan him the requested money.

Thursday, September 16th 2010 - 05:15 UTC

Uruguayan economy expands 9.8% in first half over last year

Domestic demand has been one of the locomotives of Uruguay’s solid growth

The Uruguayan economy continues to expand strongly having advanced 2.3% in the second quarter over the first quarter and 10.4% compared to a year ago and 9.8% over the fist half of 2009, according to the latest release from the Central Bank.

Thursday, September 16th 2010 - 05:06 UTC

USDA forecasts Uruguay’s beef exports will increase to 400.000 tons in 2011

President Mujica gives the 1rst Prize-Hereford during the curently Prado Rural Show

Uruguay’s beef exports may rise by 2.6% next year as demand recovers from the global recession, according to a unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday, September 14th 2010 - 02:57 UTC

Uruguay feels Mercosur is a diplomatic club, still too distant from the people

Luis Almagro gave an X-ray version of Mercosur at Government House

Mercosur is currently a “Foreign Affairs ministries club” which has failed in getting people involved in the integration idea and process, said Uruguayan Foreign Secretary Luis Almagro during a press conference Monday at Government House.

Saturday, September 11th 2010 - 18:39 UTC

Uruguay’s definitive iron-ore feasibility project to be completed by mid-2011

Swiss-based iron ore mining start-up Zamin Ferrous through its Brazilian affiliate is finishing the drilling stage of an iron-ore project in Valentines, Uruguay, and expects to complete its “definitive” feasibility study by mid-2011.


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