Announcing the preliminary results of a call for tenders to supply wind energy, UTE, Uruguay's state power company, announced that 21 companies and consortia had presented valid offers last week.
Montes Del Plata, a 50/50 joint venture between Chilean Arauco and Finnish Stora Enso, manufactures cellulose pulp from wood, and has been operating in Uruguay since 2009.
Il dolce far niente, (the art of doing nothing), an old Italian expression, so difficult to define with words, becomes crystal-clear once you set foot in Estancia Vik in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay.
Uruguay facing a severe drought and insufficient rainfall began this week to receive electricity from the Argentine power grid. Uruguay’s electricity is mainly hydroelectric and in the country’s main dams the water level has been falling dramatically.
United States Ambassador to Chile Alejandro D. Wolff apologized to Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera for Wikileak revelations that showed U.S. officials questioning the past businessman practices of Piñera during last year’s presidential runoff race between the Conservative coalition candidate and Senator Eduardo Frei, of the center-left Concertacion coalition
Uruguayan exports soared 23.8% in value during 2010 compared to 2009 which represent a new record according to the country’s Union of Exporters. Sales totaled 6.76 billion US dollars while imports to the month of October (the latest Central Bank officially available data) reached 6.7 billion USD, which represent a 18.6% increase in the first ten months of last year.
Uruguay “exported” 1.414 football players during the last decade, (equivalent to 128 teams) to such different places as Argentina, Italy, Iraq, Russia or Romania according to a report from a local Montevideo newspaper.
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Latin America’s first museum dedicated to The Beatles opens in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on January 3 and will display the “treasures” of the greatest collector of objects paraphernalia from the Liverpool quartet.
President Jose Mujica described as a “formidable gesture” the Argentine government’s decision to facilitate the export of grains and fodder to Uruguay which in under an “agriculture emergency” because of a severe drought that threatens much of the cattle to the north of the country.