Wednesday, June 9th 2010 - 20:06 UTC

Uruguay received 910.597 tourists in the first four months of 2010

Taleb D. Rifai WTO Secretary General praised Uruguay for the management of the tourism industry

In the first four months of this year (high season in the southern hemisphere) Uruguay hosted 910.597 tourists who on average stayed nine days (spent over 800 USD per capita) totalling an estimated income of 744 million US dollars, according to Uruguay’s Deputy Secretary of Tourism and Sports Lilian Kechichian.

Wednesday, June 9th 2010 - 06:13 UTC

Federal Judge says Argentine government must guarantee “free circulation”

Pickets protesting the Botnia pulp mill said they will resist any removal

An Argentine federal Judge confirmed that the government should “guarantee the free circulation” of the bridge that links the Argentine city of Gualeguaychú with the Uruguayan city Fray Bentos.

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 - 04:05 UTC

Uruguayan announces more “active role” in exchange market to boost exports

Economy minister Fernando Lorenzo

The Uruguayan government plans a more active role in the foreign exchange market with the purpose of boosting exports competitiveness that have been suffering from the sliding depreciation of the US dollar.

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 - 00:50 UTC

Uruguay’s total meat exports in five months reach 613 million USD

Abattoirs will be receiving 2.55 million head of cattle this year

The value of Uruguay’s meat exports in the first five months of 2010 totalled 613million US dollars which represent a 33% increase over the same period a year ago, according to the latest data from the National Meats Institute, Inac.Of those 631 million USD, 81% correspond to beef and 5% to lamb and mutton.

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 - 00:27 UTC

Argentine top magistrate cautions pickets blocking bridge leading to Uruguay

Supreme Court president Ricardo Lorenzetti

Argentina’s Supreme Court president Ricardo Lorenzetti said that the blockade by Argentine pickets impeding, since 2006 crossing to neighbouring Uruguay, to protest the construction of a pulp mill, is “unsustainable”.

Monday, June 7th 2010 - 10:51 UTC

Uruguay’s May consumer inflation 0.16%

Economy Minister Fernando Lorenzo

Uruguay’s consumer prices rose in May at the slowest pace in six months amid falling costs for entertainment, transport and communication, according to the national statistics institute, INE. However the accumulated of the last twelve months is above target.

Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 08:25 UTC

Exclusive premium farms’ project in Uruguay wins British Architects award

KallosTurin Architects have won an international award from the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, for the design and construction of two farm houses in an environmental friendly residential development in one of Uruguay’s most fashionable resorts.

Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 05:52 UTC

Uruguay plans to sell 1 billion US dollars of bonds next year

Uruguay plans to sell about 1 billion US dollars of bonds next year, including 500 million of dollar- denominated debt, said Carlos Steneri, director of public credit at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 05:31 UTC

Southern Hemisphere Eurofruit congress to be held December in Uruguay

Uruguay is a strong exporter of premium citrus

Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere, the annual conference and exhibition event for the region's fresh produce industry, is coming to Uruguay for the first time on 1-3 December.

Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 05:28 UTC

Uruguayan president Mujica only asset is a 1987 VW Beatle

Pte. Mujica driving his old blue Fusca (Photo El Pais)

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica, 75, formally declared to the Transparency and Public Ethics commission that his entire wealth amounts to a 1987 Volkswagen Beatle valued at about 1.900 US dollars.


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