Uruguayan president Jose Mujica will meet with Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner next June 2nd at the Uruguayan presidential farm in Anchorena, a 15 minutes helicopter ride from Buenos Aires, announced Wednesday Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro.
Consumer inflation in the United States unexpectedly dropped in April for the first time in more than a year. The 0.1 percent fall in the consumer price index was the first decrease since March 2009, figures from the Labor Department showed Wednesday.
“We must help the United States because they are on retreat, and they must manage that retreat”, said Uruguayan president Jose Mujica in an interview with a new Argentine newspaper “Tiempo Argentino” launched last Sunday. This is the first interview of the Uruguayan president to an Argentine daily.
During the first quarter of this year Uruguay beef exports to Russia reached 25.800 tons, which is almost twice more than during the same period of last year.
Uruguay has turned into one of the most optimistic country of the region according to the 2009 Governance Barometer which assesses perceptions and prospects of the population in 21 countries of Latinamerica and the Ibero-America (Spain and Portugal).
Uruguayan president José Mujica will be missing the coming Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union Summit scheduled for next week in Spain on medical grounds, it was reported officially and confirmed by the president.
Uruguay’s government raised its 2010 economic growth forecast and said it will focus on health programs, security and infrastructure to maintain expansion of at least 4% annually, Economy Minister Fernando Lorenzo said.
Uruguay’s ruling coalition received a “wake up call” from voters during last Sunday’s municipal elections, admitted Vice President Danilo Astori. The Broad Front managed to retain five, probably six, of the 19 regional governments (departments) in which Uruguay is divided, while the opposition took the rest.
Communist Ana Olivera became Sunday the first elected woman mayor of the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, following municipal elections for executive posts and councillors in the 19 regions in which the country is divided.
Uruguay’s April consumer inflation reached its highest level in thirteen months and for the second month running was above the 7% annual target, according to the latest report from the Statistics Institute.