Saturday, November 21st 2009 - 08:59 UTC

Sour anniversary for Botnia pulp mill Argentine pickets

The mill produces a million tons of pulp annually

An Argentine company has purchased 500 tons of pulp from the Uruguayan Botnia mill which is at the heart of a serious diplomatic controversy with Argentina that has reached the International Court of The Hague.

Friday, November 20th 2009 - 09:55 UTC

Brazil, Peru and Uruguay in “boom phase recovery”

Latinamerica Economic Climate Index growing steadily and surpasses January 2008

The Economic Climate Index (ECI) in Latin America, (developed in partnership between the German Ifo Institute and Brazil’s Getulio Vargas Foundation) rose to 5.2 from 4.0 points between July and October 2009, exceeding for the first time since January 2008, the average of the last ten years (5.1 points).

Friday, November 20th 2009 - 02:47 UTC

Uruguayan incumbent presidential candidate leads by 6 points in polls

Mujica (74) is closer to becoming Uruguay’s next president

With only ten days for the Uruguayan presidential run-off, incumbent candidate Jose Pepe Mujica leads with 48% vote intention while his rival Luis Alberto Lacalle stands at 42% and the undecided 10%, according to the latest public opinion poll released Thursday by a Montevideo newspaper.

Wednesday, November 18th 2009 - 14:13 UTC

The Mujica couple, if confirmed, promise an “austere and sober” government

Lucia Topolansky, the most voted Senator, president of the General Assembly could possibly have to play the role of First Lady

Senator Lucia Topolansky, who would become Uruguay’s First Lady if her husband and incumbent presidential candidate Jose Mujica is confirmed in the run-off on November 29th promises to keep to an “austere and sober” style of government.

Monday, November 16th 2009 - 16:24 UTC

The Hague ruling on Botnia pulp mill controversy will “favour Uruguay”

Paul Reichler, from Foley & Hoag, Boston representing Uruguay

The International Court of The Hague will rule favourably for Uruguay in the litigation with Argentina over the Botnia pulp mill constructed on the Uruguayan side of a jointly managed river, anticipated Uruguay’s chief attorney in the case, Paul Reichler.

Saturday, November 14th 2009 - 13:21 UTC

Uruguay will abandon Mercosur if Lacalle is elected president

Opinion polls show Lacalle nine points behind incumbent Mujica

Uruguay will definitively abandon Mercosur if Luis Alberto Lacalle is elected president in the run off on November 29th. Lacalle also forecasted that Mercosur as a customs union has not much time left, “it’s a dying organization”.

Thursday, November 12th 2009 - 07:26 UTC

Uruguay’s cruise season moves to Punta del Este fuelled by regional demand

MSC Musica will inaugurate the cruise season in Punta del Este

Uruguay’s 2009/2010 cruise season is scheduled to begin next November 20th in Montevideo with the arrival of “Minerva” and four days later in Punta del Este with “MSC Musica”.

Saturday, November 7th 2009 - 16:37 UTC

Polls show 7 points lead for Uruguayan incumbent presidential candidate

Mujica only need to retain their first round votes

Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential ticket, --Jose Mujica and Danilo Astori--, has a seven percentage points advantage over the opposition, Luis Alberto Lacalle and Jorge Larrañaga, for the run off the last Sunday of November, according to the latest opinion polls released in Montevideo

Monday, November 2nd 2009 - 14:14 UTC

Stora Enso confirms construction of pulp mill in Uruguay

The Swedish-Finnish-Chilean group became Uruguay’s largest land owner

The Swedish-Finland group Stora Enso and Chile’s Arauco confirmed to the Uruguayan government their intention of building a pulp mill in the country with an investment in the range of two billion US dollars reports the Montevideo daily Ultimas Noticias.

Saturday, October 31st 2009 - 11:41 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay again clash over the Botnia pulp mill

Uruguay accused Argentina of adulterating information presented at The Hague

The Argentine government strongly repudiated on Friday a report from the Environmental Board of Uruguay saying Argentina had “adulterated” information referred to the pulp mill dispute submitted to the International Court at The Hague.


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