Saturday, December 12th 2009 - 15:32 UTC

Uruguay tells Stora Enso: no new pulp mills next to Botnia

The huge Botnia plant at the heart of the dispute with Argentina

Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica said Friday that Finland’s Stora Enso will not be constructing a pulp mill along the border with Argentina close to where another mill, Botnia is already functioning and has led to an ongoing conflict with the neighbouring country.

Saturday, December 12th 2009 - 14:57 UTC

Four Korean fishing vessels burnt and lost in Montevideo in two months

Korean jiggers and trawlers docked in Montevideo

Between forty and fifty Asian crewmembers from two Korean flagged fishing vessels that caught fire Thursday night while docked in Montevideo, are being questioned by Uruguayan judicial authorities.

Thursday, December 10th 2009 - 11:40 UTC

Early next year Petrobras begins oil seismic surveying offshore Uruguay

Jorge Zelada head of Petrobras International Areas Department

Petrobras begins seismic surveying offshore Uruguay in early 2010 and will keep its level of investments in Argentina as part of the Latinamerica expansion policy of the Brazilian government managed oil and gas corporation.

Thursday, December 10th 2009 - 11:36 UTC

Construction of Stora Enso pulp mill in Uruguay is further delayed

Financial Director Markus Rauramo

Finaland’s Stora Enso, Europe’s largest paper and forest products’ company said Wednesday that the decision whether to construct a pulp mill in Uruguay could take “well over a year”.

Wednesday, December 9th 2009 - 08:42 UTC

Cruise visitors in Uruguay this season close to 400.000

Punta del Este has become the main attraction

Uruguay’s Ministry of Tourism forecasts some 400.000 tourists and crew members will be visiting the country during this summer cruise season, which represents a slight increase over the previous year.

Saturday, December 5th 2009 - 09:05 UTC

President-elect Mujica calls on Uruguayans “to talk less and work more”

Uruguay is not a plug but a bridge for the region and not easy neighbours according to Mujica

President elect Jose Pepe Mujica said that Uruguay has a strategic position in the region with a great future and he conceives the country not as a “wedge” but as a “bridge”.

Saturday, December 5th 2009 - 03:37 UTC

November inflation in Uruguay remains unchanged: annual target 5.9%

Economists say that the strong peso is helping to make imported goods cheaper

Uruguayan consumer prices in November remained virtually unchanged with a 0.06% increase over October, having accumulated in the last twelve months 6.39% and 5.41% in the eleven months of 2009, according to the latest data released by the Statistics Office.

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 13:32 UTC

Mujica to meet with Lula da Silva next week in Montevideo

Uruguayan president elect Mujica has a busy schedule (Photo file)

Uruguayan president-elect Jose Mujica is scheduled to meet next Tuesday with Brazilian president Lula da Silva on the sidelines of the Mercosur summit to be held in Montevideo, according to diplomatic sources.

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 10:28 UTC

Mujica wants “the best possible relations” with Argentina

The Botnia pickets, a headache for the incoming president

Uruguayan President-elect José Mujica vowed to have “the best possible relations” with Argentina and “isolate” the conflict over the Botnia pulp mill, which has generated frictions in the bilateral relation.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 13:17 UTC

Hollywood has a 'Panic Attack!'

Federico Alvarez and his camera

A few weeks ago, a movie industry pal tipped me off to an especially cool new YouTube short by an obscure filmmaker from Uruguay. “Watch it,” he said. “This guy is going to be a big star.”


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