Uruguay

Uruguay
Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 23:31 UTC

Uruguayan farmers planning to plant a record 700.000 hectares of soy beans

Wheat fields ready for another promising crop

Uruguay’s farmland dedicated to soy beans could establish a new expansion record this coming summer: 700.000 hectares. This included the 540.000 currently with wheat and other winter crops.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 11:48 UTC

Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, best places to live in South America, says UN

Brazil Latinamerica’s largest economy ranks 75

In a report released Monday, the United Nations Human development index ranks Norway as the best place in the world to live. Factors such as life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment, health system and GDP help determine these rankings.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 07:33 UTC

Uruguayan president Vazquez the most popular leader of the country

The president has suggested he might run again in 2014.

Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez is the political leader with the highest popular support in the country, 61%, with only five months left to the end of his five year mandate. Vazquez is also the first president elected in Uruguay with a Socialist ticket.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 01:53 UTC

Steady aim partridge hunting with Black River Outfitters in Uruguay

The challenge of low flying Uruguayan partridges

For any sportsman looking for a challenging opportunity other than barrel-melting with ducks and doves in Uruguay, partridge hunting organized by Black River Outfitters, is the perfect alternative.

Saturday, October 3rd 2009 - 06:21 UTC

Have you ever tried the “Devil Duck” hunting combo of Black River Outfitters in Uruguay?

Plenty of open lowlands with ducks waiting for game shooting

May 1st through September 15th is duck season in Uruguay.
With the Portela Brothers, owners and managers of Black River Outfitters, duck hunters from all over the world have an excellent opportunity to game at one of the finest duck breeding destinations imaginable.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 16:04 UTC

Uruguay’s fumbling presidential election makes the undecided soar

Mujica and Lacalle are suffering of oral incontinence

With just over three weeks to a crucial presidential election, Uruguayan political parties have been shocked by the latest public opinion polls: contrary to statistics both leading candidates have lost support while the undecided have doubled.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 09:35 UTC

Uruguay’s Afro-cultural tradition becomes world heritage

An impressive comparsa marching along the streets of Montevideo

Candombe, a dance and choreography of strong cultural tradition among the Afro-River Plate population which was originally brought by slaves mainly to Uruguay, was declared Wednesday as belonging to the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 09:25 UTC

Tango and candombe declared intangible cultural expressions by Unesco

Tango academies and tourism have become a world craze

Two of Uruguay’s most typical cultural expressions, tango and candombe (*) were declared on Wednesday part of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:51 UTC

Uruguayan president bans use of his image in the electoral campaign

Tabare Vazquez called for moderation and unity

Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez banned the use of his image in the closing weeks of the country’s general election next October 25th. The decision was aired in the Uruguayan Presidency site and coincides with the lifting of the ban on political publicity in the media.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:22 UTC

Uruguayan Tourism and Business Delegation visit USA

A delegation from the Uruguayan tourism and business sectors recently concluded a successful visit to Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York. The tour was organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism & Sports, in association with the Ministry of Economy & Finance, with logistical support sponsored by American Airlines.

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