Uruguay

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Tuesday, March 23rd 2010 - 22:10 UTC

Uruguay on the world’s viticulture map with its distinctive Tannat wines

The hardy Tannat grape originally from south-east France was first introduced in Uruguay by the Basque Frenchman Pascual Harriague

Argentina has its Malbec; Chile has its Carmenere and now Uruguay, not to be out-classed by its more famous wine-producing neighbours, is taking the world of viticulture by storm, with its distinctive Tannat wines.

Saturday, March 20th 2010 - 04:18 UTC

A clear majority of Uruguayans optimistic about President Mujica’s government

In spite of the positive attitude, President Mujica will have to tackle public opinion “obsession” with security issues

A clear majority of Uruguayans, 61% is optimistic about the future and believes that the government of President Jose Mujica will “be good or very good”, according to the latest Equipos Mori public opinion poll released this week.

Wednesday, March 17th 2010 - 00:43 UTC

Uruguay enjoys record crops but 2010 prospects not so clear

Corn fields benefited from abundant rainfall in summer months

Uruguay expects for this year a record export of grains and oilseeds, however prospects for the rest of the year are not too clear given abundant crops worldwide which will have an impact on prices.

Monday, March 15th 2010 - 20:16 UTC

Uruguay/Bolivia sign agreement to exchange natural gas for sea outlet

Evo Morales praised Uruguay’s support

Bolivia will gain access to Atlantic ports in Uruguay in exchange for a pledge of natural gas exports to Montevideo in an agreement signed in La Paz by presidents Evo Morales and José Mujica.

Saturday, March 13th 2010 - 00:09 UTC

Brussels approves Uruguayan fish industry sanitary standards

EU has determined that Uruguay meets 'adequate standards' for its seafood. (FIS)

The European Commission (EC) has ruled that the controls carried out by Uruguayan sanitary authorities guarantee the “adequate standards” demanded by Community norms for imported seafood products.

Wednesday, March 10th 2010 - 00:42 UTC

Germany wants “Graf Spee” Nazi eagle displayed in a museum

The giant bronze eagle with spread wings and a swastika under its talons was salvaged from the wreckage in 2006

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called Tuesday for wreckage from a Nazi-era warship recovered off the coast of Uruguay to be displayed in a museum rather than auctioned to the public.

Tuesday, March 9th 2010 - 22:37 UTC

Mujica first overseas trip: Piñera’s inauguration and Bolivia

Uruguay will invite Bolivia to participate in the construction of a deep water port in the Atlantic

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica will be present Thursday at the inauguration ceremony of Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera and will later travel to Bolivia, his first overseas trip since taking office March first, according to government house sources.

Saturday, March 6th 2010 - 11:33 UTC

Mujica will be present at Piñera’s inauguration but not Lula da Silva

Four years of recovery works await Chilean president elect Piñera

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica has confirmed his attendance to the inauguration of Chilean president elect Sebastián Piñera next March 11. However news from Sao Paulo indicates that President Lula da Silva will not be participating at the very austere ceremony to be held in Valparaiso.

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010 - 04:26 UTC

Uruguay: Mujica calls for political dialogue and commitment to Mercosur

President Mujica and Vice-president Astori

Jose “Pepe” Mujica, (74) who decades ago served time in prison for taking up arms against Uruguay's “bourgeois state” was sworn in Monday as the country's new president. In his main speech he called for dialogue and regional integration.

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010 - 02:24 UTC

Hillary Clinton praises Uruguayan democratic system as “very strong”

US Secretary of State with President Jose Mujica

United States Secretary of States Hillary Clinton described the Uruguayan democracy as “very strong” and praised the solidity of its political system. Mrs. Clinton was in Montevideo on Monday, for a few hours, representing President Barack Obama in the inauguration ceremony of Uruguayan president Jose Mujica.

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