Saturday, September 26th 2009 - 00:28 UTC

Uruguayan economy becoming growingly Brazil dependent

Agro-business, energy and finance have been targeted by Brazilian investors

Brazil has become Uruguay’s main trade partner and investor having taken over vital spaces of the country’s economy in its most dynamic sectors, according to different reports that have surfaced during the campaign for next month’s presidential election.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 23:42 UTC

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay lead broadband use in South America

In Chile 31% of homes have broadband connections

A recent survey by the Cisco Latin America Broadband Barometer showed that Chile has the highest percentage of broadband Internet connections in South America. The study found that 9.7% of Chile’s population has access to broadband.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 14:07 UTC

Uruguay on the “grey list” of OECD tax havens

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria is attending the G20 summit

Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala among nine countries remain in the so called “grey list” of tax havens from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, one of the issues to be addressed by the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 05:02 UTC

Dove Hunting in Uruguay with Black River Outfitters

The sky specked with doves, a hunter’s paradise

Even when dove hunting in Uruguay is open all year round, dove hunters should know that the best time of the year for this activity is September through April, spring-summer season in the southern hemisphere.

Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 12:12 UTC

Uruguay opposition parties blast Argentine ambassador’s interferences

Ambassador Hernán Patiño, the wrong stage, the wrong moment

Uruguayan opposition parties are demanding Argentine ambassador Hernan Patiño be sanctioned for his active participation in a political rally in support of the ruling Broad Front coalition, an action described as “interference” in Uruguayan internal affairs.

Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 05:09 UTC

Uruguayans will consume 86 kg of meat per capita this year

Meat industry estimates 2009 will be a slightly below average year in slaughtered heads and beef exports.

Uruguayans beef consumption per capita in 2009 is expected to reach 58 kilos and 86 kilos of all types of meat according to the latest estimates from the National Meat Institute (INAC).

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 12:43 UTC

Uruguay sells 500 million dollars of bonds maturing 2025

Minister García said the operation was evidence of confidence in the country

Uruguay sold 500 million US dollars of bonds maturing in 2025 in its first international debt issue in three years. The 16-year bonds are to yield 340.3 basis points above US Treasuries.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009 - 12:48 UTC

Uruguayan farmers demand fewer taxes and less Mercosur commitments

Manuel Lussich warned about surging government spending

Uruguay’s main agriculture show ended Sunday with a record number of visitors and harsh criticisms for the government: Farmers complained bitterly about the ballooning fiscal expenditure, taxes and demanded a broadening of horizons beyond Mercosur.

Monday, September 21st 2009 - 21:22 UTC

Uruguay denies harmful river pollution:“the right pulp mill at the right place”

$1.2 billion mill meets strict World Bank standards as well as those applicable to pulp mills built in Europe.

Uruguay denied on Monday Argentina's claims at the International Court of The Hague that a pulp mill on a river separating the two countries is polluting the air and water, saying it meets environmental protection standards.

Saturday, September 19th 2009 - 04:08 UTC

Some of Mujica’s comments are simply “stupidities” says Uruguayan president

President Vazquez currently in New York also joined the controversy

Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential candidate was strongly criticized by President Tabare Vazquez who described many of this comments out of place, and others simply “stupidities”.


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