Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 - 12:10 UTC

EU welcomes newly qualified seafood exports

Daniel Montiel, national director of Aquatic Resources.

The European Union (EU) informed the National Directorate of Aquatic Resources (DINARA) that Uruguay will be able to resume shipments of seafood products to the EU market. This announcement marks the end of restrictions imposed by the European bloc in 2008.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 11:03 UTC

Uruguayan president-elect begins round of talks on four basic issues

Pedro Bordaberry, leader of the junior opposition Colorado party

Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica and the leader of the junior opposition Colorado Party Pedro Bordaberry met Monday afternoon and agreed to collaborate at technical level in several issues that are considered crucial for the country.

Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 10:35 UTC

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner to meet next week in Montevideo

A possible solution to the Botnia pulp mill dispute will be top of the agenda (Photo file)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be meeting next week with Uruguay’s president-elect Jose Mujica, announced Argentine ambassador in Montevideo, Hernán Patiño Mayer.

Monday, November 30th 2009 - 12:20 UTC

PINTA '09 showcases Latin American art from 60 art galleries in Latin America

Mauro Herlitzka, Institutional Director of PINTA.

There were few signs of a recession ridden United States at PINTA '09, the modern and contemporary art fair, showcasing Latin American art from 60 art galleries in Latin America, the United States and Europe. The third annual art fair held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York might be a young fair, but upon closer inspection of the high quality of art produced in Latin America, it has become an important player in the global art scene presenting the best of Latin American art not only to the United States, but also to the world.

Monday, November 30th 2009 - 11:51 UTC

Mujica reaches out to the opposition and calls for political agreements

The ruling coalition followers celebrate under rain and wind Mujica’s victory.

Jose “Pepe” Mujica, 74, from the ruling Broad Front coalition was confirmed Sunday as Uruguay’s next president having defeated in the run-off 51.9% to 44.1%, Conservative candidate and former president Luis Alberto Lacalle.

Saturday, November 28th 2009 - 07:23 UTC

Mujica supports Lula da Silva government style and his Iran policy

The former guerrilla leader said it is a gross mistake to “fence in Iran”

Uruguay’s incumbent presidential candidate Jose “Pepe” Mujica again supported Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s administration and policies, describing as a “genius move” the decision to receive this week in Brasilia the controversial Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Friday, November 27th 2009 - 05:12 UTC

South America backs Argentina/Uruguay bid to host 2030 World Cup

In 1930 Uruguay won the first World Cup by beating Argentina 4-2

South American football's governing body CSF has backed a bid by Argentina and Uruguay to jointly stage the 2030 World Cup finals to commemorate the centenary of the first tournament that was also held in Uruguay.

Thursday, November 26th 2009 - 13:47 UTC

President Vazquez will personally congratulate his successor Sunday night

Vazquez leaves in three months time with a record approval rating of 70%

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez will personally congratulate the winner of Sunday’s presidential election run-off, which has two hopefuls: the ruling coalition Jose Pepe Mujica who leads with a comfortable margin in public opinion polls, and the opposition candidate Luis Alberto Lacalle.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 13:16 UTC

Disenchantment factor ahead of next Sunday’s Uruguayan presidential runoff

Opinion polls show Mujica as Uruguay’s next president

With less than a week for Sunday’s runoff when Uruguay’s next president will be definitively elected, public opinion polls show support for both candidates “frozen” with a significant percentage undecided or with the intention of voting blank or spoiling their vote.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 07:49 UTC

Lula da Silva anticipated his Uruguayan election vote: incumbent Mujica

An admirer of Lula da Silva, Mujica (L)  promises more integration with Mercosur

A leading figure from the ruling Workers Party of Brazil visited this weekend Uruguayan presidential candidate Jose “Pepe” Mujica with a message from President Lula da Silva.


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