Thursday, August 5th 2010 - 09:14 UTC

Beware (River Uruguay) contaminators, warns Argentine top scientist

Contaminators “beware, the time of reckoning is coming” warns Enrique Martinez Argentina’s president of the National Institute of Industrial Technology, INTI who in a brief opinion column praises the recent agreement reached between Uruguay and Argentina to monitor the River Uruguay and ensure the non contamination of the shared water course.

Wednesday, August 4th 2010 - 21:02 UTC

Vegetables and meat prices push Uruguay’s inflation in July above 1%

The cold spell has hit farms and pastures

Uruguay’s consumer inflation increased 1.09% in July accumulating 4.21% so far this year and 6.29% in the last twelve months, which is in the target range of the Central bank.

Wednesday, August 4th 2010 - 03:45 UTC

Uruguay’s Science Park, an ambitious high tech development

Next Thursday will see the launching of works for Uruguay’s Science Park, an undertaking targeted to attract high tech medical and pharmaceutical industries linked to the production of drugs both for exporting and the domestic market, plus the promotion of scientific research and highly qualified jobs.

Wednesday, August 4th 2010 - 01:21 UTC

Uruguay’s exports in seven months increase 23% and reach 3.9 billion USD

Nueva Palmira has become a crucial port for Uruguayan exports

Uruguayan exports increased 22.78% during the first seven months of 2010 compared to the same period a year ago, according to Uruguay’s Union of Exporters. Sales totalled 3.9 billion US dollars while in the seven months of 2009, they reached 3.2 billion USD.

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010 - 06:05 UTC

What happens if Chilean maritime costs force cruises to cancel the Pacific leg?

Punta del Este on a busy summer day with several cruise vessels in the bay

A Uruguayan cruise industry expert has brought up an interesting debate about the whole business for South America if Chilean port and auxiliary services costs remain so high that they end convincing some of the cruise companies to drop the traditional Pacific and Chilean leg of the tours.

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010 - 00:49 UTC

Russia becomes Uruguay’s main client for beef in first half of 2010

The big barbeque at Uruguay’s stand in the Shanghai World Expo

The Russian Federation became at the end of the first half of the year, Uruguay’s main client for beef compensating weaker demand from the European Union and other important markets, according to the latest data from the country’s National Meat Institute, INAC.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 19:35 UTC

Kuwait plans to open embassy in Montevideo to bolster trade

Kuwait PM Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in a meeting with President Jose Mujica

Kuwait and Uruguay signed several agreements to bolster bilateral relations during the visit to Montevideo of a high level delegation from the Middle East country. Kuwaiti authorities announced that the kingdom would soon be opening an embassy in Montevideo.

Saturday, July 31st 2010 - 18:56 UTC

Mujica and Lula da Silva reiterate commitment to Mercosur and Unasur

Lula da Silva and Mujica cheered by people at the border city

Brazilian President Lula da Silva and Uruguay’s Jose Mujica on Friday defended South America’s integration as a peace zone and reiterated the two countries commitment to Mercosur and Unasur.

Friday, July 30th 2010 - 06:05 UTC

NZ Trade Minister shares in Uruguay dairy farming could cost him the job

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser has visited Uruguay

The financial dealings of New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser are under scrutiny amid revelations he owns thousands of shares in a Uruguayan-based dairy company that he actively promotes as part of his job, according to the NZ press.

Friday, July 30th 2010 - 03:21 UTC

The “good chemistry” between Mujica and CFK crucial for the agreement

Uruguayan opposition leaders Lacalle and Bordaberry praised Mujica for his determination and ability

The Uruguayan government and opposition expressed deep satisfaction with the agreement reached with Argentina for the monitoring of the River Uruguay which did not include ‘detrimental sovereignty issues’ and sealed the end to a long standing conflict.


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