Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 05:55 UTC

President Lula da Silva Visits Montevideo for Talks with Mujica

Lula da Silva and Mujica have a long bilateral agenda to address

Brazilian president Lula da Silva is expected in Montevideo, Uruguay Tuesday afternoon to hold talks with his counterpart Jose Mujica, following the Unasur extraordinary presidential summit in Buenos Aires.

Monday, May 3rd 2010 - 08:15 UTC

Annual Antarctic Treaty Conference Opens Monday in Uruguay

Climate change, tourism, Sea of the Law among the issues to be debated

Uruguay is hosting two Antarctic Treaty meetings which will officially be opened Monday May 3 in Punta del Este by Foreign Affairs minister Luís Almagro. Uruguayan authorities expect an attendance of over 350 foreign officials at the Thirty three Antarctic Treaty Consultative and the Thirteenth Committee on Environmental Protection meetings.

Monday, May 3rd 2010 - 03:57 UTC

Malaysia Air Force Officers Sue Government Over Missing Jet Engines Found in Uruguay

The two missing fighter engines are worth millions of US dollars

Five former Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) officers, including a brigadier-general, are suing the Armed Forces Council for wrongful dismissal. They are claiming that they had been wrongfully dismissed after an inquiry held over the two missing RMAF F5E fighter jet engines that were later located in a Uruguayan warehouse, apparently the property of an Argentine company.

Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 08:44 UTC

Argentine Supreme Court Judge says Botnia Pickets are “Illicit, but not Illegal”

Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni

An Argentine Supreme Court Judge has said that the pickets blocking an international bridge linking neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay to protest the construction of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side are “illicit but not illegal”.

Saturday, May 1st 2010 - 02:07 UTC

Uruguay Pushing for an Indian Embassy in Montevideo

R. Viswanathan seated in Buenos Aires is India’s ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay

Uruguay is pushing for a full Indian mission in its capital Montevideo, showcasing the country as the gateway to the region and to expand bilateral trade and economic relations, according to New Delhi reports.

Friday, April 30th 2010 - 05:54 UTC

Uruguay’s Fray Bentos Pulp Mill Boosts Profits of Finland’s UPM

The former Botnia plant the most competitive of the Finnish group

Finland’s pulp and paper manufacturer UPM's (OMX: UPM1V) Fray Bentos unit in Uruguay proved overwhelmingly the most profitable, helping to boost an otherwise first quarter profit of the year which was described as “unsatisfactory” by CEO Jussi Pesonen.

Friday, April 30th 2010 - 05:14 UTC

Overwhelming Majority of Uruguayan Children access Internet Regularly

A common sight in open spaces: school children with their green laptops

An overwhelming majority of Uruguayan children between the ages of 6 to 11 regularly use Internet according to a recent report from consultants Radar. The Seventh Profile on Uruguay’s Internauts shows that 85% of children use the net which represents a 30% increase over 2008 when the rate was 55%.

Thursday, April 29th 2010 - 05:41 UTC

Cristina Kirchner and Mujica Agree to Re-Channel Bilateral Relations

Both leaders ignored the pickets’ issue

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica said on Wednesday they will be working to “re-channel” bilateral relations and will strictly abide the ruling of the Botnia paper mill case.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010 - 06:46 UTC

Mujica and Cristina Meet to Trade Apologies, Pickets and an Inconvenient Situation

Pickets have promised to continue with their protest

Uruguay and Argentine presidents will be meeting Wednesday in Buenos Aires to analyze the aftermath of the International Court of Justice judgement on the pulp mills controversy and hopefully find a way, to peacefully lift Argentine protestors’ pickets that have been blocking since 2006 a bridge linking the neighbouring countries.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010 - 06:29 UTC

Banks Serving Rich Argentines Moving from Bs. As. to Miami and Montevideo

An estimated 16 out of 40 banks are estimated will be leaving Argentina

More than ten investment banks, including Wells Fargo, HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, will leave Argentina in the coming weeks, a Buenos Aires newspaper reported Monday.


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