Uruguay

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Friday, February 26th 2010 - 06:35 UTC

Mujica praises “strong message” from the US; plans to invite Obama to Uruguay

Mujica is scheduled to meet with other leaders during the day.

Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica will hold a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday morning, before the official inauguration, and will take advantage of her presence to invite US President Barack Obama to visit Uruguay.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 02:32 UTC

Hillary Clinton at Uruguayan President Mujica’s inauguration

The Secretary of State will reaffirm US interest in the region

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be visiting five Latinamerican countries next week beginning in Uruguay, representing President Barack Obama at the inauguration ceremony of president elect Jose Mujica on March first, according to Washington diplomatic sources.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010 - 02:18 UTC

IMF suggests Uruguay returns to “fiscal objectives” and creates “energy fund”

Economy Minister García, partly convinced by IMF’s report

The International Monetary Fund, IMF suggested Uruguay should retake its most ambitious “fiscal objectives” in the coming five-year budget to be discussed this year by the new parliament. The emphasis should be in “restricting” outlays since the current level of salary increases for civil service is “not sustainable”.

Saturday, February 20th 2010 - 21:18 UTC

President elect Mujica prepared to support Kirchner as Unasur chairman

Nestor Kirchner has a difficult relation with outgoing President Vázquez (L)

The next Uruguayan administration is open to consider voting for former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner as chairman of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, said Luis Almagro the incoming Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Thursday, February 18th 2010 - 22:17 UTC

Mujica administration plans to strengthen political links with the region

Incoming Uruguayan chancellor Luis Almagro: political contacts help solve all other issues

Uruguay’s president-elect Jose Mujica, once instated next March first, will be visiting several countries of the region while his administration will attempt closer political links with neighbouring countries to facilitate trade, said Luis Almagro, the future Foreign Affairs minister.

Thursday, February 18th 2010 - 00:06 UTC

Uruguayan main opposition leader praises pragmatism of president elect

Senator and ex president Luis Alberto Lacalle

Uruguay’s opposition main leader and former president Luis Alberto Lacalle (1990/1995) praised the pragmatism of president elect and former guerrilla leader Jose Pepe Mujica who will be taking office next March first.

Thursday, February 18th 2010 - 00:02 UTC

Argentine consumers boycott meat to force lower prices

Uruguayan beef is rapidly creeping into Buenos Aires butcher stands

A consumer group had called on Argentines, world leaders in beef consumption, to boycott the meat for a week in an effort to lower prices, according to news reports from Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, February 17th 2010 - 02:46 UTC

NZ dairy group in Uruguay reports improved results

Abundant rainfall helped fields to recover

NZ Farming Systems Uruguay has reported improved results on the back of better rainfall, growth in its farms, cost cutting and better milk prices.

Tuesday, February 16th 2010 - 02:27 UTC

Uruguay: New parliament with women leaders in both houses

 Senator Lucia Topolansky taking the oath of her peers

Women lead the two houses of the new Uruguayan parliament (99 Deputies and 30 Senators), which was sworn in on Monday following on the electoral results of October 29, when the ruling coalition again managed to garner a majority of seats as in 2004.

Friday, February 12th 2010 - 04:38 UTC

Petrobras signs agreement to begin oil exploration in Uruguay’s continental shelf

The agreement also includes Repsol-YPF and Galp Energia from Portugal

Brazil's state-managed oil company Petrobras signed this week an agreement with the Uruguayan state oil company Ancap to explore and produce oil and natural gas on Uruguay's continental shelf.

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