Uruguay

Uruguay
Tuesday, July 20th 2010 - 03:25 UTC

Argentina/Uruguay towns celebrate first month with no pickets

The San Martin bridge that links Gualeguaychú with Fray Bentos, next to the Botnia/UPM pulp mill

The Argentine city of Gualeguaychú and Fray Bentos across the shared River Uruguay celebrated Monday the first month of the end to pickets that since 2006 had impeded traffic and trade across the international bridge linking the two neighbouring locations.

Saturday, July 17th 2010 - 07:01 UTC

Bolivia confirms pipeline to supply Paraguay and Uruguay with natural gas

Hydrocarbons minister Fernando Vincenti confirmed that Bolivia is interested in extending its natural gas pipeline network to add Paraguay and Uruguay to its list of clients now limited to Mercosur main associates, Brazil and Argentina.

Saturday, July 17th 2010 - 06:41 UTC

Uruguay celebrates the 1950 World Cup feat, Brazil’s most fateful day

Alcides Ghigggia, the veteran striker

With the euphoria of the recent fourth place in the South Africa World Cup, Uruguay celebrated on Friday July 16th the 60th anniversary of the country’s main sport greatest feat ever: winning the World Soccer Cup in Brazil in 1950.

Thursday, July 15th 2010 - 23:26 UTC

Uruguayan concern with Argentine interception of vessels bound for the Falklands

Former Foreign Minister Guido Di Tella: the original key to the River Plate belongs to Argentina, Uruguay has a copy

Uruguay’s leading newspaper dedicated its Sunday’s editorial to the recent incident when the Argentine Navy, in shared Uruguayan-Argentine waters, forced a small merchant vessel linked to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands to identify itself and provide all the information related to cargo and destination.

Wednesday, July 14th 2010 - 05:18 UTC

A country full of gratitude defies freezing weather to honour Uruguay’s soccer team

The bus with the team surrounded by a joyous crowd draped in flags

Tens of thousands of Uruguayans took to the streets of Montevideo defying freezing weather and polar gusts to cheer and honour the ‘sky blue’ national team which came back from South Africa with a fourth place and striker Diego Forlan with the Golden Ball as the World’s Cup's best player.

Monday, July 12th 2010 - 02:48 UTC

Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, South Africa World’s Cup top individual player

His name is among the greatest of all times: Ronaldo, Romario, Zidedine Zidane, Maradona

Diego Forlan thumped his right boot against the advertising hoarding in Suwon. The 23-year-old striker's frustration was understandable. He had just spurned a glorious chance to score for Uruguay against Senegal. It was ultimately one that cost his country a 4-3 victory and a place in the Round of 16 of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.

Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 06:58 UTC

First woman Communist takes office as Mayor of Montevideo

Ana Olivera promises a spic-and-span city in six months

Montevideo’s first woman and Communist elected mayor, Ana Olivera took office on Friday promising to streamline the overweight administration of Uruguay’s capital and in six months, a spic-and-span city.

Thursday, July 8th 2010 - 08:13 UTC

Argentina analyzing Uruguayan counterproposal for joint river monitoring plan

Vice-president Astori: “the ball is in the Argentine court”

“The ball is now on the Argentine court” said Uruguayan Vice-president Danilo Astori commenting on the country’s counterproposal for the monitoring plan to be jointly applied with Argentina to pulp mills, other industries and urban locations straddling the shared River Uruguay.

Wednesday, July 7th 2010 - 06:58 UTC

Uruguay concerned with Argentine ‘naval harassment’ in South Atlantic international waters

Defence minister Luis Rosadilla informed Parliament of the “very serious situation”

Uruguayan merchant and naval shipping is under continuous harassment from the Argentine Navy in South Atlantic international waters, a new chapter of the difficult relations between the neighbouring countries, reports Montevideo’s main daily El Pais, quoting undisclosed Parliament sources.

Thursday, July 1st 2010 - 07:12 UTC

“This is no soccer match, only both sides must benefit”, says Timerman

Timerman (R) with  his counterpart Almagro during his recent visit at Uruguay

Argentina’s Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Timerman cautioned that the dispute with Uruguay over the Botnia/UPM pulp mill and its environmental impact can’t be seen as “a football match where one side wins and the other looses”, but rather as a situation where “the peoples of both countries benefit”.

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