Uruguay’s next Foreign Affairs minister Ambassador Luis Almagro said that president elect Jose Mujica’s administration will sustain “an important relation” with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez because it is the country’s main supplier of oil and one of ten leading trade partners.
At least 20 crew members were rescued Thursday night after a cattle transport ship with more than 80 people capsized in waters off the coast of Tripoli when storms battered the eastern Mediterranean according to Lebanese security and United Nations sources.
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela visited Uruguay on Thursday where he met with president elect Jose Mujica and Vice-president Danilo Astori.
United States and Brazil agree ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya must have safe passage to leave Honduras and want the country's de facto president to step down to pave the way for national reconciliation, a senior Brazilian official said on Monday.
Japan is extending Uruguay a grant of 8.5 million US dollars to finance a solar power project, according to official Japanese sources. Japan’s Foreign Affairs minister Katsuya Okada and his Uruguayan counterpart Pedro Vaz signed the document Monday.
Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica said Friday that Finland’s Stora Enso will not be constructing a pulp mill along the border with Argentina close to where another mill, Botnia is already functioning and has led to an ongoing conflict with the neighbouring country.
Between forty and fifty Asian crewmembers from two Korean flagged fishing vessels that caught fire Thursday night while docked in Montevideo, are being questioned by Uruguayan judicial authorities.
Petrobras begins seismic surveying offshore Uruguay in early 2010 and will keep its level of investments in Argentina as part of the Latinamerica expansion policy of the Brazilian government managed oil and gas corporation.
Finaland’s Stora Enso, Europe’s largest paper and forest products’ company said Wednesday that the decision whether to construct a pulp mill in Uruguay could take “well over a year”.
Uruguay’s Ministry of Tourism forecasts some 400.000 tourists and crew members will be visiting the country during this summer cruise season, which represents a slight increase over the previous year.