Thursday, January 14th 2010 - 09:55 UTC

Uruguay with the fourth highest inflation in the region last year

A fall in international demand and in the price of commodities helped contain inflation in Latinamerica with the exception of Venezuela.

Uruguay’s inflation in 2009 was on target, 5.9%, but nevertheless it was the highest in Latinamerica behind Venezuela, Jamaica and Argentina, according to data from Uruguay’s central bank. Overall the global slowdown impacted on the region with lower inflation rates.

Wednesday, January 13th 2010 - 08:41 UTC

Mujica in Argentina to discuss agenda of “mutual interest issues”

President elect Jose Mujica is expected to meet with Cristina Kirchner (Photo file)

Uruguayan president elect Jose Mujica travelled Tuesday to Buenos Aires to hold a meeting with her Argentine peer Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and other officials, confirming his promise that “we need a healthy and strong relation with Argentina”.

Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 17:26 UTC

International Jazz Festival, musical highlight of Punta del Este

By David P. Michaels on location in Uruguay (*)
International celebrities visiting the Latin American “jet-set” resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay come and go with the fashions. However one of the permanent attractions of the Punta del Este season is the “must see” International Jazz Festival.

Tuesday, January 12th 2010 - 03:57 UTC

Uruguay's leader may join “responsible left” bloc

Few in Uruguay fear “Pepe” Mujica will opt for a Venezuelan-inspired radicalism

Mr. Oppenheimer is an Argentine born columnist from The Miami Herald who writes regularly about Latinamerican affairs. His opinions and comments, well supported with data and quotes, are taken into account by corporations and businesses with interests in the region.
One of his latest contributions refers to Uruguay and its recently elected president, a former left wing guerrilla leader. The heading is not necessarily that informative since Uruguay already belongs to the group identified as “responsible left”.

Monday, January 11th 2010 - 13:12 UTC

Uruguay benefiting from Argentina’s constitutional showdown

Carlos Protasi, former Uruguayan central bank governor

The constitutional showdown in Argentina triggered by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attempt to fire Central Bank president Martin Redrado will benefit Uruguay that is poised to receive more investments from Argentine businessmen, according to Uruguayan financial sources quoted in the local media.

Saturday, January 9th 2010 - 14:15 UTC

Botnia dispute “possibly linked” to burglaries in Uruguayan embassy in Argentina

Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Pedro Vaz

Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Pedro Vaz confirmed Friday that the embassy in Buenos Aires suffered several attacks, burglaries and threats during the last five year period and did not discard it could possibly be linked to the dispute with Argentina over the construction of a pulp mill on a shared border river.

Thursday, January 7th 2010 - 17:27 UTC

Former Argentine ambassador in Montevideo praises Uruguay’s “three Joes”

Hernan Patiño Meyer admirer of Uruguay’s political process

The Argentine government accepted on Wednesday the resignation of its ambassador in Uruguay, Hernan Patiño Meyer who has been involved in a political controversy following comments praising Uruguayan president-elect Jose Mujica.

Wednesday, January 6th 2010 - 11:09 UTC

Uruguayan exports fall of 8.7% in 2009 is considered a success

Uruguay’s Exporters Union is optimistic about trade in 2010.

Uruguayan exports dropped 8.71% and imports 17.62% during 2009 in line with the overall global contraction. Only five of Uruguay’s main trade partners received more exports and only five of the country’s main export products showed an increase in US dollar value sales.

Wednesday, January 6th 2010 - 03:19 UTC

Uruguay confirms total support to China’s Taiwan and Tibet policies

Uruguayan Deputy Roque Arregui

China thanked Uruguay for its staunch and sustained support in crucial issues such as the one-China policy and Tibet. Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and Uruguay’s Lower House president Roque Arregui, currently visiting China, met earlier this week in Beijing.

Tuesday, January 5th 2010 - 12:33 UTC

Uruguayan beef and vegetables in Argentina’s 2011menu

Argentina’s herd is forecasted to drop by at least 3 million in the next twelve months

Argentina is a nation that prides itself on having more cattle than people but because of erred policies may soon be forced to import beef to keep its meat-loving citizens happy at the dinner table.


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