Uruguay

Uruguay
Wednesday, September 9th 2009 - 00:29 UTC

Uruguayan ruling coalition ahead by one point, say latest opinion polls

Presidential hopeful Mujica seems to be slowly recovering lost ground

The Uruguayan ruling coalition has a vote intention of 45%, one point ahead of the opposition for the coming October 25th presidential election, according to the latest public opinion poll released Monday evening.

Monday, September 7th 2009 - 14:58 UTC

Argentine pulp mill protestors promise to “fight on” whatever The Hague ruling

In spite of the pickets the Botnia plant has been producing according to plans, mostly exports.

With only a week left for the beginning of the hearings in the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the pulp mills dispute between Uruguay and Argentina, pickets that have been blocking bridges between the two neighbouring countries promised to keep on the struggle.

Friday, September 4th 2009 - 09:37 UTC

Ring of scandals leaves Uruguay’s telecoms company acephalous

When requesting a laptop, think twice…

Uruguay’s government telecommunications company Antel was left headless following several scandals that forced the resignation of the president and vice-president of the board.

Friday, September 4th 2009 - 09:09 UTC

In spite of August surge, Uruguay expects 2009 inflation to be below 7%

Power and fuel supplied by government monopolies mostly responsible for August unexpected 1.23%

Uruguay’s retail inflation jumped an unexpected 1.23% in August, the highest in the last 14 months, totalling 5.11% in eight months and 7.28% in the last twelve months. If the tendency is confirmed during the last four months of 2009, the consumer prices index would be above the Central Bank’s upper target of 7%.

Thursday, September 3rd 2009 - 13:23 UTC

Uruguay’s economic policy and Mercosur links set to change predicts Moody’s

Mujica and Lacalle have different approaches regarding Mercosur

The risk-rating agency Moody’s Economy anticipates that whoever wins in Uruguay’s October presidential election, the only certainty is that “there will be changes in economic policy” and in regional inter-action, including a review of Mercosur relations.

Tuesday, September 1st 2009 - 12:59 UTC

Uruguay confirms submission to extend continental shelf to 350 miles

The request is based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Uruguay submitted a summary of the official request to extend the limits of its continental shelf from 200 to 350 miles, --in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea--, to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, CLCS, which is holding its 24th session in New York.

Tuesday, September 1st 2009 - 12:51 UTC

Uruguayan navy arrests Argentine poachers few miles from Montevideo

The vessels had 90 tons of yellow croaker a common and abundant species in the River Plate

Two Argentine vessels illegally fishing in Uruguayan waters were arrested over the weekend by a fisheries patrol from the Navy. The vessels had 90 tons of yellow croaker in their holds.

Tuesday, September 1st 2009 - 12:42 UTC

Surprise move: President Vazquez most trusted advisor Defence minister

Gonzalo Fernandez, a “dream team” advisor in a devalued ministry

With only two months left for Uruguay’s October general election President Tabare Vazquez, as had been anticipated, reshuffled his cabinet which included a major surprise: his main advisor and most trusted man was moved from Foreign Affairs to the ministry of Defence.

Tuesday, September 1st 2009 - 12:36 UTC

Four state-of-the-art Post Panamax portico cranes arrive in port of Montevideo

The huge cranes were transported from Shanghai is a special vessel

The Port of Montevideo has taken delivery of four state-of-the-art portico cranes, giving it the most advanced equipment of its type in Latin America and marking a further step in the effort to position it as the region’s leading seaport, the port operations company said.

Friday, August 28th 2009 - 20:04 UTC

Independent pollster forecasts opposition hopeful as next Uruguayan president

According to pollster MPC, the next Uruguayan president, Luis Alberto Lacalle

“Unless we face an abrupt and overwhelming change in the vote tendency of the majority of Uruguayans, the next president of the country will be the opposition National Party candidate, Luis Alberto Lacalle”, according to independent pollster MPC.

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