Wednesday, July 28th 2010 - 06:55 UTC

Mujica/Mrs. Kirchner summit: River Uruguay waters are choppier than expected

President Pepe Mujica confident on an understanding

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica will be meeting with his peer Cristina Kirchner Wednesday in Buenos Aires in what seems an attempt to unbind differences relative to the joint monitoring of the river Uruguay, particularly the Finnish pulp mill UPM/Botnia which is at the heart of the ongoing dispute between the neighbouring countries.

Tuesday, July 27th 2010 - 23:51 UTC

Fitch upgrades Uruguay’s debt to BB, just below investment grade

Uruguay outperformed its peers

Citing the “increased resilience to external shocks” Fitch upgraded Uruguay to BB from BB-, two levels below investment-grade and in line with Standard & Poor's. Moody's Investors Service rates Uruguay at Ba3, three levels below investment grade. Fitch last increased the country's rating in July 2007, taking it up one level from B+.

Tuesday, July 27th 2010 - 02:09 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina agree water-monitoring negotiations are “not blocked”

Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro determined to find a solution to the dispute

Discussions for the joint monitoring of the River Uruguay with Argentina are “not blocked” and “we have a very strong commitment with the on-going negotiations” said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro following Monday morning’s ministerial cabinet meeting headed by President Jose Mujica.

Saturday, July 24th 2010 - 05:24 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina ‘scientific monitoring’ inside pulp mill remains unsolved

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman

Uruguay and Argentina continued on Friday working to reach an agreement for the joint monitoring of the Uruguay River, with the goal of overcoming the long-standing conflict over the Botnia/UPM pulp mill.

Saturday, July 24th 2010 - 03:28 UTC

The “Viking”, an “ultra K” next Argentine ambassador in Montevideo

Dante Dovena, a life dedicated to the Argentine ruling coalition

An ‘ultra K’ as the most dedicated supporters of Argentina’s ruling couple Kirchner are identified, will most probably be the next ambassador in Montevideo, according to press reports on both sides of the River Plate.

Thursday, July 22nd 2010 - 09:05 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina on 48 hours ‘reflection period’ before retaking negotiations

Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro

Uruguay and Argentina agreed Wednesday on a 48 hours “reflection period” before retaking formal negotiations for the joint monitoring of the River Uruguay, which is at the heart of the pulp mills dispute, and alleged contamination, between the neighbouring countries.

Tuesday, July 20th 2010 - 03:51 UTC

Uruguay overall tourism champion in Latinamerica, says Latin Tourism Index

Punta del Este, the world renowned sea resort that attracts hundreds of thousands during the austral summer

Uruguay is overall champion of tourism in Latin America, according to the Latin Tourism Index from Latin Business Chronicle

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.


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