Brazil has become Uruguay’s main trade partner and investor having taken over vital spaces of the country’s economy in its most dynamic sectors, according to different reports that have surfaced during the campaign for next month’s presidential election.
A recent survey by the Cisco Latin America Broadband Barometer showed that Chile has the highest percentage of broadband Internet connections in South America. The study found that 9.7% of Chile’s population has access to broadband.
Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala among nine countries remain in the so called “grey list” of tax havens from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, one of the issues to be addressed by the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
Even when dove hunting in Uruguay is open all year round, dove hunters should know that the best time of the year for this activity is September through April, spring-summer season in the southern hemisphere.
Uruguayan opposition parties are demanding Argentine ambassador Hernan Patiño be sanctioned for his active participation in a political rally in support of the ruling Broad Front coalition, an action described as “interference” in Uruguayan internal affairs.
Uruguayans beef consumption per capita in 2009 is expected to reach 58 kilos and 86 kilos of all types of meat according to the latest estimates from the National Meat Institute (INAC).
Uruguay sold 500 million US dollars of bonds maturing in 2025 in its first international debt issue in three years. The 16-year bonds are to yield 340.3 basis points above US Treasuries.
Uruguay’s main agriculture show ended Sunday with a record number of visitors and harsh criticisms for the government: Farmers complained bitterly about the ballooning fiscal expenditure, taxes and demanded a broadening of horizons beyond Mercosur.
Uruguay denied on Monday Argentina's claims at the International Court of The Hague that a pulp mill on a river separating the two countries is polluting the air and water, saying it meets environmental protection standards.
Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential candidate was strongly criticized by President Tabare Vazquez who described many of this comments out of place, and others simply “stupidities”.