Monday, April 26th 2010 - 21:24 UTC

Uruguay 2010 Soy-Bean Boom Crop Could be Just a One Year Record

Farmers preparing for a two million tons soy harvest

Uruguay is currently harvesting what is considered a record crop of soybean the ever expanding oil seed that as in neighbouring countries is taking over land from other exploitations and has made Mercosur the world’s leading producer and exporter.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 06:21 UTC

Pulp Mill Dispute: Protest and Counter Protest on Both Sides of the River Uruguay

The massive demonstration on the San Martin bridge

Angry protestors from Argentina marched Sunday on to the bridge linking with Uruguay to express their disenchantment with the recent international court judgement on the pulp mill dispute, which confirmed the mill does not pollute and there’s no sufficient evidence for re-location or damages’ compensation as demanded by Argentine environmentalists.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 03:23 UTC

Taiana calls Gualeguaychú activists to reconsider position and lift pickets

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana has a non pleasant task

Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana called on Gualeguaychú activists that keep international San Martín bridge blocked for more than three years to “reconsider their ways of action, mostly after the International Court of Justice ruling”.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 03:11 UTC

Cristina and Mujica to address Court ruling’s effects next Wednesday

Both leaders want a quick normalization of relations

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his Argentine peer Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are to meet next Wednesday afternoon in Buenos Aires in what is to be the first encounter after The Hague International Court's ruling on Botnia paper mill was made public Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 21:20 UTC

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner to address “bi-national relations and pickets”

The San Martin international bridge blocked by environmentalist pickets

“There are no miracles; we feel cool about the decision”, said Uruguayan president Jose Mujica following the International Court of Justice ruling which means there will be no relocation of the Orion pulp mill which besides does not contaminate, as was claimed by Argentina when it presented its case back in 2006.

Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 21:11 UTC

“Argentina’s environmental hypocrisy”

Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk RP Bio

In its judgement on ”Pulp mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina vs. Uruguay)”, the International Court of Justice, (UN principal judicial organ) declared that Uruguay has not breached its substantive obligations for the protection of the environment provided by the Statute of the River Uruguay by authorizing the construction and commissioning of the Orion (Botnia) pulp mill.

Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay’s and Argentina celebrate Court’s ruling on pulp mill dispute

Magistrates make public the Court’s Judgement

Much as was anticipated, Uruguay and Argentina celebrated as favourable the ruling of the International court of Justice regarding a long standing pulp mills dispute, while environmentalists were totally disappointed and promised to continue and intensify their protests and pickets.

Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 15:55 UTC

Farming nations meet in Uruguay in anticipation of G-20 summit

President Mujica inaugurated the Cairns Group meeting in Punta del Este

The world's large economies could make progress to revive stalled world trade talks at two G20 summits later this year, officials from farming nations said on Monday at a two-day meeting in Uruguay.

Saturday, April 17th 2010 - 03:26 UTC

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner prepare for the “day after” The Hague ruling

Mujica and Mrs. Kirchner during their recent meeting in Casa Rosada

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica and his Argentine peer Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will meet in Buenos Aires the day after the International Court of Justice rules on the pulp mill dispute which has soured bilateral relations between the neighbouring countries since 2006.

Friday, April 16th 2010 - 04:15 UTC

Pluna places order for three extra Bombardier CRJ900 totalling a fleet of ten

The CRJ900 with Pluna’s colours in Carrasco Airport, Montevideo

Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday that Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas S.A. has signed a follow-on firm order for three CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on an additional six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.


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