Uruguay

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Saturday, October 10th 2009 - 16:52 UTC

UN plane crashes in Haiti killing Uruguayan and Jordanian peacekeepers

he cause of the crash remains unknown

Eleven United Nations peacekeepers, six of them Uruguayans were killed Friday when their surveillance plane crashed into a mountainside in Haiti during a routine patrol, United Nations officials said.

Friday, October 9th 2009 - 21:19 UTC

With two weeks to the Uruguayan election, only the undecided keep growing

Voters queuing to vote in Uruguay

With just two weeks left for polling day, Uruguay’s electorate is under saturation bombardment from the different political parties’ spots and public opinion polls on vote intention. Next October 25th Uruguayan voters elect president, parliament and will have to decide on two referendums that are proving controversial.

Friday, October 9th 2009 - 05:33 UTC

Career diplomat nominated as US ambassador in Montevideo

David D. Nelson is currently Acting Assistant Secretary

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate David D. Nelson to the post of United States Ambassador to Uruguay. His nomination has to be approved by Congress.

Thursday, October 8th 2009 - 07:29 UTC

Investors from Brazil, Argentina, Basque province and China flock to Uruguay

A view of Montevideo’s landscape with its many real estate opportunities

Investors from Argentina, Brazil, Spain’s Basque province and China are looking for opportunities in Uruguayan assets given the excellent political stability record of the country and proven reliability of its Judicial branch.

Wednesday, October 7th 2009 - 09:59 UTC

Uruguayan economy set to grow 0.6% this year and 3.5% in 2010, says IMF

IMF economist Oliver Blanchard

Uruguay’s economy is set to grow 0.6% this year and 3.5% in 2010 according to the latest estimates from the International Monetary Fund. This means Uruguay together with Peru will be the only two countries in South America that will expand in 2009. The previous IMF forecast was 1.3% and 2%.

Wednesday, October 7th 2009 - 09:27 UTC

US wishes to improve trade relations and cooperation with Uruguay

Walter Bastian has met with Uruguay’s two leading presidential candidates

United States wishes to improve and expand trade relations with Uruguay as well as scientific cooperation, was the message from the United States Barack Obama administration to the country’s ruling coalition presidential ticket for this month’s general election.

Wednesday, October 7th 2009 - 07:06 UTC

Uruguay has a new air terminal with annual capacity for 3 million pax

Uruguay officially opened this week the country’s new Carrasco international air terminal with a capacity to manage 3 million passengers annually, which makes it operational until 2030.

Wednesday, October 7th 2009 - 07:01 UTC

EU and Uruguay reach agreement on whisky import taxes

Uruguay’s whisky imports are almost 30 million USD

European Union closed an investigation into Uruguayan taxing of spirit imports after the country removed “unfair barriers” avoiding a complaint at the World Trade Organization.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 23:31 UTC

Uruguayan farmers planning to plant a record 700.000 hectares of soy beans

Wheat fields ready for another promising crop

Uruguay’s farmland dedicated to soy beans could establish a new expansion record this coming summer: 700.000 hectares. This included the 540.000 currently with wheat and other winter crops.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009 - 11:48 UTC

Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, best places to live in South America, says UN

Brazil Latinamerica’s largest economy ranks 75

In a report released Monday, the United Nations Human development index ranks Norway as the best place in the world to live. Factors such as life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment, health system and GDP help determine these rankings.

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