Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 16:04 UTC

Uruguay’s fumbling presidential election makes the undecided soar

Mujica and Lacalle are suffering of oral incontinence

With just over three weeks to a crucial presidential election, Uruguayan political parties have been shocked by the latest public opinion polls: contrary to statistics both leading candidates have lost support while the undecided have doubled.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 09:35 UTC

Uruguay’s Afro-cultural tradition becomes world heritage

An impressive comparsa marching along the streets of Montevideo

Candombe, a dance and choreography of strong cultural tradition among the Afro-River Plate population which was originally brought by slaves mainly to Uruguay, was declared Wednesday as belonging to the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco.

Thursday, October 1st 2009 - 09:25 UTC

Tango and candombe declared intangible cultural expressions by Unesco

Tango academies and tourism have become a world craze

Two of Uruguay’s most typical cultural expressions, tango and candombe (*) were declared on Wednesday part of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:51 UTC

Uruguayan president bans use of his image in the electoral campaign

Tabare Vazquez called for moderation and unity

Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez banned the use of his image in the closing weeks of the country’s general election next October 25th. The decision was aired in the Uruguayan Presidency site and coincides with the lifting of the ban on political publicity in the media.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:22 UTC

Uruguayan Tourism and Business Delegation visit USA

A delegation from the Uruguayan tourism and business sectors recently concluded a successful visit to Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York. The tour was organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism & Sports, in association with the Ministry of Economy & Finance, with logistical support sponsored by American Airlines.

Saturday, September 26th 2009 - 00:28 UTC

Uruguayan economy becoming growingly Brazil dependent

Agro-business, energy and finance have been targeted by Brazilian investors

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.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 23:42 UTC

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay lead broadband use in South America

In Chile 31% of homes have broadband connections

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.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 14:07 UTC

Uruguay on the “grey list” of OECD tax havens

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria is attending the G20 summit

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.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 05:02 UTC

Dove Hunting in Uruguay with Black River Outfitters

The sky specked with doves, a hunter’s paradise

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.

Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 12:12 UTC

Uruguay opposition parties blast Argentine ambassador’s interferences

Ambassador Hernán Patiño, the wrong stage, the wrong moment

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.


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