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Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:14 UTC

Maduro retaliates and will demand visas from US citizens travelling to Venezuela

The Venezuelan president had to remain in his country despite his announced Sunday trip to Uruguay for the change of government ceremony

President Nicolas Maduro said his government had captured American citizens involved in “espionage activities,” and said US citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to Venezuela. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some US officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar measure by the government of President Barack Obama against a group of Venezuelan public officials.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 22:26 UTC

Anibal Fernandez calls Uruguayan former president Batlle a 'gorilla'

“A gorilla impossible to be stopped,” the ex senator and next chief of staff, said of the ex head of state of neighboring Uruguay.

Argentina's Secretary General to the Presidency Anibal Fernández hit back to ex president of Uruguay Jorge Batlle who on Wednesday said Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez “hopes to be sacked from the government.”

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 05:26 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will complete her mandate, 'despite wanting to be kicked out'

“She has an exotic mentality; she wakes up in the morning and thinks: ‘Well, who am I going to pick a fight with today?’” Batlle said.

Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle said that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez “wants to be kicked out of government”, replicating Argentine opposition comments.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 03:55 UTC

“Falkland Islanders feel a strong relationship with Uruguay going back a long way”

Ambassador Lyster-Binns: “It’s a very British country. Overall it’s about half the size of Wales, but it looked and felt to me more like Scotland”.

British ambassadors in Chile, Brazil and Uruguay, Fiona Clouder, Alex W Ellis and Ben Lyster-Binns, respectively visited the Falkland Islands on a familiarization tour and to try to establish closer links with the Islands.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 - 04:52 UTC

Argentina says Mujica's comments on Argentina's integration spirit are 'unfair'

“It would be unfair if the role that Argentina and presidents Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez” went unrecognized,” Capitanich said

Argentina's Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich on Monday responded to Uruguay’s President José “Pepe” Mujica, who accused Argentina of “forgetting about integration” when things go right for the country, saying the statement was “unfair” given Argentina’s role in the “foundation” of regional integration.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 00:23 UTC

Uruguay's minister Almagro presents his program for a renewed OAS

“The Americas have been divided, it is time to heal the wounds of the past and build an Americas that is united and for everyone,” he added.

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) received a presentation by Uruguay's foreign minister Luis Almagro, in his capacity as candidate for Secretary General of the Organization, in a special meeting that took place at the headquarters of the OAS in Washington DC.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 23:06 UTC

OAS Secretary General hopeful meets with Insulza and Permanent Council chair Badrising

Almagro greeted by Insulza before the meeting in which they discussed the regional political situation

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met on Wednesday with the only current candidate to succeed him in office, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Luis Almagro, at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC.

Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 03:26 UTC

Uruguay with Pope's blessing to try new approach to human rights and disappeared persons issues

The idea is to follow the South African experience based on Peace Nobel Prize Desmond Tutu, with “truth and memory” instead of “truth and justice”

Uruguay will be attempting a new approach to the human rights and disappeared persons issues, a still unfinished legacy from the military dictatorship, (1973/1984) and the decade of armed sedition which preceded the collapse of the country's democracy. The announcement is expected later this month and basically means replacing “truth and justice” for “truth and memory”, following to a certain extent the South African experience.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 09:00 UTC

Uruguay with one foot in the Security Council in 2016; has full support from the region

“We are the only candidate from the region for the Security Council seat and we have the necessary votes to support it”, said Almagro

Uruguay is the 'only' candidate from Latin America and the Caribbean and has the necessary votes to be elected next October non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council beginning 2016, announced foreign minister Luis Almagro. This will be the second time a Uruguay seat at the Security Council, the first was in 1965/66.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

Hereford's best 2014 bull in the world is from Uruguay

Kamikaze, the winner of the Hereford Champion of the World

The world's best Hereford bull is from Uruguay. “Kamikaze” was chosen king of bulls 2014 by HerefordBreeder.net, the world's top Hereford show which takes place in Texas. The Sunday event was supported in conjunction with the Stock Show and other sponsors, in ceremonies at Fort Worth's West Arena.

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