Uruguay

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Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 11:10 UTC

Sea elephant sighted in the Uruguay River, some 200kms north of the River Plate

Apparently it's the same sea mammal sighted a few days ago, further south,  in Mercedes, Uruguay, which has also seen its coastline flooded.

A sea elephant has been sighted in the shores of Gualeguaychu, next to the River Uruguay, deep in the Argentine heartland province of Entre Ríos, which together with the opposite coast in neighboring Uruguay has suffered uncommon high floods that have left part of several cities covered in water.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 18:09 UTC

UK embassy in Montevideo celebrates the Queen's birthday and Shakespeare 400th anniversary

Ambassador Lyster-Binns addresses the guests on Thursday evening

The UK embassy in Montevideo celebrated the 90th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth at ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns residence on Thursday 28 with the attendance of 500 guests including Uruguayan government officials, lawmakers, diplomats, media and members of the British community in Uruguay.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 05:44 UTC

Mercosur unmoved by Rousseff''s invocation of the “democratic clause”

Argentina said it is most respectful of the Brazilian constitutional process

“We respect the Brazilian constitutional process” and thus Argentina does not have plans to follow on president Dilma Rousseff announcement that she will appeal to Mercosur to implement the “democratic clause” if the impeachment process to remove the head of state from office advances in the country's Senate.

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Sentenced ex FIFA vice-president in home arrest following surgery in Uruguay

Eugenio Figueredo was ex FIFA vice president and before also head of Uruguay's football association

FIFA's former vice-president and ex president of Uruguay's football association Eugenio Figueredo is under home arrest following prostate surgery. Judge Adriana de los Santos authorized the 'temporary' measure while the former official recovers. He was in hospital several days given his age, 84 and heart problems.

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 07:14 UTC

Floods in Uruguay have 10.000 people displaced and losses are estimated in a billion dollars

The latest report indicates that 10.097 people have been forced to abandon their homes:  2.656 had to be evacuated while 7.699 did it on their own means

Uruguay's emergency committee reported on Thursday another death and over 10.000 people displaced because of widespread floods that followed a tornado and several days pouring rain. The ninth victim is a farmhand who fell off his horse while trying to cross an overflowed canal. A few hours before the body of a missing farmer was found kilometers down a river that sucked him while he was trying to save cattle.

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 08:39 UTC

Uruguay's ruling coalition backs Rousseff and condemns the 'new kind of coups' in the continent

The release warns that if the coup prospers Rousseff will be replaced by Temer and Cunha both under investigation for corruption

Uruguay's ruling coalition, Broad Front, came out strongly in support of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and condemned the “coup which is being instrumented against the head of state who was supported by 54 million votes in free, open democratic elections”.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 09:44 UTC

A view of the Falkland Islands by the British Consul in Uruguay

Katharine Felton next to the Stanley Welcome signpost  (Pic FB)

Katharine Felton writes the highlights of her one week experience in the archipelago. - Last week I visited the Falkland Islands for the first time - to learn more about the Islands and look at how their links with Uruguay, and vice versa, can be strengthened.

Saturday, April 9th 2016 - 16:13 UTC

EU and Mercosur agree to exchange market access offers in second week of May

Commissioner Malmström said that “enhancing trade conditions between the EU and Mercosur would bring important economic benefits to our economies”

The European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Foreign Minister of Uruguay, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the South American trading bloc Mercosur, agreed on Friday in Brussels on the next steps in the negotiations on an EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

Friday, April 8th 2016 - 07:28 UTC

Uruguay in Brussels to begin a crucial round of Mercosur/EU negotiations

Nin Novoa has a meeting scheduled with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and is expected to agree on dates for the formal exchange of proposals

Uruguay Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa is scheduled to begin this Friday in Brussels what is believed to be the last round of talks with the European Union to reach a wide ranging cooperation and trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

Uruguay's Damiani has resigned from FIFA's Ethics committee

“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA”

Uruguay's Juan Pedro Damiani has resigned from FIFA's ethics committee after the Panama Papers showed his law firm acted as an intermediary for a disgraced FIFA official.“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA,” panel spokesman Marc Tenbuecken reported. The news was advanced by the Uruguayan media.

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