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Montevideo, December 18th 2017 - 07:07 UTC

Uruguay

  • Thursday, October 5th 2017 - 08:18 UTC

    Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay launch bid to host the 2030 World Cup

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with the three leaders in Buenos Aires earlier in the day but did not take part in the news conference.

    Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay formally launched South America’s three-nation bid to host the 2030 World Cup on Wednesday and said Argentina would likely host the majority of the tournament’s stadiums. The presidents of the three nations, who announced in August that they were teaming up to bid for the tournament, kicked off the campaign at the Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires’ government palace.

  • Monday, October 2nd 2017 - 11:53 UTC

    Uruguay foreign minister will meet UK's Boris Johnson next Monday in London

    Last week Nin Novoa received UK Under Secretary of International Trade, Mark Garnier (L), in anticipation of the London meeting.

    Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa announced he will be meeting foreign secretary Boris Johnson next Monday, in London to address Brexit consequences and Uruguay's interest is reaching a trade agreement with the UK. Although both sides are interested in such an understanding, this will be an initial contact, “the strong intention which will have to be followed up by detailed negotiations”, points out the Uruguayan government ministry.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 07:48 UTC

    British Embassy present at the main Uruguayan agri-business exhibition for the fourth consecutive year.

    MINI presented their new MINI Countryman and offered a Test Drive Show. JCB promoted their construction machinery equipment

    From 6-17 September, Montevideo was home to Uruguay’s biggest agricultural industrial fair, Expo-Prado, and the British Embassy was present with a pavilion focused on tourism, business, education, gastronomy and culture.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 04:52 UTC

    OAS chief avoids forum in Uruguay, anticipating a government rebuke

    Almagro was scheduled to open the cyber-security forum organized by OAS, IDB and Canada in Montevideo

    The Uruguayan born Secretary of the Organization of American States, OAS, Luis Almagro had to cancel at last minute his attendance at the opening of a cyber security in Montevideo, alleging “agenda matters”, but it has emerged that no Uruguayan government official or from the ruling coalition was willing to receive him.

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2017 - 06:43 UTC

    UK Export Finance is increasing its support for British trade with Uruguay

    UKEF support is also available in Uruguay Pesos, allowing Uruguayan buyers to access finance in their own currency making sourcing from UK more competitive.

    UK Export Finance (UKEF) support available for trade with Uruguay is increasing to up to £4 billion, meaning an additional £2.25 billion in support for UK companies exporting to Uruguay and for Uruguayan buyers of UK goods and services. This finance can be used to support projects across numerous sectors including infrastructure.

  • Thursday, September 21st 2017 - 08:09 UTC

    Why would I like to meet my neighbors in the Falkland Islands?

    María Romina Dominzain from Uruguay (R), who traveled with Augusto Neubauer from Brazil (L) and Maritza Cárdenas from Chile.(C)

    The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invite university students to participate in a regional competition to visit the Falkland Islands.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 18:01 UTC

    Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president

    The General assembly session convened at 10:00 in the morning and following a brief recess, at 10:40 Senator Lucia Topolansky took the oath of office.

    Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly (123/123). Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning party in the last election, in this case the MPP (Popular Participation Movement), leads in the presidential succession line. She is the first woman to occupy such a post.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 10:09 UTC

    US opens its market for Uruguay's ovine meat with bone

    The panel which made the announcement long expected by Uruguayan officials and farmers

    Uruguay has announced that the United States Federal Registry published that beginning 12 October Uruguayan ovine meat, with bone, will have access to the US market. This follows a long decades process which obtained its first milestone at the end of 2013, when access to the US market was granted to boneless lamb and mutton, with the first shipment in early 2014.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands' Prado stand: Argentina puts pressure on Uruguay and UK embassy

    Nin Novoa revealed that the Argentine embassy in Montevideo did not contact the ministry directly, but through a phone call to Uruguay's  embassy in Buenos Aires

    Uruguay has requested that the Falkland Islands stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the country's main agriculture and industrial show, Expo-Prado, be withdrawn, following an emphatic statement and disappointment from Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas question dispute.

  • Monday, September 11th 2017 - 09:27 UTC

    Falklands at the Expo-Prado: Argentina makes official its disappointment to Uruguay

    The Falklands stand at the British pavilion in the Prado show

    In a Sunday release the Argentine government regretted the presence of the Falkland Islands stand at the Prado agro-industry show which is taking place in Montevideo, and said it expects collaboration from the Uruguayan government.