Monday, January 4th 2016 - 07:39 UTC

Chinese jigger heading for South Atlantic catches fire in Montevideo port

The forty-crew members were taken ashore late Saturday night and the vessel has been tugged out into the bay where special squads are trying to combat the fire

A Chinese jigger flying a convenience flag and ready to leave Montevideo for the South Atlantic fully provisioned suffered a serious fire which apparently started in the engine room and rapidly spread to the rest of the vessel.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 02:22 UTC

Busy weekend for Ushuaia: 8.000 cruise visitors

The Norwegian Sun arrived from Valparaiso with final destination Buenos Aires;  Star Princess also from Valparaiso and is heading for Buenos Aires

Over 8.000 cruise visitors arrived in Ushuaia over the weekend when the Star Princess (2.600 pax), Norwegian Sun (2.400 pax), Infinity (2.400 pax) and the Seabourn Quest coincided in the extreme south port of Argentina in the peak of the Southern hemisphere season.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015 - 21:54 UTC

Environmental groups blame massive deforestation for floods in Mercosur members

“Increasing rainfall and significant loss of forest cover in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, have not allowed the natural absorption of water,” Greenpace said

Deforestation is one of the main causes of the floods in South America that have left at least 160,000 people, 25,000 of them in Argentina alone, homeless, environmental groups said.

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 08:50 UTC

Uruguayan officials invited to London to learn about Public-Private-Partnership

Uruguayan representatives visited two educational institutions in London: Jo Richardson School and the Priority School Building Program.

Uruguayan representatives of public entities who travelled to the United Kingdom and Brazil fed back on their experiences on Public-Private Partnership in an event held in the central office of the National Development Corporation (CND) in Montevideo.

Saturday, December 12th 2015 - 02:55 UTC

All presidents confirmed attendance of Mercosur summit, including Macri and Maduro

Paraguay's Cartes will be handing the Mercosur chair for the next six months to Uruguay's Tabare Vazquez

The presidents of Mercosur member-countries have confirmed attendance to the group's summit scheduled for next 21 December and hosted by Paraguay, the country that currently holds the rotating chair, according to diplomatic sources in Asuncion.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Uruguay's former football chief Bauza, only Conmebol member not indicted

Uruguay's Sebastian Bauza so far is out of the FBI investigation, and feels 'very calm' about all the proceedings, including those in Montevideo

Of the ten presidents from South America's football confederation, Conmebol, during the period under investigation by the FBI, only two had not been indicted until Thursday: Uruguay's Sebastian Bauza and Ecuador's Luis Chriboga. However US Attorney General Loretta Lynch included Chriboga in the latest list of allegedly 16 indictments.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 05:33 UTC

Uruguay could be heading to recession because of the government's political stalemate

Uruguay costs are too high; social disorder; unions overwhelming power and above all the lack of political power to make decisions, said Protasi (Pic El Pais)

Uruguay faces seven conditions which are creating a complex scenario and if they are not modified by government, it's most possible the economy is heading for a recession, according to economist Juan Carlos Protasi, a former central bank president.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 05:23 UTC

Uruguayan government unable to keep inflation below two digits

The item with the largest influence was Food and beverage, representing a third of November's 0.43% increase.

Inflation in Uruguay during the first eleven months of 2015 was double digit, 10.04%, a figure which if confirmed by the end of the year, could trigger a rash of labor review demands from unions. According to the country's stats office INE, in November retail prices climbed 0.43%, and in the last twelve months reached 9.46%, ahead of October's 9.15%.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 04:44 UTC

UK embassy sponsors three workshops in Uruguay on science and innovation

 The main objective of the Science and Innovation Fund is to create and strengthen links between researchers and institutions in Uruguay and UK

The British Embassy, the British Council and Uruguayan National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII) have announced the three workshops selected under the recent Researcher Links call for proposals, part of the Embassy’s cooperation funding for science and innovation in Uruguay.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:11 UTC

Macri names ambassadors to Washington and Montevideo

The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra

President-elect Mauricio Macri named ambassador to Washington and Montevideo. Lawmaker Martín Lousteau will be Argentina's next ambassador in the US. He will replace Cecilia Nahón, who submitted her resignation on Monday. The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and the future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra, a Let’s Change statement affirmed.


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