Spain's prime minister praised Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez on Wednesday for his efforts in bringing the South American nation out of social and economic poverty.
The governments of Spain and Uruguay yesterday expressed their optimism over reaching a deal in the short term between Montevideo and Buenos Aires over the controversial pulp mill on the banks of the Uruguay River.
Uruguay's wine industry, particularly Tannat, received ample praise from New York City's gourmets and media during the recent Fourth Annual Great Tannat Tasting.
Uruguay's government launched this week a package of seven price-cutting measures on goods and services aimed at containing, which rose to 8.2% in the first eight months of the year far above the annual target of 6.5%.
In six months time Uruguay will have an idea if there are hydrocarbons in the River Plate Punta del Este basin, and based on this data move into the exploratory phase, announced Wednesday the chairman of the country's government managed oil company Ancap.
Russia is interested in closer political and economic relations with Mercosur said on Wednesday Russian visiting acting Foreign Affairs minister Sergei Lavrov in Uruguay one of the several countries included in the current South American tour.
Uruguay and Argentina seem to be silently working a way out from the controversy over the construction of a pulp mill on shared fluvial waters, which has been escalating for several years overflowing to the international and regional tribunals as well as the facilitating efforts of the Spanish Crown.
Central American airline TACA announced this week the expansion of operations with two new routes linking Peru and Uruguay and San Salvador with the California city of Oakland. The flights will be officially inaugurated next October and November.
Uruguayan fisheries exports reached 105 million US dollars in the first half of this year, which represents a 13% increase over the same period a year ago according to Daniel Montiel, head of the Uruguay's Aquatic Resources Office, Dinara.
Hundreds of Argentine environmentalists crossed into Uruguay Sunday to protest a huge wood pulp plant near the border they say will pollute a river that feeds Argentine farms and tourist sites.