Uruguay's consumer prices index increased 0.76% in May, totaling 5.37% in the first five months of the year and 8.25% in the last twelve months, according to the country's Statistics Institute.
Uruguay exports 70% of its milk production, which represents 280 million US dollars of income annually, according to figures released this week by the Uruguayan government in Montevideo.
Uruguayan president Tabaré Vazquez put an end on Monday to months' long speculations about his possible re-election stating during a public ceremony that he would not be a candidate in the next election.
Uruguay's government owned oil corporation Ancap signed this week a contract with Norway's Wavefield Inseis ASA for the seismic surveying of the country's continental shelf including deep and very deep waters.
The second day of Argentine/Uruguayan talks to try to unlock the dispute over the construction of a pulp mill in Uruguay ended as it begun, with each side asserting its position and the commitment to a next meeting in the framework of an open dialogue atmosphere.
Uruguayan and Argentine delegations held a technical meeting Tuesday in New York under the dialogue facilitating efforts of the Spanish Crown in an attempt to find a way out to the bilateral controversy over the building of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan shore of a shared river.
The computers are designed for children, boast extremely low electricity consumption, a pulley for hand-generated power, 1 gigabyte of flash memory, built-in wireless networking and a screen with indoor and outdoor reading modes.
United Nations disaster assessment officials are on the ground in Uruguay, determining what aid is needed to help the thousands of people forced to flee their homes after the worst floods to strike the country in almost half a century.
The United Nations is mobilizing a Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team for deployment to Uruguay early next week in the wake of the worst floods to hit the country in half a century.
An estimated 12.000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Uruguay where record rainfall has caused extensive flooding leaving several counties with no electricity or drinking water.