United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday in Montevideo that increased trade flows will give Latin America more opportunity to spread the benefits of economic growth and to reduce poverty. He also praised Uruguay's open markets policies and sound economic decisions.
United States said it respects the political context of the region and is not interested in creating problems to those Mercosur members that choose to have closer links with Washington said a top US official currently visiting Uruguay.
Representatives from Argentina and Uruguay are scheduled to meet in New York at the end of the month to continue searching for solution to the paper mills conflict. This will be the third meeting under the coordination of Spanish ambassador Juan Antonio Yañez Barnuevo envoy from the King of Spain that is asking as a facilitator between the neighbouring countries.
Uruguay' flag carrier PLUNA, recently associated to a private consortium announced a fourth weekly flight Montevideo Madrid and the signing of a contract for the delivery of seven medium-ranges Canadian Bombardiers CRJ900 NextGen, plus the option for another eight.
Uruguay's state-run energy company Ancap bought this week 90 service stations from Chevron Corp operated locally under the Texaco banner, for 22.5 million US dollars.
Most of the Uruguayan fishing fleet is idle because of a two months labor dispute and has hit particularly hard the export of Atlantic croaker which is a shared resource with Argentina.
Gustav Friedrich Adolph Quick, 89, the last surviving crew member of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee that was scuttled in the River Plate at the beginning of World War II, has passed away and was buried Saturday in Montevideo.
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) announced the publication in the Federal Register of the proposed rule for the importation of blueberries from Uruguay to the US.
A document from Argentina's National Academy of Engineering on the installation of cellulose pulp mills on the coast of the river Uruguay and which has become a contentious environmental issue between the neighboring countries, states that no adverse effects are to be expected on health or biodiversity, and no pollution shall affect Argentine coasts or territory.
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.