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.
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.