Uruguay

Uruguay
Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Mujica defends Brazilian leadership in the region and called for strong unity

Outgoing Uruguayan president was one of the outstanding figures at the inauguration of Dilma Rousseff (Pic AFP)

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica defended Brazil's leadership in helping Latin America carve a place and advance in the world context, but at the same time underlined that even when Brazil seems large to its neighbors, together with the rest of the countries, the region is still small in global terms.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 00:46 UTC

Mujica and Vazquez will attend Rousseff's inauguration on January first

The Brazilian congress lower house where the Rousseff second mandate inauguration will be taking place

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica and elected president Tabare Vazquez will attend the inauguration, on January first, of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff second consecutive mandate in Brasilia. The two leaders received an official invitation from the Rousseff administration according to Uruguay's official media.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Uruguay watching Russia's 'perfect storm' closely

Vicepresident Danilo Astori will become Economy Minister March 1st.

Uruguay's Economy Minister Mario Bergara and Vicepresident Danilo Astori agree on how Russia's situation will affect the South American country's trade balance and whether it may or may not have a direct impact on beef exports.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:29 UTC

Guantanamo refugee wants to leave Uruguay

They are free to leave whenever they want said President Mujica.

Reports indicate he would prefer to go back to his Palestine parents, who are too old to move to South America.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 10:03 UTC

US offer 5 million dollars for former Guantanamo detainee

Ibrahim al-Rubaish extremely dangerous

Held since 2002, Ibrahim al-Rubaish was released in 2006 to a rehabilitation camp in Saudi Arabia, but has now become a leading Al Qaeda, ISIS operative

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 00:28 UTC

Heavy rains cause flooding in Montevideo

The city of Montevideo, literally under water on Friday

Worst storm in 50 years. Emergency Committee receivs over 100 calls for help. Bad weather expected to continue.

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 00:59 UTC

Uruguay's Economy Minister skeptical on ARU study

Economy Minister Mario Bergara finds it hard to bring down inflation.

Consumers could have saved as much as US$ 167 million had fuel been imported directly instead of oil being refined by ANCAP. Mario Bergara deems it to be “overblown”

Wednesday, December 24th 2014 - 06:43 UTC

State Dept. confirms resignation of Guantanamo Closure Special Envoy

Clifford Sloan's word was pivotal for President Jose Mujica to allow six Gitmo refugees into Uruguay

Clifford Sloan had acted as a liaison with Uruguayan President Jose Mujica in bringing six refugees into the South American country for humanitarian reasons

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 04:17 UTC

Broad Front Deputies pass Media Law bill in Uruguay

New broadcasting rules in Uruguay

New regulations for broadcast media about to be signed into law shortly. President-elect Tabare Vazquez also supports the move.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:35 UTC

Poet, writer Horacio Ferrer dies in Buenos Aires at age 81

Horacio Ferrer (right) and Astor Piazzola on the cover of the En Persona recording, released in 1970.

Author of Ballad for a Madman (Balada para un loco), the Uruguayan born artist was a close collaborator of Astor Piazzolla's and other tango musicians.

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