Monday, March 7th 2016 - 14:33 UTC

UK/Uruguay training and academic exchange program in science and math's education

UK ambassador Lyster-Binns, with Education Minister Maria Julia Muñoz, and the head of the Education Training Council (CFE) Ana Lopater in Maldonado

The United Kingdom and Uruguay are implementing a program in science education and innovation, part of an ambitious umbrella project which consists of a series of training opportunities offered by British experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for almost 100 teachers of primary and secondary school and teacher trainers, due to an agreement with CFE.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

Montevideo/Falklands/Malvinas air link is “viable”, says ex Uruguayan president

Ex president Lacalle Herrera insisted that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable'

Uruguay's former president Luis Lacalle Herrera said that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable' and was optimistic about such an opportunity in the near future.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:06 UTC

Tax agreement between United Kingdom and Uruguay

“It is a good deal for British and Uruguayan companies and individuals with interests in both countries”, said Ambassador Lyster-Binns to Uruguayan Vice President Nin Novoa

United Kingdom and Uruguay signed a convention to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion related to taxes on income and on capital. British Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns and the Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa signed the agreement in a ceremony at the Palacio Santos in Montevideo.

Friday, March 4th 2016 - 06:39 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay unable to arrest a Chinese flagged poaching jigger

 The jigger was radar detected last Tuesday early morning at the San Jorge Gulf illegally operating and was repeatedly warned in Spanish and English. (Pic LA file)

The Argentine Coast Guard and Uruguayan navy failed in capturing a Chinese flagged jigger poaching in the two countries shared waters. According to non official reports, two Argentine Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter plus a Uruguayan aircraft and vessel were involved in the attempt to arrest Hua Li 8.

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 09:31 UTC

Uruguay prepared to lead Mercosur/EU trade negotiations during the whole year

President Vazquez (R) and foreign minister Nin Novoa are expected to lead the Mercosur negotiating team to Brussels next April

Uruguay, now with the support from Argentina, is very much interested in advancing with the cooperation and trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, and is planning for president Tabare Vazquez to attend a Brussels meeting with EU officials to emphasize the matter.

Saturday, February 27th 2016 - 03:47 UTC

Uruguay reaffirms Argentina's Malvinas claim and its commitment to Falkland Islanders 'interests'

Uruguay's position “consistent in time” is based on “the understanding that the Malvinas Islands issue is directly linked to the territorial integrity of States”

Uruguay's foreign ministry expressed on Friday its “most firm support” for the 'legitimate rights' of Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands, other insular territories in the South Atlantic and surrounding maritime spaces, currently administered by the United Kingdom.

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 06:29 UTC

Uruguay's cruise season recorded 250.000 passenger landings in three months

The number of calls in Montevideo during November to January was 58, with 156.100 people of which 112.400 (72%) came ashore.

More than 250.000 passengers and crew members from cruise vessels visited Uruguay during the three months extending from November to January, according to the latest release from the country's Ministry of Tourism. The number of calls in Montevideo during that period was 58, with 156.100 people of which 112.400 (72%) came ashore.

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 06:03 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay agree that integration and Mercosur are the priorities

“We covered all the issues we have in common in our bilateral and regional agendas and approved a work method that included meetings twice a year”, said Malcorra

Argentina and Uruguay foreign ministers agreed to hold twice a year meetings to address all issues in the bilateral agenda but with emphasis on integration and Mercosur which are 'our main concerns'. Susana Malcorra met with her peer Rodolfo Nin Novoa in Montevideo on Friday and after a several hours meeting made brief statements with no questions taken from journalists.

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 06:07 UTC

Norway's Statoil joins Tullow Oil and expands share in Uruguay's Pelotas basin

“With this transaction, we are increasing our exposure to the upside potential of this untested geological setting”, said Statoil’s Nicholas Alan Maden

Norway’s Statoil said that it has signed an agreement with Tullow Oil to secure a 35% working interest in a Uruguay’s Pelotas basin exploration block 15, about 200 kilometers off the coast of Uruguay.

Friday, February 12th 2016 - 07:10 UTC

Uruguay’s Quiet Democratic Miracle

Uruguay ranks as the least corrupt and most democratic country in Latin America, and along with Chile, is rated as a “high income” country by the United Nations.

By Uki Goñi -

”Because here nobody is better than anybody else.” The phrase, one of this small South American country’s most cherished sayings, dates back to the 19th century and is often repeated by its thinkers, presidents and everyday citizens. As a simple expression of the democratic spirit, it sums up how Uruguayans feel about their homeland.


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