Uruguay

Uruguay
Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:23 UTC

Uruguay's coach resigns FIFA post to protest 'excessive' ban of Suarez

Tabarez said it is not “prudent” to be involved in an organization with “different values” than his own.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suarez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini during a group stage match.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Mujica strongly supports Suárez and blasts FIFA: “they went too far”

“The fact is that we are small and our television rights are not worth much”,  pointed out Mujica.

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica blasted FIFA's Thursday decision to fine and suspend the country's main scorer Luis Suarez from any football activity for four months arguing the association that rules world football measures things with different rods, and since Uruguay “is a small country, it's cheap for them”.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Uruguay's second pulp mill begins production: 1.3million tons annually

The complex includes the pulp mill, a harbor and a biomass power plant

Uruguay's second pulp mill Montes del Plata started production this week following an investment of 2 billion dollars, the largest ever in the recent history of the country. The announcement was made by the Chilean-Swedish complex that is running the plant.

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - 09:18 UTC

German companies warn of consequences from Uruguay/Argentina conflict

The UPM-Botnia pulp mill continues to be an issue of contention for Argentina

The Uruguay-Germany commerce and industry chamber (AHK), expressed its deepest concern over the current tension in relations between Uruguay and Argentina, and warned about the impact on the business climate for the two countries.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Striker Suarez admitted having dreamt he would score two goals

The first head goal was a combination with Cavani

Striker Luis Suarez admitted he had dreamt he was going to score two goals, the two that helped Uruguay defeat England 2-1 in the 2014 World Cup and leaves the team led by Gerard in a most uncomfortable position.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

Uruguay advances details of third oil and gas bid round Punta del Este basin

Four ultra-deepwater (3.000/4.000 meters) and seven shallow-water blocks will be on offer

Uruguay has released a draft map of four ultra-deepwater and seven shallow-water blocks in the Punta del Este-Atlantic basin that will be on offer in the country’s third oil and gas bid round next year, officials said in Moscow this week, according to the oil and gas site Upstream.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Mujica delivers Obama message to Castro: 'let's talk about lifting the trade embargo”

Mujica with Obama at the White House during last month's visit to Washington

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica delivered a message from Barak Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro proposing the opening of dialogue to discuss the blockade, reported the Montevideo media on Thursday. The occasion was the recent G77 summit held in Bolivia.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014 - 23:04 UTC

Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrated in Uruguay

British Ambassador to Uruguay Mr. Ben Lyster-Binns delivering his Queen´s birthday speech at the British Embassy in Montevideo.

Her Majesty the Queen´s 88th birthday was celebrated at the British Embassy in Uruguay when Ambassador Ben Lyster- Binns and his wife Belinda hosted a reception for 300 invited guests.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014 - 08:31 UTC

Uruguay economy growing at a slower pace: imports up; exports stagnant

Manufacturing and construction activity strongly influenced by the pulp industry

Uruguay's economy expanded 2.4% in the first quarter compared with the same 2013 period, but contracted 0.4% compared with the fourth quarter of last year, the central bank said this week. However deceleration is a fact since growth of the first quarter in 2013 has gone up 4.6% over 2012.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Argentina questions UPM-Botnia's political influence on Uruguayan government

Timerman: it all happened following the visit of a Finnish minister to Montevideo

Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said that the pulp mill dispute with Uruguay is 'political' and wondered how great is Finland's' Botnia-UPM influence in the country, but at the same time underlined that all chances of dialogue have been 'exhausted'.

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