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  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

    Uruguay with IDB support plans to invest US$600 million in rural roads network

    A US$300 million credit line for investment projects will boost agricultural production by improving the rural roads network

    Uruguay plans to improve the rural roads network of the 18 department governments with support from two credit lines for an investment project totalling US$600 million with two initial loans completing US$150 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The funds will support the implementation of rural roads construction in agriculture production areas, and will also be geared to improve and strengthen fiscal management and services at the departmental government level.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Buenos Aires' to have its own Trump Tower luxurious offices by 2020

    Buenos Aires Trump Tower project picks up momentum

    With a budget of 100 million dollars, construction of the 35-story building may start in June next year and be finished by 2020, it was announced by the same developers in charge of the residential project in Punta del Este under the name of next President of the United States.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2016 - 09:40 UTC

    ANCAP's Carboclor sinks deeper, goes after sale or merger

    : Things going from bad to worse for ANCAP's Carboclor in Argentina

    Losses increase from US $ 9 million by mid year to US $ 14 million in September due to contraction of domestic demand, the fall in international prices and the percentage of ethanol cut in gasolines.Carboclor, ANCAP's subsidiary in Argentina, shows no sign of recovery in its most recent balancesheet as production fell below “normal levels” caused by financial shortcomings which in turn led to a decrease in the inflow of raw materials to the refinery in Campana in the province of Buenos Aires. Shutting down the plant for 25 days is being considered as a partial solution.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 09:08 UTC

    Falklands' trip for university students winners of regional competition

    The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invited university students to participate in this regional competition to win the chance to visit the Falklands for a week, all expenses paid.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 07:52 UTC

    Alas buyover agreed on with Chilean airline LAW

    Alas Uruguay, LAW agree on 100% buyover

    Latin American Wings (LAW) and the Uruguayan company reached an agreement whereby the new owners will keep 50% of the current staff, government authorization pending. Alas Uruguay and the Chilean airline Latin American Wings (LAW) reached a “framework agreement” on Thursday as “the first step towards integration,” it was announce in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 17:02 UTC

    In Rome, Pepe Mujica cries “Help!” as Trump wins election

    Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica wants to go to Mars after Trump's victory

    The former Uruguayan President came up with “a word that says it all: Help!” during a radio interview. Tabaré Vázquez to wait for official results to be released.Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, in Rome to attend the third World Meeting of Popular Movements made those remarks during a radio appearance. Mujica had expressed his preference for Hillary Clinton.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 07:22 UTC

    Novick records the People's Party: “Today is a historic day”

    Businessman Edgardo Novick launches new political party with 2019 elections in sight

    Uruguayan Businessman Edgardo Novick Monday registered this new political grouping “Party of the people” before the Electoral Court in Montevideo to run in the national elections of 2019.

  • Sunday, November 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    Uruguayan ruling coalition and Vazquez host ex president Dilma Rousseff with deep solidarity

    Dilma Rousseff with president Tabare Vazquez at the Suarez presidential residence

    Uruguay's president Tabare Vazquez met with the former president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and “Illustrious visitor” of Montevideo at the official presidential residence in Suarez. Rousseff arrived in Montevideo on Thursday and displayed an intense political agenda on Friday which culminated on Saturday with her meeting with Vazquez.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 05:52 UTC

    Uruguay's football suspended following the shooting and death of a team supporter

    “Following the regrettable death of young Hernán Fioritto, AUF has decided to suspend all its activities programmed for the weekend”, said the Uruguayan organization in a twitter message.

    The Uruguayan Football Association, AUF, decided on Friday to suspend all soccer activities of the weekend including the main league matches, following the death of a supporter from Pe;arol, one of the leading teams of the country who has been shot and seriously wounded in late September by fans from the other big club of the country, Nacional.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 09:42 UTC

    Rousseff in Uruguay declared “Illustrious visitor” of Montevideo and will speak at a political rally

    Dilma arrived from neighboring Rio Grande do Sul where the president is living since having been replaced by her ex vice-president, president Michel Temer.

    Brazilian ex president Dilma Rousseff is in Uruguay, her first overseas visit since Congress voted her impeachment and removal from office. The leader is scheduled to participate on Friday in a march in downtown Montevideo with Uruguayan unions protesting salary conditions and will also be received at a special ceremony in the town hall where she will be given the keys of the city by mayor Daniel Martinez.