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  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 01:45 UTC

    Uruguay's football caught between a rock and a hard place

    Uruguayan striking players in a street demonstration

    Soccer passionate Uruguay is again with no matches this weekend in the local major leagues and could be for several weeks, because of a conflict between professional players demanding to remove the authorities of their association and a call for fresh elections. A request supported by six hundred signatures, and until complied there will be no games. The measure has been supported by the referees association.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2017 - 07:30 UTC

    Uruguay government announces presence of hydrocarbons in an exploratory well

    Energy, Industry and Mining minister Carolina Cosse said that “there is much work ahead, the announcement is very important, but let's act prudently”.

    The Uruguayan government announced on Friday the presence of hydrocarbons in the north west of the country, in the framework of exploratory drilling by US based Schuepbach Energy. The discovery took place in the county of Paysandu, some 400kms north of the capital Montevideo.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2017 - 08:03 UTC

    WHO meeting in Uruguay agree on a Montevideo Roadmap for NCDs

    Uruguay president Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, said the Montevideo Roadmap represented a bold commitment by governments to intensify action to protect people from NCD

    Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world meeting in Uruguay committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers.

  • Monday, October 16th 2017 - 11:36 UTC

    Uruguay hosts NCDs global conference organized by WHO and PAHO

    World leaders agree that NCDs, mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, represent one of the major health challenges

    Uruguay will be hosting form 18 to 20 October the global conference on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) which is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Office of the President of Uruguay Tabare Vazquez, and the Ministry of Health of Uruguay. The purpose of the conference in Montevideo is how to enhance policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030.

  • Thursday, October 5th 2017 - 08:18 UTC

    Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay launch bid to host the 2030 World Cup

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with the three leaders in Buenos Aires earlier in the day but did not take part in the news conference.

    Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay formally launched South America’s three-nation bid to host the 2030 World Cup on Wednesday and said Argentina would likely host the majority of the tournament’s stadiums. The presidents of the three nations, who announced in August that they were teaming up to bid for the tournament, kicked off the campaign at the Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires’ government palace.

  • Monday, October 2nd 2017 - 11:53 UTC

    Uruguay foreign minister will meet UK's Boris Johnson next Monday in London

    Last week Nin Novoa received UK Under Secretary of International Trade, Mark Garnier (L), in anticipation of the London meeting.

    Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa announced he will be meeting foreign secretary Boris Johnson next Monday, in London to address Brexit consequences and Uruguay's interest is reaching a trade agreement with the UK. Although both sides are interested in such an understanding, this will be an initial contact, “the strong intention which will have to be followed up by detailed negotiations”, points out the Uruguayan government ministry.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 07:48 UTC

    British Embassy present at the main Uruguayan agri-business exhibition for the fourth consecutive year.

    MINI presented their new MINI Countryman and offered a Test Drive Show. JCB promoted their construction machinery equipment

    From 6-17 September, Montevideo was home to Uruguay’s biggest agricultural industrial fair, Expo-Prado, and the British Embassy was present with a pavilion focused on tourism, business, education, gastronomy and culture.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 04:52 UTC

    OAS chief avoids forum in Uruguay, anticipating a government rebuke

    Almagro was scheduled to open the cyber-security forum organized by OAS, IDB and Canada in Montevideo

    The Uruguayan born Secretary of the Organization of American States, OAS, Luis Almagro had to cancel at last minute his attendance at the opening of a cyber security in Montevideo, alleging “agenda matters”, but it has emerged that no Uruguayan government official or from the ruling coalition was willing to receive him.

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2017 - 06:43 UTC

    UK Export Finance is increasing its support for British trade with Uruguay

    UKEF support is also available in Uruguay Pesos, allowing Uruguayan buyers to access finance in their own currency making sourcing from UK more competitive.

    UK Export Finance (UKEF) support available for trade with Uruguay is increasing to up to £4 billion, meaning an additional £2.25 billion in support for UK companies exporting to Uruguay and for Uruguayan buyers of UK goods and services. This finance can be used to support projects across numerous sectors including infrastructure.

  • Thursday, September 21st 2017 - 08:09 UTC

    Why would I like to meet my neighbors in the Falkland Islands?

    María Romina Dominzain from Uruguay (R), who traveled with Augusto Neubauer from Brazil (L) and Maritza Cárdenas from Chile.(C)

    The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invite university students to participate in a regional competition to visit the Falkland Islands.