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  • 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.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    Chilean group interested in Alas to meet with Uruguayan government

    Alas Uruguay hopes to survive through new investors

    Chilean airline LAW (Latin American Wings) had submitted a letter of intent on Friday and now it intends to go ahead with the talks. Company representatives are expectd to arrive in Montevideo on Thursday to hold meetings with Alas Uruguay authorities and with the Transport and Public Works Minister Victor Rossi.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:25 UTC

    Uruguayan pulp mill passes pollution tests - Gualeguaychú not quite

    Controversial pulp mill not as polluted as Argentine side of the river

    An Argentine-Uruguayan commission took 50 samples of effluent from the pulp mill off Fray Bentos and as many in the Gualeguaychú mouth of the river in Entre Rios. Botnia passes test. The reports from the samples collected on the Argetine side recorded more polluting than those found off Fray Bentos. The plant's formal name is “Orion” but is widely known for its original Finnish name Botnia.