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Montevideo, November 15th 2018 - 10:30 UTC


  • Sunday, July 1st 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Uruguay sends CR7’s Portugal home by 2-1

    Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Edison Cavani who had to retire due to an injury

    Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.

  • Thursday, June 28th 2018 - 11:13 UTC

    Trump gets another chance to reshape the ideological composition of the Supreme Court

    The remarks came shortly after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will be retiring at the end of July, calling his tenure the “highest of honors”

    President Donald Trump will likely get to appoint a second judge to the Supreme Court, and his administration has already published a list of potential candidates for the bench. Trump told reporters Wednesday that his administration “will begin our search for a new justice of the United States Supreme Court that will begin immediately.”

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 11:14 UTC

    Uruguay chair of Mercosur, targets accord with China, exhausted of negotiations with the EU

     Nin Novoa fears negotiations with EU could temporarily “breakdown”, although he anticipated he was committed to avoid such a situation.

    Uruguay will be handed the rotating chair of Mercosur this Monday in a brief summit ceremony to take place in Paraguay. Attending will be Brazil's Michel Temer, Uruguay's Tabare Vázquez, the host Paraguay Horacio Cartes and in representation of Argentina, vice president Gabriela Michetti. President Mauricio Macri is in the midst of a cabinet reshuffle and waiting for market reaction this Monday following the naming of a new Central Bank chairman.

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 07:10 UTC

    Uruguay and oil hopes: a permanent bidding round scheme, after failure of latest auction

    “The oil and gas industry has its cycles and it has demonstrated that predictions are very difficult,” Energy and Industry minister Carolina Cosse said

    Uruguay will move towards a permanent offer process for offshore oil blocks as other Latin American countries have done, after an April auction failed to attract bids, Industry, Energy and Mining Minister Carolina Cosse said in an interview.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 23:10 UTC

    The Uruguayan Foreign Ministry describes the number of immigrants arriving in the country as “never seen before”

    “The Secretariat of the Refugee Commission is completely overwhelmed,” said the Minister of Human Rights, while “acts of discrimination and xenophobia in Uruguay” are emerging.

    Immigration to Uruguay, Argentina and Chile has exploded exponentially in recent years. It is receiving an “unprecedented” daily requests for refuge in the southern country, according to the Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianela Pi, who explained to MercoPress that “There are acts of discrimination and xenophobia that are emerging in Uruguay as never before” as a result of the migratory phenomenon. This wave comes mostly from citizens of Venezuelan origin.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 07:24 UTC

    UK Armed Forces minister visits Chile and Uruguay

    Minister Mark Lancaster made a protocol call on Chilean Minister of Defence, Mr. Alberto Espina

    The United Kingdom Minister for the Armed Forces was in Chile and Uruguay as part of a visit to South America in the framework of increasing closer bilateral relations. The Rt Hon Mark Lancaster TD MP, made an official visit to Chile in order to further strengthen the strong defense relation between the two countries.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 14:07 UTC

    International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General to Visit Troops in Mali

    This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of UN Peacekeeping, the flagship enterprise of the Organization described by the Secretary-General as “a proven investment in global peac

    On Tuesday, 29 May, the United Nations will commemorate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Today, more than 96,000 uniformed personnel from 124 troop- and-police-contributing countries serve under the blue flag, alongside more than 15,000 international and national civilian staff and nearly 1,600 United Nations Volunteers.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:40 UTC

    Uruguay presented in London as main gateway to Latin America

    Ian Duddy, UK Ambassador to Uruguay said the Embassy in Montevideo can offer services in order to introduce Uruguay as a destination for British exports.

    A trade mission was held in London from 14 to 18 May to promote Uruguay to UK exporters. The mission was organized by Uruguay XXI, the investment, export and country brand promotion agency, along with the British Embassy in Montevideo, the British-Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce with the support of the UK Department for International Trade.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2018 - 19:55 UTC

    Venezuelans in Uruguay demonstrated by denouncing “fraudulent” presidential elections

    “Venezuela and the world, against the dictatorship”, cheered with banners and banners those present, to which more demonstrators were joining in the course of the afternoon. (Photo: Sebastián Astorga)

    Little by little, around noon on this Sunday, Venezuelans living in Uruguay gathered in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Montevideo to protest against what they consider “unfair and fraudulent” presidential elections. The diplomatic office, where an electoral table was installed where 405 Venezuelans living in Uruguay would be authorized to vote by the electoral register, was fenced with by the police for fear of violent attacks.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    The dollar falls in Argentina while in Uruguay the rise “does not worry”

    After the rise, the currency was shown at 31.50 Uruguayan pesos for sale on the slates. However, he was flirting with the $ 32 during the previous day. (Photo: Sebastián Astorga)

    The recent rise of the dollar in Argentina had some impact in Uruguay, where it has an accumulation of 7.4% in May. However, for the president of the Central Bank of Uruguay, Mario Bergara, the escalation only owes 20% to the exchange rate in Argentina and rather considers that Uruguay is accompanying global trends.