Uruguay

Uruguay
Monday, December 1st 2014 - 09:18 UTC

Argentina's visiting Scioli was the first to officially announce Vazquez' victory

The presidential hopeful described Uruguay/Argentina relations as 'excellent' and even better if he is successful in his presidential bid.

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli who on Sunday travelled to Montevideo to congratulate elected president Tabare Vazquez, unknowingly was the first person to officially confirm the victory of Uruguay's next leader a few minutes after voting booths were closed.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 08:36 UTC

Vazquez pledges to work with the opposition in Uruguay's main challenges

Vazquez becomes the third president in Uruguay's history to be elected twice president. Uruguay has not re-election.

An hour after voting booths were closed on Sunday, and when exit polls confirmed former Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez had been elected by a wide margin as the next leader of the country, Luis Lacalle Pou rang the winner to congratulate him and wish him the best for the country.

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Vazquez and Mujica disputing the leadership of Uruguay's ruling Broad Front

Vazquez victory on Sunday would confirm a third consecutive administration for the Broad Front coalition, in all cases with legislative majority

On Sunday Uruguayan voters will confirm in a runoff the country's next president, which according to all forecasts will be Tabare Vazquez. An oncologist by training, former president (2005/2009) and former mayor of the City of Montevideo, Vazquez and the Broad Front coalition was just less than three percentage points short of the needed 50% in the first round on October 26.

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

IDB loan for Uruguay to promote quality investments and exports

The program will support Uruguay's efforts to consolidate a series of wide-ranging sector reforms aimed at boosting policies to attract investment.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a 120 million dollars loan to finance the second phase of Uruguay's Strategic International Positioning Program. Its goal is to consolidate the country's international positioning, contributing to an increase in investments—mainly those aimed at high value-added sectors— and exports.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Mujica enjoys 65% support and 47% of Uruguayans feel good about the economy

Even 34% of public opinion identified with the opposition believes Mujica is doing a good job

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica who next Monday begins the last three months of his five-year mandate enjoys a 65% public opinion support according to the latest poll from Mori released this week. Negative opinion only represents 17% while 18% did not say whether they approved or disapproved of the popular leader’s performance.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Uruguay praises Mercosur as the “main buyer” of the country's exports

Almagro highlighted that ”Mercosur allows Uruguay to diversify its exports and to sell products with more value added, which generates more jobs”.

Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro highlighted that Mercosur is the “main buyer” of Uruguayan exports and strongly defended the country's presence in the regional group, a controversial issue since much of the country's political system and most of the business community want a more dynamic, open trade block.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Mujica apologizes to Mexico and gives full support to the fight against drugs

“None of us can feel completely detached from the tragedies that are affecting the Mexicans and other Central American countries,” said Mujica.

Mexico and Uruguay declared on Monday an end to a brief diplomatic spat over the Uruguayan president's description of Mexico as a “kind of failed state.” Mexico's government protested the remarks by Uruguayan President Jose Mujica over the weekend and said it would summon the country's ambassador for an explanation.

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 06:45 UTC

Mexico/Uruguay incident following Mujica's statement about a 'failed state'

“It gives one the sense, seen from a distance, that this is a kind of failed state, in which public authorities have completely lost control,” Mujica said

Mexico said on Sunday it was summoning Uruguay's ambassador after Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that the disappearance of 43 students in southwest Mexico suggests the country is a 'failed state'.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Uruguay expects fifty cruise calls less this season, reveals tourism official

“The fall can be explained because we are in a region, and the cruise industry this season is calling less, which means less vessels”, said Carambula

Uruguay will be receiving fifty cruise calls less this 2014/15 season, which is 26% down compared to a year ago, revealed the country's Deputy Tourism and Sports minister, Antonio Carambula during the official launching of the season. This means Montevideo will be hosting 104 calls and Punta del Este, 70, compared to the 237 between both terminals (121 and 116) in 2013/14.

Saturday, November 15th 2014 - 01:13 UTC

Parlasur dialogue with Kelpers: a great opportunity lost

“Taking into account the interests of the Islands population”, many of whose ancestors have been living there since the 1850s, is basic for any resolution.

By Jaime Trobo (*) - Parlasur, acronym for Mercosur Parliament, decided to approve a declaration relative to the Malvinas Islands situation, and more specifically on the sovereignty conflict between the Argentine Republic and Great Britain, which has been ongoing for over 180 years with no reasonable accord.

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