Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose The Open Veins of Latin America became a classic text for the left in the region and propelled the author to fame, died on Monday at age 74. Galeano had been ill with lung cancer for several months.
Uruguay and Brazil foreign ministers Rodolfo Nin Novoa and Mauro Vieira will be meeting this week in Brasilia in yet another attempt to push forward the stalled negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, according to the minutes of a meeting of the Uruguayan official with members of the Foreign Affairs committee.
US President Barack Obama announced that Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington on June 30, almost two years after she cancelled a trip over a US spying scandal. Obama made the announcement during a bilateral meeting with Rousseff, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, will provide homes to six former detainees of the US military prison in Guantanamo who have struggled to resettle in Uruguay, the country`s President said on Friday.
Uruguay is considering extending the length of its oil exploration contracts with foreign companies drilling in its waters in order to shore up investment at a time of plunging crude prices, it said on Wednesday. BP, BG Group, Total, a joint venture of Tullow Oil and Inpex, and a consortium of YPF, Royal Dutch Shell and Galp all have exploration agreements and have invested around $2 billion to date.
Spanish construction company Sacyr joined Uruguay's Grinor in a consortium bidding for a contract to recover and maintain highways in the Mercosur member country.
British experts in sports security visited Uruguay and shared experiences in sports security management with their counterparts. The UK delegation was made up of Sue Storey, Director of Sports and International Development, and Geoff Galilee, Sports Football Clubs Inspector of the Sports Ground Safety Authorization, SGSA.
Uruguay's GDP expanded a strong 3.5% during 2014 over the previous year, with positive activity in most sectors of the Mercosur member economy, according to the latest report from the Central bank. The result was in line with government officials expectations of 3% growth last year.
Uruguay's oil and gas Government owned company, ANCAP, will join senior level delegation from international oil and gas operators on 11-12 June 2015 in Montevideo to analyze the potential of a region that has experienced significant advances since 2009.
Mercosur is being left out of the main global trade flows since it only belongs to 1% of free trade treaties or tariff preference agreements, which actually represent half of world trade, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during a conference on Education and regional integration.