A majority of the Uruguayan population does not approve receiving US prisoners from the US Guantanamo Base, a decision adopted by the government of President Jose Mujica to help support the US government in closing the 9/11 jail for terrorists, according to a public opinion poll released on Thursday.
Uruguay's Central bank confirmed that inflation remains the leading challenge and ratified the current monetary contractive policy with the M1 money supply index converging to 8% from its current 10.4%, in a 'not too distant horizon'.
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all soccer activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a 6 million dollars loan to Uruguay to finance the Plan Ceibal II (digital content), which will help to strengthen mathematics learning by 90,000 primary and middle school students and extend English teaching to half of all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in urban public primary schools.
Latin American ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) and Uruguay's Vice-president Danilo Astori showed their support to Argentina in its dispute against holdout hedge funds. They agreed that the so-called 'vulture funds' are a risk to debtor nations and that they pose a threat to the region.
Uruguay's inflation index experienced a slight deceleration during the twelve months to June, from 9.18% in May to 9.08%, basically because of cheaper fresh food, frozen public utility rates including fuel, while a stabilized exchange rate for the US dollar with a strong Peso, helped with imported goods.
In its latest edition The Economist writes about Argentina’s debt stand-off, and states this “reflects a teenage attitude that rules are there to be broken”.
Uruguay has presented the candidacy of its current Foreign minister Luis Almagro to succeed Jose Miguel Insulza as head of the Organization of American States, OAS Secretary General, it was reported on Tuesday from Montevideo.
Mercosur leaders called for dialogue with the Pacific Alliance over its perception that Mercosur is becoming an obstacle to integration and wider growth in the region. Uruguayan Vice-President Danilo Astori seemingly sparked the debate a few weeks ago when he said that “Mercosur mustn’t be a terminal station,” calling for formal trade deals with the Pacific Alliance.
During the 2013/14 season, 237 cruise vessels called in Uruguay's two main ports, Montevideo and Punta del Este, with 409.367 visitors, a 6,3% increase in calls over the previous season, according to a report released by the country's presidential web-site.