Wednesday, February 12th 2014 - 22:55 UTC

Falklands' visit of Uruguayan lawmakers delegation upsets Argentina

The visiting group with members of the Legislative Assembly outside Gilbert House  (Pic FIG)

The visit of four Uruguayan lawmakers to the Falkland Islands is receiving ample coverage from the Argentine media particularly the intention of closer links between Montevideo and the Islands including the possibility of sending Uruguayan manpower as well as promoting trade, tourism, culture and social relations

Tuesday, February 11th 2014 - 23:44 UTC

“It is not clear where the Argentine government is heading or who is in charge”

Mario Bergara is the current Economy minister, previously he was head of the Central bank

It is not clear where the government commanded by Argentine president Cristina Fernández is heading to, Economy Minister of neighboring Uruguay Mario Bergara affirmed saying the economic ups and downs in Argentina have deeply impacted on Uruguayan exports, tourism and real estate activities.

Monday, February 10th 2014 - 04:06 UTC

Uruguay and Brazil prepared to a 'two-speed' Mercosur/EU trade negotiation

Timerman said Argentina fears the EU won't change its domestic farm support policies

Uruguay and Brazil could be prepared to go ahead with a 'two speed' trade negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union if the Argentine tariff proposal is not as ambitious as that from the rest of its members, according to Uruguayan diplomatic sources.

Saturday, February 8th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Mercosur interested in trade integration with members of the Pacific Alliance, says Brazil

Figuereido: “We have full interest in cooperating and trading with the Pacific Alliance” countries.

Mercosur pretends to increase its trade integration with members from the Pacific Alliance, said Brazilian foreign minister Luiz Alberto Figuereido. The top official made the statement this week before the Brazilian Senate foreign affairs committee.

Friday, February 7th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Falklands trip by Uruguayan lawmakers condemned by Argentine embassy

Lawmaker Jaime Trobo is no stranger to the Falklands

The Argentine embassy in Montevideo through a “Forum Malvinas Uruguay” release “totally rejected” the decision from a group of Uruguayan lawmakers, representing all parties in parliament, accepting an invitation from the British embassy to visit the Falkland Islands.

Thursday, February 6th 2014 - 04:42 UTC

Uruguay 12-month inflation in January soars to 9.10%, as energy rebate ceases

With the end of the electricity rebate in December, bills soared 35% in January

Consumer prices in Uruguay during January soared 2.44%, according to the latest release from the stats office, INE, and the highest percentage since 2002. This means accumulated inflation in the last twelve months reached 9,10%, compared to the 8.52% for the twelve months of 2013.

Tuesday, February 4th 2014 - 08:56 UTC

China became Uruguay's main trade partner in 2013

Total trade rached 4.1bn dollars and included soy, beef, greasy wool, pulp and dairy products

China became Uruguay's main trade partner in 2013 totaling 20.9% of all trade according to the latest stats from the Central bank. This leaves China three percentage points ahead of Brazil, 18.8% (traditionally the main partner) and almost four ahead of Argentina with 18.1%.

Friday, January 31st 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Mujica admits that with Argentina 'nothing is guaranteed, only change, one way or the other'

The Uruguayan president with Cristina Fernandez in Cuba

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said there is 'nothing guaranteed' in the coming talks with Argentina over a long list of bilateral issues, in reference to his meeting on Tuesday with president Cristina Fernandez in Cuba on the sidelines of the recent Celac summit. Mujica was interviewed by a Uruguayan television channel.

Sunday, January 26th 2014 - 09:27 UTC

Uruguay, Ecuador and Malta boast best climates in the world

Punta del Este resort in Uruguay

Uruguay, Ecuador and Malta were named as the best three countries in the world when it comes to climate.

Friday, January 24th 2014 - 03:35 UTC

Mercosur/EU with their own problems still don't have a date to continue negotiations

Uruguayan foreign minister estimates sometime after Mercosur summit in February

Mercosur and the European Union continue to work on their tariff reduction proposals list but have no scheduled date for negotiators to meet and advance on a long delayed trade agreement according to Uruguayan diplomatic sources. However what is certain is that when the date is agreed it will be clear if Mercosur consensus proposal will include all founding members of the group.


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