Uruguay

Uruguay
Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Uruguay watching Russia's 'perfect storm' closely

Vicepresident Danilo Astori will become Economy Minister March 1st.

Uruguay's Economy Minister Mario Bergara and Vicepresident Danilo Astori agree on how Russia's situation will affect the South American country's trade balance and whether it may or may not have a direct impact on beef exports.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014 - 07:29 UTC

Guantanamo refugee wants to leave Uruguay

They are free to leave whenever they want said President Mujica.

Reports indicate he would prefer to go back to his Palestine parents, who are too old to move to South America.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 10:03 UTC

US offer 5 million dollars for former Guantanamo detainee

Ibrahim al-Rubaish extremely dangerous

Held since 2002, Ibrahim al-Rubaish was released in 2006 to a rehabilitation camp in Saudi Arabia, but has now become a leading Al Qaeda, ISIS operative

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 00:28 UTC

Heavy rains cause flooding in Montevideo

The city of Montevideo, literally under water on Friday

Worst storm in 50 years. Emergency Committee receivs over 100 calls for help. Bad weather expected to continue.

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 00:59 UTC

Uruguay's Economy Minister skeptical on ARU study

Economy Minister Mario Bergara finds it hard to bring down inflation.

Consumers could have saved as much as US$ 167 million had fuel been imported directly instead of oil being refined by ANCAP. Mario Bergara deems it to be “overblown”

Wednesday, December 24th 2014 - 06:43 UTC

State Dept. confirms resignation of Guantanamo Closure Special Envoy

Clifford Sloan's word was pivotal for President Jose Mujica to allow six Gitmo refugees into Uruguay

Clifford Sloan had acted as a liaison with Uruguayan President Jose Mujica in bringing six refugees into the South American country for humanitarian reasons

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 04:17 UTC

Broad Front Deputies pass Media Law bill in Uruguay

New broadcasting rules in Uruguay

New regulations for broadcast media about to be signed into law shortly. President-elect Tabare Vazquez also supports the move.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 08:35 UTC

Poet, writer Horacio Ferrer dies in Buenos Aires at age 81

Horacio Ferrer (right) and Astor Piazzola on the cover of the En Persona recording, released in 1970.

Author of Ballad for a Madman (Balada para un loco), the Uruguayan born artist was a close collaborator of Astor Piazzolla's and other tango musicians.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Mujica's role in US-Cuba understanding praised worldwide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a kew player in the new geopolitical order of things in the region.

The role played by Uruguay's President in the process which led to Wednesday's announcements that the United States and Cuba are to restore full diplomatic ties, was praised by Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro and international analysts.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:53 UTC

Deported Uruguayan murderer defies ban, returns to Argentina

Argentine Security Secretary Sergio Berni has his hands tied by a lax judicial system that favours unwanted immigration

A convicted murderer and robber of Uruguayan nationality sentenced to life imprisonment and deported back to his country in 2008, ends up arrested one again in Argentina. Should he be sent back home yet again or go back to jail? Judges silent.

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