Monday, December 28th 2015 - 08:50 UTC

Uruguayan officials invited to London to learn about Public-Private-Partnership

Uruguayan representatives visited two educational institutions in London: Jo Richardson School and the Priority School Building Program.

Uruguayan representatives of public entities who travelled to the United Kingdom and Brazil fed back on their experiences on Public-Private Partnership in an event held in the central office of the National Development Corporation (CND) in Montevideo.

Saturday, December 12th 2015 - 02:55 UTC

All presidents confirmed attendance of Mercosur summit, including Macri and Maduro

Paraguay's Cartes will be handing the Mercosur chair for the next six months to Uruguay's Tabare Vazquez

The presidents of Mercosur member-countries have confirmed attendance to the group's summit scheduled for next 21 December and hosted by Paraguay, the country that currently holds the rotating chair, according to diplomatic sources in Asuncion.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Uruguay's former football chief Bauza, only Conmebol member not indicted

Uruguay's Sebastian Bauza so far is out of the FBI investigation, and feels 'very calm' about all the proceedings, including those in Montevideo

Of the ten presidents from South America's football confederation, Conmebol, during the period under investigation by the FBI, only two had not been indicted until Thursday: Uruguay's Sebastian Bauza and Ecuador's Luis Chriboga. However US Attorney General Loretta Lynch included Chriboga in the latest list of allegedly 16 indictments.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 05:33 UTC

Uruguay could be heading to recession because of the government's political stalemate

Uruguay costs are too high; social disorder; unions overwhelming power and above all the lack of political power to make decisions, said Protasi (Pic El Pais)

Uruguay faces seven conditions which are creating a complex scenario and if they are not modified by government, it's most possible the economy is heading for a recession, according to economist Juan Carlos Protasi, a former central bank president.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 05:23 UTC

Uruguayan government unable to keep inflation below two digits

The item with the largest influence was Food and beverage, representing a third of November's 0.43% increase.

Inflation in Uruguay during the first eleven months of 2015 was double digit, 10.04%, a figure which if confirmed by the end of the year, could trigger a rash of labor review demands from unions. According to the country's stats office INE, in November retail prices climbed 0.43%, and in the last twelve months reached 9.46%, ahead of October's 9.15%.

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 04:44 UTC

UK embassy sponsors three workshops in Uruguay on science and innovation

 The main objective of the Science and Innovation Fund is to create and strengthen links between researchers and institutions in Uruguay and UK

The British Embassy, the British Council and Uruguayan National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII) have announced the three workshops selected under the recent Researcher Links call for proposals, part of the Embassy’s cooperation funding for science and innovation in Uruguay.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:11 UTC

Macri names ambassadors to Washington and Montevideo

The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra

President-elect Mauricio Macri named ambassador to Washington and Montevideo. Lawmaker Martín Lousteau will be Argentina's next ambassador in the US. He will replace Cecilia Nahón, who submitted her resignation on Monday. The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and the future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra, a Let’s Change statement affirmed.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:55 UTC

Total contracts Maersk drillship to spud well offshore Uruguay next March

”Maersk Drilling is very pleased with being selected by Total to drill their first exploration well offshore Uruguay,” said Claus V. Hemmingsen from Maersk

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major France's Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration 120 days) in block 14 offshore Uruguay.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Mujica wishes Argentina and Macri 'the best', but has fears about 'institutional stability'

“From the deepest of my heart I wish things in Argentina turn out positive, the best possible for its future government and Mr. Macri”, said Mujica

Two days after Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina, Uruguay's former president Jose Mujica wished Argentina “the best” with its new government, but also expressed fear about the 'institutional stability' of the country.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition divided over Venezuela

OAS chief Almagro and former Uruguayan ex foreign minister sent a letter to Venezuelan electoral authorities calling for transparent elections

The strong 16 pages long letter sent by OAS (Organization of American States) secretary general Luis Almagro to Venezuelan electoral officials calling for transparency, international observers and freeing political prisoners, ahead of December 6 legislative elections, triggered an immediate furious insulting reaction from Venezuela's strongman Diosdado Cabello, but also again exposed a growing rift in the Uruguayan government.


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