Wednesday, May 28th 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Five killed as small plane goes down in the River Plate coast; four survived

The rescue operation had to be done with helicopters in baskets because of the shallow muddy waters

A small plane crash landed on Tuesday into the Río de la Plata river with nine passengers on board. Four of them were successfully rescued and transferred to hospitals in Buenos Aires and Uruguay, and at least five people were reported dead.

Monday, May 26th 2014 - 21:55 UTC

Uruguay and Denmark top the list of ITUC Global Rights Index

 “A country’s level of development proved to be a poor indicator of whether it respected basic labor rights”, said Sharan Burrowy

A global leader-board in the race to protect workers’ rights was released at the ITUC World Congress in Berlin. The ITUC Global Rights Index ranks 139 countries against 97 internationally recognized indicators to assess where workers’ rights are best protected, in law and in practice.

Monday, May 26th 2014 - 07:17 UTC

UN praises Mujica's initiative to provide home for Syrian orphanded children

President Mujica's offer “is a drop in the ocean, but each effort by each country is very important and welcome,” Alfaro said.

The United Nations' refugee commission expressed gratitude that Uruguay is preparing to provide a new home for 100 children orphaned by Syria's civil war. Senior regional UNHCR official Michelle Alfaro said there are more than 2 million Syrian refugees in all, and Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan can't handle them all, so the agency hopes to relocate 30,000 this year.

Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 10:11 UTC

Suarez resting at home expects to begin exercises next week

The striker at home with his family replying all the support messages

Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is resting at home following a Thursday early morning arthroscopy, and should be back with recuperation exercises as early as next week, according to the latest sanitary report from the Uruguayan Football Association medical team.

Thursday, May 22nd 2014 - 07:28 UTC

Suarez to undergo knee surgery, according to sports news; Uruguay plays England 19 June

The Liverpool striker the best player of the Premier League and one of the best in the world

Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez will undergo surgery on Thursday in a knee according to relatives and close friends of the best player of the English Premier league with the Liverpool colors.

Thursday, May 22nd 2014 - 01:01 UTC

Uruguay reported a trade deficit of 1.38bn dollars in the twelve months to April

Beef and soy beans remain the main export items although the most dynamic has been dairy produce

Uruguay’s goods’ foreign trade in the twelve months to April 2014 reported a deficit of 1.38 billion dollars with exports totaling 10.42 billion and imports 11.185bn, according to the country’s Chamber of Industries Economic Studies Unit based on data from Customs.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 07:31 UTC

Venezuelan situation impedes Mercosur summit to take place in Caracas, says Almargo

Almagro stated that Venezuela has other priorities such as the peace dialogue and the social situation

Uruguay Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro said that the political situation in Venezuela makes it quite improbable that the three-times postponed and since delayed Mercosur summit can effectively take place in Caracas sometime in the next two months.

Friday, May 16th 2014 - 10:17 UTC

Mujica calls on countries to leave aside individual interests and address global problems

In his last day of meetings Mujica addressed the OAS Permanente Council

The President of Uruguay, José Mujica called on countries to put aside individual interests, address global problems such as climate change, and give more decision-making power to international organizations. Mujica is on a four day visit to Washington and on Thursday visited the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, OAS.

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

Mujica's reference to Uruguayan's work contraction triggered controversy

The president said that “we are not hard workers, just so-so”

President Mujica's speech before the US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday had its good side, the strong references to Brazil and the fact Uruguay is a 'decent country' and 'we don't go around bribing people', but there was also another side which was controversial.

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 07:28 UTC

“Good manners” take you further, fighting is 'senseless' confessed Mujica

The Uruguayan leader recalled the times fifty years ago when he worked for the Minister of Industry Erro

President Jose Mujica in a private dinner with Uruguayan media in Washington revealed that in his meetings with US officials he tried to show that with 'good manners' you can disagree and also advance because it is 'senseless' to fight. He also anticipated that when his mandate is over he plans to visit the Basque provinces from where his ancestors came to Uruguay in 1840.


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