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Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 23:35 UTC


  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Mujica supports the FTA with Chile: Piñera begins his commercial tour avoiding Uruguay

    Mujica said that before “a weakened Mercosur”, Uruguay has to look for alternative incentives to improve trade stability.

    While Chilean President Sebastián Piñera started a commercial tour in Brazil last Thursday, in which he avoids Uruguay because the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile is blocked in the Uruguayan Parliament since 2016, ex-president José Mujica explained that he supports the FTA with Chile in order to look for “the best incentives to ensure commercial stability.” The bench of former president Mujica and the communist party refuse to approve the commercial agreement.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    British Academics delivered counterterrorism course in Uruguay

    Personnel from the Uruguayan, Brazilian, Chilean and Paraguayan armed forces, as well as the Argentine Gendarmerie attended the regional course.

    Two instructors from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst gave a course on counterterrorism from 9-13 April at the Uruguayan Naval War College in Montevideo. The purpose of the course was to provide an introduction to the key principles of the fight against terorrism and its practical application through the British approach and the study of a wide range of contemporary cases.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 09:46 UTC

    Salisbury nerve gas incident: Uruguay rejects US suggestion to expel Russian diplomats

     “Uruguay is an independent country and determines its relations with the world itself,” Nin Novoa said, “it is an improper request”

    Washington’s request that other countries also expel Russian diplomats is improper, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said. “I did not take this request well, I said it was improper and it should not have been made,” the top diplomat said as cited by the El Pais newspaper.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 19:16 UTC

    International coffee house and Mexican partner open first store in Montevideo

    Ricardo Rico, Starbucks general manager for Latin America;  Natalia Lapaz, manager of the Montevideo Shopping store; Pablo Jaratz, Starbucks Uruguay General Manager and Pablo de los Heros, head of Als

    Starbucks has opened with great success its first store in Uruguay at the Montevideo Shopping mall in the capital city Montevideo. The store has a unique design and offers a wide range of Starbucks beverages and food, including Starbucks 100% arabica coffees from Latin America and around the world.

  • Monday, April 16th 2018 - 02:10 UTC

    The Economist on Uruguay: some serious shortfalls

    Economist Carlos Steneri,

    The Economist recently published an extremely laudatory article on the performance of the Uruguayan economy in the last fifteen years, much of which can be supported but even more needs to be rectified, quite a surprise coming from a publication known for its research rigor. The piece was titled “Uruguay’s record-setting economic growth streak; How a small country outperforms its neighbors” and was published in the March 28th edition.

  • Friday, April 6th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    UK Export Finance support for Uruguay increased to £4 billion

    Sam Hoexter from UK Export Finance will give a presentation on export credits available for Uruguayan and British companies for up to £4 billion.

    The United Kingdom Export Finance (UKEF) support available for trade with Uruguay has been increased to up to £4 billion, meaning an additional £2.25 billion in support for UK companies exporting to Uruguay and for Uruguayan buyers of UK goods and services.

  • Friday, March 30th 2018 - 07:04 UTC

    The Economist: Uruguay less dependent on Argentina, Brazil

    Jesko Hentschel, regional director of the World Bank, recalled that Uruguay, unlike Argentina, had won over the confidence of investors

    The British publication The Economist praised Uruguay's progress and underlined its decreasing dependency from giant neighbours Brazil and Argentina.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    Lula begins tour of south Brazil and meets Mujica, but it was a bad day for both leaders

    Meeting with Mujica in the border town of Livramento was not that successful as expected. Again he was received by anti-Lula groups  (Pic AFP)

    Protesters interrupted the start on Monday of an election campaign tour by former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, who leads opinion polls but faces a lengthy jail sentence for corruption. Police had to intervene to separate some 150 protesting farmers and Lula's supporters in Bage, where the populist leader was starting a bus tour of southern Brazil ahead of October 7 elections.

  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    UK expert in Montevideo to promote British sheep genetics in Uruguay

    Henry Lewis, industrial partner of the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is linked to British Export Certification

    A British expert in export certification is visiting Uruguay with the aim of promoting the regeneration British genetics in Uruguayan flocks. In Uruguay there are currently four sheep breeds of British origin: Suffolk, Romney Marsh, Hampshire Down and Southdown, in addition to British Texel.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 11:59 UTC

    Falklands have three new young “ambassadors”

    Hristo Gomez, Marco Franceschini and Mauricio Giraudo, join British Ambassador in Uruguay Ian Duddy at the Government House in Stanley (Pic Twitter)

    Three young people who, judging by their boundless enthusiasm for all things Falkland, could be ambassadors for the Islands after only a week in Stanley and the Camp. Mauricio Giraudo from Uruguay, Marco Franceschini from Brazil and Hristo Gomez, from Chile, are this year’s winners of a competition organized each year by the British embassies in Montevideo, Brasilia and Santiago and sponsored and financed by the Falkland Islands Government.