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Uruguay

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

    Uruguay expects 10% increase in international tourist arrivals this summer

    “If the current trend of a more than 10% rise in tourists continues, the season is going to be better than last year,” Benjamin Liberoff told reporters

    Uruguay's deputy tourism minister said that based on current trends the number of international tourist arrivals during the current summer season, which peaks in December and January, should rise by more than 10%.

  • Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 - 11:41 UTC

    Uruguay ratifies OAS convention for human rights protection of the elderly

    The Permanent Representative of Uruguay, Hugo Cayrús, recalled that the legislature of his country ratified the Convention in September.

    Uruguay became the first member state of the Organization of American States (OAS) to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the Human Rights of Elderly Persons. The Permanent Representative of Uruguay, Hugo Cayrús, recalled that the legislature of his country ratified the Convention in September.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 09:07 UTC

    Venezuela loses Mercosur voting rights in December, announces Uruguay

    “For Uruguay what is going to happen in December is that Venezuela will cease to be a member with a vote, because it has not complied with what was agreed”, said Nin Novoa.

    Venezuela will continue as member of Mercosur but with no right to vote, since it has not fully incorporated all the group's rules and regulations as had been agreed, revealed Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Friday in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 08:52 UTC

    Fuel shortages feared in Uruguay due to lorry drivers' strike

    Lorry drivers strike raises concern over petrol supply in Uruguay

    The lorry drivers' strike already under way in Uruguay, which broke up as a conflict between freight carriers and the agriculture sectors, may have its impact on the distribution of car petrol, warns Mauro Borzzaconi of the trucking association.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 11:47 UTC

    Uruguay with IDB support plans to invest US$600 million in rural roads network

    A US$300 million credit line for investment projects will boost agricultural production by improving the rural roads network

    Uruguay plans to improve the rural roads network of the 18 department governments with support from two credit lines for an investment project totalling US$600 million with two initial loans completing US$150 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The funds will support the implementation of rural roads construction in agriculture production areas, and will also be geared to improve and strengthen fiscal management and services at the departmental government level.

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 10:28 UTC

    Buenos Aires' to have its own Trump Tower luxurious offices by 2020

    Buenos Aires Trump Tower project picks up momentum

    With a budget of 100 million dollars, construction of the 35-story building may start in June next year and be finished by 2020, it was announced by the same developers in charge of the residential project in Punta del Este under the name of next President of the United States.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2016 - 09:40 UTC

    ANCAP's Carboclor sinks deeper, goes after sale or merger

    : Things going from bad to worse for ANCAP's Carboclor in Argentina

    Losses increase from US $ 9 million by mid year to US $ 14 million in September due to contraction of domestic demand, the fall in international prices and the percentage of ethanol cut in gasolines.Carboclor, ANCAP's subsidiary in Argentina, shows no sign of recovery in its most recent balancesheet as production fell below “normal levels” caused by financial shortcomings which in turn led to a decrease in the inflow of raw materials to the refinery in Campana in the province of Buenos Aires. Shutting down the plant for 25 days is being considered as a partial solution.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 09:08 UTC

    Falklands' trip for university students winners of regional competition

    The Government of the Falkland Islands and the British Embassies in Uruguay, Brazil and Chile invited university students to participate in this regional competition to win the chance to visit the Falklands for a week, all expenses paid.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 07:52 UTC

    Alas buyover agreed on with Chilean airline LAW

    Alas Uruguay, LAW agree on 100% buyover

    Latin American Wings (LAW) and the Uruguayan company reached an agreement whereby the new owners will keep 50% of the current staff, government authorization pending. Alas Uruguay and the Chilean airline Latin American Wings (LAW) reached a “framework agreement” on Thursday as “the first step towards integration,” it was announce in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 17:02 UTC

    In Rome, Pepe Mujica cries “Help!” as Trump wins election

    Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica wants to go to Mars after Trump's victory

    The former Uruguayan President came up with “a word that says it all: Help!” during a radio interview. Tabaré Vázquez to wait for official results to be released.Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, in Rome to attend the third World Meeting of Popular Movements made those remarks during a radio appearance. Mujica had expressed his preference for Hillary Clinton.