Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 09:00 UTC

Uruguay with one foot in the Security Council in 2016; has full support from the region

“We are the only candidate from the region for the Security Council seat and we have the necessary votes to support it”, said Almagro

Uruguay is the 'only' candidate from Latin America and the Caribbean and has the necessary votes to be elected next October non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council beginning 2016, announced foreign minister Luis Almagro. This will be the second time a Uruguay seat at the Security Council, the first was in 1965/66.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

Hereford's best 2014 bull in the world is from Uruguay

Kamikaze, the winner of the Hereford Champion of the World

The world's best Hereford bull is from Uruguay. “Kamikaze” was chosen king of bulls 2014 by HerefordBreeder.net, the world's top Hereford show which takes place in Texas. The Sunday event was supported in conjunction with the Stock Show and other sponsors, in ceremonies at Fort Worth's West Arena.

Monday, February 2nd 2015 - 03:49 UTC

Uruguay's new administration after more open and frank relations with Mercosur

Nin Novoa: “our embassies must be efficient trade offices” and for that the number of 'political appointees' in embassies will be cut drastically.

Career diplomats at key embassies, a more frank approach in talks with Mercosur, closer links with Israel and any free trade option with the United States remains frozen, anticipated Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Uruguay's next foreign minister as of next March first when the new administration takes office.

Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 20:47 UTC

'Mercosur does not exist': Uruguay should try a one to one deal with the Europe

“There is no excuse for not attempting a one-to-one agreement with the EU, because other countries in the continent have followed that path” said Riezler

Mercosur does not exist; Uruguay is losing precious time and should try a one to one trade agreement with the European Union, according to Paul Riezler, president of the Euro-Chamber in Uruguay and of the Uruguay-Germany Commerce and Industry Chamber.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Full support for Argentina's Malvinas claim pledges new Uruguay government

“We will always be next to our Argentine brothers to ensure that someday they can achieve the diplomatic and political circumstances so that justice is made”

Uruguay's next ambassador to Argentina Hector Lescano said that bilateral relations have always been 'cordial', even in difficult times, and there is no doubt that when president-elect Tabare Vazquez takes office, Uruguay's full support to Argentina's claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands will be maintained.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Cuba/US: catching a glimpse of the possible future

The hostile policy first adopted by President Eisenhower (1953/61) was followed with only slight variations by Republican and Democratic administrations

By Leonardo Padura Fuentes (*) - All Cubans, on either side of the Florida Straits, but also in places like Spain, France or Greenland – where there must be a couple of Cubans – as well felt it was a historic moment that included each and every one of us, when U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Dec. 17 the normalization of relations after half a century of hostility.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Uruguay's Almagro becomes the only contender for OAS Secretary General post

Almagro a career diplomat who was named Minister by President Jose Mujica thus has the way clear for becoming the successor of Insulza

Guatemalan former Vice President Eduardo Stein on Wednesday announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy to head the Organization of American States due to health reasons. Stein's withdrawal leaves Uruguay's foreign minister, Luis Almagro, as the only declared candidate for the post.

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

UK visa applications in Uruguay will be decided in Bogotá

The announcement becomes effective January 26

As of 26 January 2015, applications for visas for the United Kingdom made in Uruguay will be decided in Bogota. United Kingdom Visas and Immigration, which has the responsibility for issuing UK visas overseas, is introducing a change to its network as part of a broader change program.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 01:00 UTC

First wind-powered vessel expected in Montevideo with turbines for eolian farm

E-ship 1 belongs to a German company and has been sailing since 2010. The vertical cylinders are the main propulsion

The first wind propelled vessel in the world is expected to dock in Montevideo on Thursday loaded with turbines, columns and rotor blades for a wind farm which is being built in the north of Uruguay.

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Mujica's wife will run for mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay's main electoral base

Senator Lucia Topolansky “knows the real Montevideo because she's in contact with the people”, argue her supporters

Senator Lucia Topolansky, the wife of outgoing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, will run for mayor of Montevideo in the May 2015 elections, representatives of the governing centre leftist Broad Front coalition announced this week.


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