Uruguay

Uruguay
Friday, March 27th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Mercosur is being left out of the main global trade flows, argues Uruguay

“We are interested in integrating to the world's main trade flows and Uruguay and Mercosur are being left out of that dynamic traffic”, said Nin Novoa.

Mercosur is being left out of the main global trade flows since it only belongs to 1% of free trade treaties or tariff preference agreements, which actually represent half of world trade, said Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during a conference on “Education and regional integration”.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 04:23 UTC

It's official: Uruguay will not receive any more Guantanamo inmates

“It is being studied. What is certain is that no more prisoners are going to come from Guantanamo. That is absolute,” said foreign minister Nin Novoa

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said on Monday that Montevideo absolutely will not accept any more inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, in contrast to the previous government of Jose Mujica, who took in - as refugees - six Middle Eastern men who had been held at the facility.

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Ten people killed as small chartered plane crashes few minutes after takeoff in Uruguay

 The “Beechcraft C 90” model was registered in Argentina under the ID “LV-CEO”, belonged to Aviajet, and was carrying 8 passengers and 2 pilots

Ten people have been reported dead when a small chartered airplane with Argentine plates crashed Thursday night after taking off at the Laguna del Sauce airport, near the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este. Rescue teams and fire personnel confirmed at least seven charred bodies.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Almagro pledges an end to OAS fragmentation and a hemisphere without exclusions

Almagro received broad support from OAS member countries, which cast 33 votes in favor and one abstention, to elect him as successor of Insulza.

Uruguay's former Foreign minister Luis Almagro was elected on Wednesday by the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) as Secretary General for the next five years, during the XLIX Special General Assembly held at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Uruguay's Economy minister warns about Mercosur and Brazilian situation

“There are complications at global level and very significant at regional scale, not only relative to economic affairs but also to political affairs” said Astori

Uruguay's Economy minister Danilo Astori warned about the new regional and international context, not so favorable to his country's interests as in recent years, and underlined that Mercosur is going through one of its worst moments since foundation in 1991.

Friday, March 13th 2015 - 11:38 UTC

Uruguay looks to Paraguay in support of a more open and dynamic Mercosur

Uruguayan ambassador Perazza met with Paraguay's deputy foreign minister Rigoberto Gauto to discuss Mercosur and integration

Fresh from an incident with Venezuela which delayed and displaced a Unasur meeting, the Uruguayan government is looking for closer relations with the conservative administration of Paraguay, putting the emphasis on regional integration but also in making Mercosur a more open and dynamic trade and cooperation block.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Uruguay's economy vulnerabilities: inflation and budget deficit, says IMF report

Above-target inflation leaves little room for a countercyclical monetary policy response

The Uruguayan economy is decelerating gradually after a decade of strong and inclusive growth. Export receipts are growing at a markedly lower clip than a few years ago and domestic demand growth is slowing towards a more sustainable pace. At the same time, inflation remains above the target range and the primary fiscal balance has weakened further in 2014.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Uruguay's Vazquez returns to office a decade later but with a different economic climate

The incoming and outgoing presidents effusively embrace in the stage mounted in the Independence Plaza

Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the centre left catch-all coalition to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule. Vazquez, a cancer doctor with a more buttoned-down style than the outspoken Mujica, won 53.6% of the vote in a November 30 presidential run-off, reclaiming the office he previously held from 2005 to 2010.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:14 UTC

Maduro retaliates and will demand visas from US citizens travelling to Venezuela

The Venezuelan president had to remain in his country despite his announced Sunday trip to Uruguay for the change of government ceremony

President Nicolas Maduro said his government had captured American citizens involved in “espionage activities,” and said US citizens in the future will have to seek visas to come to Venezuela. Speaking during a rally, he said his government will prohibit some US officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar measure by the government of President Barack Obama against a group of Venezuelan public officials.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 22:26 UTC

Anibal Fernandez calls Uruguayan former president Batlle a 'gorilla'

“A gorilla impossible to be stopped,” the ex senator and next chief of staff, said of the ex head of state of neighboring Uruguay.

Argentina's Secretary General to the Presidency Anibal Fernández hit back to ex president of Uruguay Jorge Batlle who on Wednesday said Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez “hopes to be sacked from the government.”

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