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Montevideo, June 18th 2018 - 03:44 UTC


  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 18:01 UTC

    Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president

    The General assembly session convened at 10:00 in the morning and following a brief recess, at 10:40 Senator Lucia Topolansky took the oath of office.

    Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly (123/123). Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning party in the last election, in this case the MPP (Popular Participation Movement), leads in the presidential succession line. She is the first woman to occupy such a post.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 10:09 UTC

    US opens its market for Uruguay's ovine meat with bone

    The panel which made the announcement long expected by Uruguayan officials and farmers

    Uruguay has announced that the United States Federal Registry published that beginning 12 October Uruguayan ovine meat, with bone, will have access to the US market. This follows a long decades process which obtained its first milestone at the end of 2013, when access to the US market was granted to boneless lamb and mutton, with the first shipment in early 2014.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands' Prado stand: Argentina puts pressure on Uruguay and UK embassy

    Nin Novoa revealed that the Argentine embassy in Montevideo did not contact the ministry directly, but through a phone call to Uruguay's  embassy in Buenos Aires

    Uruguay has requested that the Falkland Islands stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the country's main agriculture and industrial show, Expo-Prado, be withdrawn, following an emphatic statement and disappointment from Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas question dispute.

  • Monday, September 11th 2017 - 09:27 UTC

    Falklands at the Expo-Prado: Argentina makes official its disappointment to Uruguay

    The Falklands stand at the British pavilion in the Prado show

    In a Sunday release the Argentine government regretted the presence of the Falkland Islands stand at the Prado agro-industry show which is taking place in Montevideo, and said it expects collaboration from the Uruguayan government.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:04 UTC

    Uruguay's vice-president resigns; Mujica's wife expected to assume

    Sendic and his political mentor, Mujica, are considered responsible for the “technical bankruptcy” of Uruguay's fuels refining and pricing company ANCAP

    Uruguayan Vice president, and head of the Senate, Raul Sendic has stepped down after presenting his “indeclinable” resignation to the ruling coalition plenary and to president Tabare Vazquez, quelling what was becoming a major political and institutional situation given his long string of misconducts, some of them precisely questioned by an ethics tribunal from the coalition.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 19:57 UTC

    Argentine embassy disappointed with Falklands stand at the Prado show

    The Falklands stand promoting tourism, trade and links at the Great Britain pavilion

    The Argentine embassy met with officials from the Uruguayan Rural Association, ARU, to express their disappointment since the Falkland Islands have a stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the Prado agro-industry show in Montevideo, according to a report from Television Nacional, which belongs to the Uruguayan government media complex.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2017 - 07:37 UTC

    Expo-Prado agro-industrial show opens in Montevideo

    Minister Aguerre, Zerbino and Curuchet during the formal opening of the show at the Prado green (Pic A. Colmegna)

    Uruguay's main agricultural, industrial and commercial show, Expo/Prado 2017 opened in Montevideo on Wednesday. The annual event, which this year is international, (it rotates with Argentina's Palermo show) is an opportunity for city people to admire the best cattle, sheep, horses and hogs of the region, and for the farmers a chance to see how much technology has advanced in the last twelve months.

  • Monday, September 4th 2017 - 06:57 UTC

    Reception in UK embassy for Uruguayan Chevening scholars

    Ambassador Ian Duddy hosted a reception for the Chevening scholars who will be studying in UK universities in 2017/18

    The British embassy in Uruguay organized a pre-departure event for the Chevening scholars who will study masters degrees at UK universities in 2017-18. After a presentation on the Chevening experience and what awaits them upon their arrival in the United Kingdom, the ambassador offered a reception for them and their families, authorities, alumni and members of the Graduates from British Universities Association, GBUA.

  • Friday, August 25th 2017 - 12:11 UTC

    Montevideo port operators warn about increase costs' increase and loss of activity

    Article 116 forcing operators to contract crews for a minimum of 13 paid days, is forecasted to have a direct impact on Montevideo port costs and competitiveness

    Montevideo port agents and operators have publicly expressed their concern regarding some articles included in the current budget discussions which are contrary to the constitution, labor legislation and will unnecessarily increase costs and have a direct impact on the port's competitiveness.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2017 - 17:46 UTC

    Uruguay:British companies and agri-tech experts presented solutions for the agricultural sector.

    The full house at the residence during one of the several conferences and presentations by the British companies

    On 28 July, British agri-tech experts and companies presented their work, products and services to Uruguayan companies and institutions at an event hosted at the British Residence.