Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 04:52 UTC

Chilean volcano ashes reach Uruguay and will cover the whole territory

“The ashes are here, they came in from the south east and are above us and tomorrow will cover the whole national territory” said Fernando Traversa

Uruguay's emergency system, Sinae confirmed on Friday that the ashes from Chile's Calbuco volcano eruption have reached the country and on Saturday will cover the whole of the territory, with some dust precipitations linked to the phenomenon expected.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 09:05 UTC

“Overfishing and overfished stocks at all times low” in US fisheries

“NOAA wants to let consumers know that the United States’ global leadership in responsible fisheries and sustainable seafood is paying off,” Sobeck said

The number of United States domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to an all-time low since 1997, when NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) began tracking stock status, according to the 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

British embassy in Montevideo awards scholarships to young football players

Athletes received certificates from Ambassador, Ben Lyster-Binns; Fernando Caceres, Director of Sports and Pablo Hernandez, Coordinator of “Goal to the Future”.

A football player doesn’t only depend on their sporting attributes on the pitch, but also needs to have the skills to be competitive out of the stadium. For those who start playing football, English can be the key to access to new opportunities, or to put it another way, it can be like a Goal to the Future.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 08:01 UTC

An Apple iPad from Pope Francis fetched 30.500 dollars at auction in Uruguay

The iPad carries the inscription “His Holiness Francisco. Servizio Internet Vatican, March 2013,” with a certificate signed by the Pope's personal secretary

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis has fetched 30,500 dollars at auction, with proceeds going to a school in a poor neighborhood in Uruguay, the local auction house selling the item said.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 - 10:03 UTC

Intellectual icon of Latin America's left in the seventies and eighties dies in Montevideo

“The Open Veins of Latin America” became a classic text for the left in the region and propelled the Eduardo Hughes Galeano to fame

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose The Open Veins of Latin America became a classic text for the left in the region and propelled the author to fame, died on Monday at age 74. Galeano had been ill with lung cancer for several months.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 08:17 UTC

Uruguay/Brazil meeting to attempt an advance in Mercosur/EU trade talks

Rodolfo Nin Novoa revealed to the Uruguayan congress that this week he will be meeting with his counterpart and Mauro Vieira in Brasilia

Uruguay and Brazil foreign ministers Rodolfo Nin Novoa and Mauro Vieira will be meeting this week in Brasilia in yet another attempt to push forward the stalled negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, according to the minutes of a meeting of the Uruguayan official with members of the Foreign Affairs committee.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Obama announces Brazilian president Rousseff visit to Washington on June 30

Obama made the announcement on Saturday during a bilateral meeting with Rousseff, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

US President Barack Obama announced that Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington on June 30, almost two years after she cancelled a trip over a US spying scandal. Obama made the announcement during a bilateral meeting with Rousseff, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Uruguayan president meets Obama; UNHCR will provide Guantanamo detainees with homes

Vazquez, Obama and Costa Rica's president Solis during the meeting with social activists and civil leaders

The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, will provide homes to six former detainees of the US military prison in Guantanamo who have struggled to resettle in Uruguay, the country`s President said on Friday.

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 03:06 UTC

Uruguay considering extending length of oil exploration contracts

“If we find oil, there is no possible scenario in which this could be profitable and be developed” said de Santa Ana, ANCAP exploration manager

Uruguay is considering extending the length of its oil exploration contracts with foreign companies drilling in its waters in order to shore up investment at a time of plunging crude prices, it said on Wednesday. BP, BG Group, Total, a joint venture of Tullow Oil and Inpex, and a consortium of YPF, Royal Dutch Shell and Galp all have exploration agreements and have invested around $2 billion to date.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 08:05 UTC

Public-private partnership to rehabilitate Uruguay's most transited highways

Route 21 is used mostly by trucks transporting grains to the Nueva Palmira port, the country's second busiest

Spanish construction company Sacyr joined Uruguay's Grinor in a consortium bidding for a contract to recover and maintain highways in the Mercosur member country.


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