Uruguay

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Wednesday, May 14th 2014 - 02:54 UTC

Prison inmate taps into the cellular phone of US ambassador in Uruguay

Police are trying to find out how Ambassador Julissa Reynoso's cell-phone was tapped

A prisoner in Uruguay tapped into the U.S. ambassador's cell-phone and sent messages to some of her contacts in an attempt to commit a still undisclosed fraud, authorities said Tuesday, although the news was on the media a day before.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014 - 02:38 UTC

Uruguay agrees to take 8 to 12 Guantanamo prisoners; announcement in 'a couple of weeks'

Apparently the agreement reached does not impose strict conditions for the released

The administration of president Jose Mujica is willing to take eight to twelve of Guantanamo prisoners as refugees in Uruguay and this could happen once the US Senate approves a bill to that purpose, according to sources from the ministerial delegation currently in Washington.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 23:56 UTC

Mujica asks Obama support for scientific knowledge and to combat smoking

He called to fight 'for life' by finishing with the smoking habit that kills eight million people annually

In an enjoyable press conference at the White House Uruguay's President Jose Mujica spoke about the increasing importance for people in the US to be bilingual, the dangers of smoking and his interest in having access to U.S. knowledge and professors. President Barrack Obama praised the Uruguayan leader's 'extraordinary' credibility and leadership in democracy and human rights issues.

Monday, May 12th 2014 - 06:38 UTC

Pelé desperate to exorcise Brazil's defeat and loss of the World Cup to Uruguay in 1950

“There is no doubt: Brazil can avenge the 1950 World Cup with a win at home”, said the great striker

Brazil's Pelé, the legendary attacker believes that his country's national team has the ideal opportunity to exorcise the demons of their 2-1 infamous loss to Uruguay at the Maracana 64 years ago, more precisely 16 July 1950.

Saturday, May 10th 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Mujica meets Obama on Monday with a long agenda of issues to discuss

Among the issues which interest Mujica are trade and investment, marihuana, tobacco, Guantanamo prisoners

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica flies on Saturday evening to the United States and on Monday at 10:45 will be walking into the White House for a sixty minutes meeting with President Barack Obama. Mujica will be spending five days in Washington where he has scheduled a long list of meetings and conferences.

Friday, May 9th 2014 - 02:29 UTC

UK disappointed with Uruguay's identification of Falklands as 'a latent threat'

Ambassador Lyster-Binns “The UK is, and has always been, a good friend of Uruguay. We have strong and warm relations in different areas”

The United Kingdom is disappointed with Uruguay's stance which identifies the Falklands/Malvinas Islands as 'a latent threat' and an element that negatively affects the South Atlantic as “as zone of peace and cooperation”. Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns said he does not share the statement that the British Overseas Territory of the Falklands are a 'destabilizing element for the region'.

Thursday, May 8th 2014 - 04:50 UTC

“The open veins of Latin America” is a boring undocumented book, admits his author

Eduardo (Hughes) Galeano made the public admission at the Brasilia book show

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano said in an interview published on the Argentine newspaper Perfil.com that he considers his 1971 book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, by far his best-known work, to be so bad he will no longer read from it during public appearances.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014 - 21:29 UTC

Uruguay to sign agreement with Brazil to boost the naval construction industry

Minister Kreimerman made the announcement during the launching of a barge with 5.000 tons capacity for the pulp industry

Uruguay and Brazil will be signing this month an agreement to promote the development of Uruguay's naval construction industry, which has been described as one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, said Industry and Energy minister Roberto Kreimerman in Montevideo during the launching of a barge for the pulp industry.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Mujica says Obama has 'his hands and feet tied' so that 'he can't do a thing'

The Uruguayan president is scheduled to meet Obama and Kerry next Monday

Less than a week before meeting with Barack Obama in Washington, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica described his peer as a 'progressive leader who has his feet and hands tied” and described the fact he made it to the White House, a complete surprise, 'almost unconceivable'.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

Uruguay's inflation index down 0.06% in April; four-month index 4.68%

Health-care was the item which most receded because of the freeze on the monthly payment

Uruguay's inflation index was down 0.06% during April with the annual index standing at 9.18% and 4.68% in the first four months of the year, according to the latest release from the country's stats office, INE.

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