Uruguay

Uruguay
Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Mujica admits Mercosur problems but praises Brazil's open market attitude

The Uruguayan president next to the World Bank's Jorge Familiar  and CNN's Juan Carlos Lopez

In a 'dialogue without ties' at the World Bank President Jose Mujica said that Uruguay is a 'frontier country' which history did not want it to belong to any of the two big neighbors (Argentina and Brazil) so that the Atlantic ocean would not be left to an only country.

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 01:01 UTC

Surprise in Argentina that Mujica should have said “Uruguayans don't go around bribing”

Oscar Parrilli, the closest non family aid of Cristina Fernandez insisted that Argentines don't go around bribing

A top official from Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said that “Argentines do not bribe” and does not know why the Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica should have brought up that issue during his current visit to the United States.

Thursday, May 15th 2014 - 00:38 UTC

Next US ambassador to Uruguay could be a New Mexico sheep farmer

Mujica made the announcement after meeting with US Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that the future US ambassador in Montevideo could “probably” be Edward Avalos, currently Under Secretary for trade and regulatory programs from the US Department of Agriculture.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Uruguay offers 'tremendous guarantees' and is a 'decent country' Mujica tells US investors

The Uruguayan president captivated the audience at the US Chamber of Commerce

Uruguay offers “tremendous guarantees” for investors and is “a decent country”, said President Jose Mujica on his second day visit to Washington where he addressed 120 business people at the US Chamber of Commerce during a Tuesday morning work-breakfast.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014 - 05:19 UTC

Mujica meets Kerry to implement support at technology and education levels

Secretary Kerry described Uruguay as an old reliable friend of the US

President Jose Mujica addressing US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Uruguay has a significant deficit in technology and scientific education, and was hopeful that cooperation with the United States would help insisting that the goal is achieving equality and wealth distribution.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014 - 05:08 UTC

The very good reasons to invest in Uruguay, according to Minister Bergara

The minister however admitted some challenges: infrastructure, qualified labor and short and midterm inflation

Minister of Economy Mario Bergara addressed on Tuesday the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington and said Uruguay was a good place to invest because despite being a small market, it was a good launching pad to develop in the region.

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.

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