The European Union wants closer links with Latinamerica and the Caribbean and will attempt in the near future to conclude the several pending agreements with different countries from the region, announced in Brussels Benita Ferrero-Waldner Commissioner responsible for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.
The European Union and Mercosur have suspended negotiations for an association agreement, basically on trade issues, admitted Geoffrey Barrett head of the European Commission delegation for Uruguay and Paraguay.
With just over three weeks to a crucial presidential election, Uruguayan political parties have been shocked by the latest public opinion polls: contrary to statistics both leading candidates have lost support while the undecided have doubled.
The US government has relaxed its control over how the internet is run. It has signed a four-page affirmation of commitments with the net regulator Icann, giving the body autonomy for the first time.
Britain's five biggest banks have signed up to new internationally-agreed curbs on bonuses, it has been announced. Chancellor Alistair Darling welcomed the decision by the banks to accept the principles agreed last week at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
Costa Rica’s president Oscar Arias called on the international community to collaborate with Honduras November presidential election, avoiding isolating the de facto regime, thus helping to find a way out to the current crisis.
Graham Watson, South West England and Gibraltar’s Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament vowed to hold Britain to account over the Gibraltar waters controversy with Spain, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
The collective wealth of the richest 400 US citizens has fallen by 300 billion US dollars over the past year, according to the latest Forbes 400 rich list. With downturn in the financial markets and wider economy taking its toll, this is an annual decline of 19%.
Candombe, a dance and choreography of strong cultural tradition among the Afro-River Plate population which was originally brought by slaves mainly to Uruguay, was declared Wednesday as belonging to the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco.
Two of Uruguay’s most typical cultural expressions, tango and candombe (*) were declared on Wednesday part of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.