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Uruguay’s budget deficit soars to 2.8% of GDP; Minister pleads for ‘austerity’

Friday, February 1st 2013 - 23:07 UTC
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Uruguay’s budget fiscal deficit soared to 1.35 billion dollars or 2.8% of GDP last year, the highest since 2003, propped by energy costs, extraordinary one time payments and support for the recently implemented national health scheme, according to a release from the Ministry of Economy. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    I love living in Uruguay but despair of the rediculous antics of the President.

    The Pluna incident is the epitome of corruption and/or incompetence at the highests levels aided and abetted by the owner of Burquebus who undoubtedly thought he had the deal sewn up until his ex-employee made a balls of it.

    The election is not far away now and I do hope that someone without a communist background can move the country back into sound financial areas.

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    CryingR, why you ever crying. Make anything, milorde!

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Brasileiro

    I no longer respond to you, it is an execise in futility.

    Please stop directing your posts to me but I will ignore them anyway.

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    But you begin NUMBSKUL!

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Well, the opposition has been warning the Frente Amplio administrations about overspending for years, literally. With regard to the Pluna scam, hopefully it'll be remembered as the beginning of the end of the Frente Amplio party, more commonly known locally as “Fraude Amplio” (Widespread Fraud).

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    And about Sacramento, when uruguayans come back to lusofonia?

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Brasileiro @ 6
    Sorry, can't understand. Please write in Portuguese.

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Quando nossa comunidade de Sacramento será lusófona?
    Obrigado, ynsere

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Brasileiro at 7
    If you mean the city of Colonia del Sacramento, originally established by the Portuguese, I don't think they'll ever revert to your language. Nevertheless, growing numbers of Uruguayans are learning Portuguese, just as more and more Brazilians are learning Spanish.

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Thanks ynsere.

    Feb 02nd, 2013 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Brasileiro

    Eu já não responder a você, é uma execise de futilidade.

    Por favor, pare de direcionar suas mensagens para mim, mas eu vou ignorá-los de qualquer maneira.

    Feb 03rd, 2013 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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