President Mujica's speech before the US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday had its good side, the strong references to Brazil and the fact Uruguay is a 'decent country' and 'we don't go around bribing people', but there was also another side which was controversial.
President Jose Mujica in a private dinner with Uruguayan media in Washington revealed that in his meetings with US officials he tried to show that with 'good manners' you can disagree and also advance because it is 'senseless' to fight. He also anticipated that when his mandate is over he plans to visit the Basque provinces from where his ancestors came to Uruguay in 1840.
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.
The Argentine consumer-price index climbed 1.8% in April over March, which means that during the first four months of the year it reached 11.99%. The CPI announcement was made by Economy minister Axel Kicillof at a press conference on Wednesday. However private estimates and the Buenos Aires City index show greater percentages.
Internet companies can be made to remove irrelevant or excessive personal information from search engine results, Europe’s top court ruled in a case pitting privacy campaigners against Google.
Britain’s Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband and Clare Moody, Labor candidate for the South West and Gibraltar in the coming European Parliamentary election have confirmed that Labor fully supports self determination for the people of Gibraltar.
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.
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.
Exploration drilling in the waters off the Falkland Islands will resume in the second quarter of next year, according to Premier Oil. Negotiations are currently underway with rig contractors and joint venture partners, the company said in its interim management statement which was approved as the annual general meeting.
Brazil forecasts that the estimated 3.7 million people expected to visit during the World Cup, including Brazilian and foreign tourists, will boost the country's economy to the tune of 3.03bn. dollars.