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Montevideo, November 30th 2023 - 14:35 UTC


  • Monday, March 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    It's official: Botnia begins pulp production next September

    Botnia offcials Eugenio Garcia and Roland Beare during the press conference

    The Uruguay/Argentina controversy over the construction of pulp mills escalated another step Monday when the Finnish company Botnia, next to Uruguayan government officials, announced in Montevideo the plant would begin production next September, which is a month before presidential elections in Argentina.

  • Friday, March 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    China chooses Uruguay for its first South America car plant

    880/1.000 cc model known as Chery's QQ

    China's largest domestic automaker announced Friday the opening of an assembly plant in Uruguay with an Argentine partner, marking the first investment by a Chinese company in an auto factory in South America.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean investment abroad concentrates in Colombia

    Chilean companies are set to continue a long-established trend of investing in other Latin American countries in 2007 as they outgrow their home market, with Colombia the preferred destination and retailers the biggest spenders according to the latest report from the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Japan ready to sign FTA at end of March

    “It is one additional step that Chile makes and an ambitious one, signifying we will have free markets in Asia of 2.5 billion consumers” said the Foxley

    The Chilean and Japanese governments will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) on March 27, which constitutes a step forward in reinforcing Chile's presence in Asia, where it currently holds agreements with China (2005) and South Korea. The new convention is similar to others agreed to by the European Union (EU) and the United States.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Ecuador to repair roads system with funds to repay creditors

    Ecuadorian Army to begin  road construction

    Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa declared Tuesday a national roads system emergency and ordered the Army to begin the construction and maintenance of the country's road network to be financed with funds originally destined to honor foreign debt payments.

  • Sunday, February 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Indian company and Bolivia at odds over huge steel foundry

    Natural gas price has become the main obstacle for India's Jindal Steel & Power corporation project to develop Bolivia's richest known reserves of iron.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Botnia keeps to plan and opens disputed pulp mill in 3Q

    Finland “continues to support negotiations and dialogue” between the neighboring countries said  Amb. Jolkkonen

    The controversial Botnia-Orion pulp mill under construction in Uruguay and challenged by Argentina, is “keeping to the timetable” and forecasted to be “officially inaugurated” sometime in the third quarter of this year (July-September), according to reliable sources from the Finnish corporation.

  • Friday, February 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UNESCO offers help to rebuild Valparaiso historical centre

    Valparaiso Old City under fire

    The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offered Chile assistance in repairing damage caused by the fire that destroyed part of the historical centre of the port city of Valparaiso last week, killing several people.

  • Friday, February 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil and US to boost regional ethanol industry

    Brazil is the worlds lowest-cost producer of sugar and ethanol.

    Ahead of US President George Bush's visit, Brazil announced plans to invest almost 5 billion US dollars over the next 10 years into biotechnology research involving renewable energy, agriculture and rain forest pharmaceuticals.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    ”Argentina top ten to live in'

    Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires

    Argentina for the first time made it to the top ten club that examines the best countries to live in, with France leading for the second year running and war-torn Iraq remaining at the bottom, also for the second year running, according to the latest ranking from International Living magazine.