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Montevideo, May 28th 2023 - 19:18 UTC


  • Thursday, March 16th 2023 - 07:40 UTC

    Uruguayan President not optimistic about Mercosur-EU deal

    Lacalle said he can only cling to Lula's initiative to see some progress

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday said he was not very optimistic about the future of the trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union and that his lack of hope stemmed from both ends of the Atlantic, not just Brussels.

  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Uruguay to up border controls in fight against drug trafficking

    “Controls at ports and border crossings are fundamental,” Arbeleche said

    Uruguayan Customs authorities are to deploy three new state-of-the-art scanners for border control, Economy and Finance Minister Azucena Arbeleche announced Monday during the opening of the VIII Regional Meeting of the Global Container Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. The plan is an initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Customs Organization.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Abdo agree on Mercosur bilateral agenda

     Abdo  and Fernández agrees over lunch to boost bilateral and Mercosur ties

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay met Friday at the former's Olivos residence to discuss a broad bilateral and regional agenda, including the current situation of Mercosur and the challenges facing the bloc under Buenos Aires' pro-tempore presidency.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay, Brazil agree on joint infrastructure works

    Brazil also invited Uruguay to the 2024 G20 Summit

    Brazilian and Uruguayan officials have reached an understanding whereby the Rivera airport will become binational, a waterway will be developed, and a new bridge will be built over the Yaguarón river, it was announced after Tuesday's encounter in Brasilia featuring Foreign Ministers Francisco Bustillo and Mauro Viera, among other dignitaries.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentines to resume Carrasco-Ezeiza route

    The new service will depart from the Uruguayan capital Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays

    Aerolíneas Argentinas will resume its direct route between Buenos Aires' largest international air terminal (Ezeiza) and Montevideo's Carrasco, which will serve as a feeder for Uruguayan travelers to board transatlantic flights to Madrid or Rome or other domestic and regional services to destinations such as New York, Cancun, Punta Cana, or Havana.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Uruguay generates certainty for Argentine migrants, Lacalle says

    “We belong to Mercosur, we have no interest in cutting ourselves off,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday explained that many Argentines had decided to migrate and settle “across the pond” because his country was one that “generates certainty.”

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 15:06 UTC

    Uruguay-China’s FTA is “improving” at a slower pace, President Lacalle says

    “Perhaps the speed that one would like is not the one we have today. The processes of those giant countries are not like ours,” Lacalle stated.

    The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, referred to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. In an interview with the Argentine radio program “Alguien tiene que decirlo” (Radio Mitre), Lacalle stated that negotiations with Chinese authorities are “progressing”. However, the processes of the Asian country advance at a “slower” pace, the head of the South American Government said.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 17:42 UTC

    Mercosur-EU deal on hold until South American producers follow same protocols, Macron warns

    South American producers “do not respect the same environmental and sanitary restrictions that we impose on our producers,” Macron explained

    French President Emmanuel Macron once again warned during the weekend that the Mercosur-EU deal would not be ratified until every country involved in it abode by the same set of environmental rules. “When restrictions are imposed on our producers, we must impose them on the food we import,” he underlined.

  • Monday, February 20th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    US Coast Guard unit arrives in Uruguay

    It is the Stone's second visit to Uruguay in as many years

    US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stone arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of her South Atlantic tour to reduce illicit maritime activity and conduct joint exercises with Uruguay's Navy. The vessel's deployment seeks to develop partnerships and increase US interoperability with South American nations to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

  • Friday, February 17th 2023 - 09:22 UTC

    Lula, von der Leyen discuss Mercosur deal and deforestation

    Von der Leyen would be most welcome in Brazil, Lula said

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva discussed Thursday the Mercosur agreement with European Union (EU) President Ursula von der Leyen in a telephone conversation during which both leaders also reviewed the South American country's fight against deforestation, it was reported.