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  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 18:39 UTC

    Montevideo: The most expensive city and the best place to live in Latin America?

    Unlike the cities studied of the great neighbors, Brazil and Argentina, Montevideo (and Uruguay) stands out for the quality of its democracy and its relative economic stability

    The Uruguayan capital is the most expensive and the best to live in the region. At least that's what the studies of The Economist, which positioned Montevideo behind Mexico City in terms of cost, and the consultancy Mercer, which places the capital at the top of Latin American quality of life ranking, revealed in publications made this month. El País (Madrid) explains that Montevideo has a “crazy decadent charm”. However, why does this phenomenon occur?

  • Thursday, March 28th 2019 - 09:11 UTC

    Uruguay supports China's candidate as next FAO Director General

    Deputy minister Qu Dongyu is one of five candidates which have been presented by FAO Member Countries for the post of FAO Director-General

    Uruguay formally announced it will support China's Agriculture and Rural Affairs deputy minister as the next Director-General of FAO to be elected June 2019. The official statement was made by Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa during a meeting with China's Deputy Prime Minister Hu Chunhua in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, March 13th 2019 - 20:09 UTC

    The best and the worst city to live in Latin America

    The Uruguayan capital is positioned above cities such as Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile because of its relatively relaxed political and social environment (Photo: Nicolás Pereyra)

    Caracas, in the last place, and Montevideo ranks as the two opposite poles of the list of cities ordered by quality of life in Latin America in 2019, according to Mercer. The capital of Austria, Vienna, ranked for the tenth consecutive year as the best in the world.

  • Tuesday, March 5th 2019 - 10:03 UTC

    Argentina, Chile and Uruguay plan joint presentation at Seatrade Cruise Global 2019

    Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 is scheduled to take place between 8 and 11 April in cruise hub Miami.

    Argentina, Chile and Uruguay will be making a joint presentation at the next Seatrade Cruise Global 2019, in Miami, as part of a joint strategy to attract more cruise tourism to the region. The announcement was done by Uruguay's ports authority, Alberto Diaz who hosted a meeting of tourism and sea terminals representatives from the three countries.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2019 - 01:14 UTC

    Uruguay’s Chancellor on Venezuela: “We have a problem and it is the attitude of Luis Almagro”

    Nin Novoa blamed Almagro for having taken sides with one of the parties instead of fulfilling its role of tempering the differences

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, ratified his position on Friday on a peaceful solution to the political and institutional crisis suffered by Venezuela along with his Italian counterpart, Enzo Moavero Milanesi in Montevideo. The Uruguayan chancellor questioned the attitude of the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, considering that he took sides on the Venezuelan conflict.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:45 UTC

    Seventeen Filipino crew members rescued from a jigger on fire in Falklands' waters arrived in Montevideo

    “Jun Rong” had a crew of 69, and 64 were rescued and taken to Montevideo where they underwent medical attention, and are waiting to fly back to their homes.

    Seventeen Filipino crew members have arrived safe and sound to Montevideo, following the 11 February fire and loss of their Taiwanese flagged jigger in Falkland Islands waters last week. “Jun Rong” had a total crew of 69, and 64 were rescued and taken to the capital of Uruguay where they underwent medical attention, and are waiting to fly back to their homes.

  • Thursday, February 14th 2019 - 08:30 UTC

    Crew of Taiwanese jigger that caught fire in Falklands' waters en route to Montevideo

    The sixty-four crew members who were rescued are due to arrive in Montevideo on the Jung Ron’s sister vessel Lian Rong on 15 February. (Referencial image)

    The Falkland Islands government confirmed on Wednesday that the Taiwanese jigger Jung Ron which caught fire approximately 60 nautical miles north of Stanley, is now drifting to a position 110 nautical miles NE of Stanley and continues to head away from the Falkland Islands coastline.

  • Thursday, February 7th 2019 - 16:57 UTC

    EU calls for free elections in Venezuela at International Contact Group meeting in Montevideo

    “It is essential to avoid internal violence and external intervention” through “free and transparent” elections, said Mogherini

    The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini warned on Thursday at the meeting of the International Contact Group in Montevideo, on a beside the president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, that the group does not seek a “direct negotiation” but a free, transparent and credible Presidential election in Venezuela.

  • Saturday, January 12th 2019 - 11:12 UTC

    Venezuela in conflict of powers: Maduro took office, but Guaidó shows as president while Venezuelans protest

    Juan Guaidó will use the Constitution to assume as Venezuelan president after declaring Nicolás Maduro's usurpation of the charge

    It seemed sure that, starting January 10, Venezuela would experience high uncertainty. Nicolás Maduro swore in the presidency for the 2019-2015 government period in front of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), when the constitution of that country dictates that it is before Parliament that the president must present the inauguration. Both the international community and the National Assembly (AN), declared in contempt by the Supreme Court, mark Maduro as an usurper. The illegitimacy of the president is discussed globally and Juan Guaidó is recognized as interim president of the Republic.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 14:30 UTC

    Macri urges Mercosur to take action against “Venezuelan dictatorship”

    Macri described the Maduro rule as “a dictatorship that carried out a fraudulent electoral process.”

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri Tuesday launched an appeal in Montevideo to find solutions to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and called for the “return of democracy” in that country. He delivered that speech during the Mercosur summit where he is to take up the bloc's rotating presidency from host Tabaré Vázquez.

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