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  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 22:55 UTC

    Four out of ten Uruguayans unaware of the reason for the holiday on Constitution Day

    Constitution Day holds deep significance for Uruguayans, marking the date when the country's first Constitution was promulgated in 1830.

    In celebration of Constitution Day, a national holiday in Uruguay, local TV program Telemundo took to the streets, traversing the bustling Avenida 18 de Julio, the most important in Montevideo's downtown, to gauge the public's awareness and engagement on this significant occasion. However, a surprising revelation emerged during their interviews with the public, as it was found that a considerable portion of Uruguayans interviewed remained uninformed about the reason for the holiday.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Shortage of drinking water in Montevideo getting critical

    “We have a crisis and we have to recognize it, we must not be in denial,” Cosse said

    Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse will ask the National Emergency System (Sinae) to step in as the shortage of drinking water in the Uruguayan capital gets more and more serious. The city and the Metropolitan area is feared to run out of drinking water in between 20 to 30 days due to lack of rainfall.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguayan Supreme Court gives thumbs down to Pepín

    Rodríguez Simón's extradition process may now continue, but his lawyers will not make it easy

    Uruguay's Supreme Court Tuesday voted against granting refugee status to former Macrist lobbyist Fabián “Pepín” Rodríguez Simón, who is staying in Montevideo to avoid an arrest warrant from Buenos Aires claiming political persecution and parliamentary immunity as a member of Parlasur.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Montevideo hosts Mercociudades convention

    International Women's Day “forces us to reconsider our priorities,” Mayor Cosse explained

    Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse Tuesday welcomed dignitaries from over 20 cities from Mercosur and also from Chile for the first Mercociudades meeting of the year which the Uruguayan capital is hosting.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:02 UTC

    Uruguayan women stage 8M demonstrations and commemorations

    Opposition leader Cosse is one of the likely contenders for Uruguay's Presidency in 2025. She would become the first woman to hold that post

    Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse took center stage during the Women's Day demonstrations across Avenida 18 de Julio organized by 50 feminist collectives under the motto “against hunger and oppression”.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2022 - 10:40 UTC

    Montevideo is the most expensive city in Latin America, according to study by Argentine university

    The Uruguayan capital leads the ranking along with Santiago de Chile and Mexico City. It is followed by Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

    The Torcuato Di Tella University together with Zonaprop, a real estate website, prepared a real estate report in which they made a ranking of the most expensive cities to live in Latin America, in which Montevideo appears as the most expensive of all.

  • Monday, October 10th 2022 - 10:30 UTC

    Motion to impeach Mayor of Montevideo filed

    “They want to distract and confuse the citizenry,” she further argued. “They are not going to succeed,” Cosse insisted

    Montevideo Councilors from the National (White) and Colorado parties have filed for the impeachment of Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) Mayor Carolina Cosse over her allegedly repeated failure to submit a series of reports requested from her office.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Ports of Montevideo, Colonia and Buenos Aires had to be closed on Monday due to fog

    Due to reduced visibility, the port of Montevideo closed at around 16:00

    After the strong reduction in visibility registered in the country this Monday due to fog and mist, which according to the Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (Inumet) will persist until next Thursday, the ports of Montevideo, Colonia, and Buenos Aires decided to close, reported the Uruguayan newspaper El Observador.

  • Monday, May 16th 2022 - 09:02 UTC

    Biden picks candidate for Montevideo Embassy

    Fulton's nomination now needs to be approved by the Senate

    US President Joseph Biden has chosen his nominee for the position of Ambassador to Montevideo, which now needs Congressional approval.

  • Saturday, April 30th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Uruguay confirms promising cruise season ahead

    “It is practically impossible for a cruise ship from Europe to come only to Montevideo and not visit Buenos Aires,” Monzeglio explained

    Uruguayan tourism authorities have confirmed 143 calls in Montevideo and 40 in Punta del Este for the upcoming cruise season after meetings between a delegation led by Undersecretary Remo Monzeglio with representatives of the cruise industry and authorities of the Port of Buenos Aires, it was reported Friday.