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.
US President Joseph Biden has chosen his nominee for the position of Ambassador to Montevideo, which now needs Congressional approval.
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.
Uruguay's Environment Ministry has launched the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Coastal Zone (PAN Costas) to increase resilience to a rise in the level of the sea, resulting from climate change.
Even after Uruguay's national Government has decreed the end of the sanitary restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Hall of Montevideo Tuesday urged the population to keep wearing facemasks “in buses, cabs, and other means of passenger transport.”
An international meeting in Montevideo of municipal authorities from cities all over Latin America has come up last week with a large list of conclusions and recommendations for the times to come and an agenda with more than fifty events to be held in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Women took to the streets of the capital cities of the three Spanish-speaking Mercosur countries to celebrate International Women's Day. There were similar events in other towns throughout the region, it was reported.
The Uruguayan national won on Tuesday afternoon against Venezuela for the 16th date of the South American qualifiers in search of a qualifying place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Venezuelan national team, although away and with no chance of qualifying, played this match with significant support from fans at the stadium that started to live it since the team arrived in the country last Monday.
Some areas in the city of Montevideo dawned Monday literally under water following unprecedented heavy rains which caused damages to various homes and a traffic chaos, in addition to power outages, which reportedly affected some 12,000 users.
An Uruguayan Court of Appeals has ruled the Government needs to sell the bronze eagle retrieved from the wreckage of the 3rd Reich's Admiral Graf Spee off the Montevideo coast.