The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, will provide homes to six former detainees of the US military prison in Guantanamo who have struggled to resettle in Uruguay, the country`s President said on Friday.
A delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce has begun its first visit to Cuba in 15 years. Chamber president Thomas Donohue said he was in Cuba to assess the economic changes taking place under President Raul Castro.
President Mujica's speech before the US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday had its good side, the strong references to Brazil and the fact Uruguay is a 'decent country' and 'we don't go around bribing people', but there was also another side which was controversial.
A top official from Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said that “Argentines do not bribe” and does not know why the Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica should have brought up that issue during his current visit to the United States.
Uruguay offers tremendous guarantees for investors and is a decent country, said President Jose Mujica on his second day visit to Washington where he addressed 120 business people at the US Chamber of Commerce during a Tuesday morning work-breakfast.
Minister of Economy Mario Bergara addressed on Tuesday the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington and said Uruguay was a good place to invest because despite being a small market, it was a good launching pad to develop in the region.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica flies on Saturday evening to the United States and on Monday at 10:45 will be walking into the White House for a sixty minutes meeting with President Barack Obama. Mujica will be spending five days in Washington where he has scheduled a long list of meetings and conferences.
The International Monetary Fund urged US policymakers to support major reforms at the global lender and bury political differences over the budget to ease one source of risk to the economy and markets.
The United States needs to allow more visas to help the economy and should let highly skilled engineers who study in US universities stay in the country, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Washington.
John Bryson from Kohlberg-Kravis-Roberts & Co and with an impressive business background has been nominated by President Barack Obama as next US Secretary of Commerce. He replaces Gary Locke but still must be confirmed by Congress.