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Montevideo, April 14th 2024 - 01:10 UTC

Uruguay

  • Friday, April 12th 2024 - 09:50 UTC

    Presidents Peña and Lacalle Pou fly together to Uruguay

    Both leaders boarded a Paraguayan Air Force aircraft after attending a South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) event

    After attending a South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) event in Luque on Thursday, Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou and Santiago Peña flew to Uruguay for further engagements.

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  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 18:58 UTC

    Uruguay: Number of dengue cases on the rise in Salto

    The last dengue epidemic in Uruguay was recorded in Salto in 1916

    Uruguayan health authorities have expressed their concern about the recent increase in the number of cases of dengue fever in the town of Salto, where over 130 detections have been confirmed.

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  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:13 UTC

    Key cooperation deal between the US and Uruguay signed

    “Uruguay is an ideal partner for the US in emerging technologies,” said Lago. Photo: Presidency of Uruguay

    Uruguay and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Wednesday in Montevideo, whereby the two countries will create a working group on new technologies to deepen government-private cooperation. The South American country was found to be “an ideal partner” for the administration of President Joseph Biden.

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  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Presidents Lacalle Pou and Peña attend Conmebol dinner in Asunción

    Like-minded conservative leaders Peña and Lacalle Pou shared a series of activities in Asunción

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay Wednesday attended a dinner hosted by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) at the historic building of the Port of Asunción. Also participating in the event was Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino.

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  • Friday, April 5th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Uruguayan Senator and former Minister Adrián Peña killed in car crash

    Peña was at the wheel of his car. He was not wearing his seatbelt and his driver's license had expired two years ago. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Uruguayan Senator Adrián Peña was killed Thursday in a head-on car crash in the department (province) of Canelones on Route 36. He had actively represented his country as the first Environment Minister at the Glasgow 2021 Conference of Parties. He was forced to resign amid a scandal involving his college degree (or lack thereof) in January last year, after which he effectively took his Senate seat on Jan. 30, 2023.

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  • Thursday, April 4th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay and DEA sign new cooperation deal

    The deal provides for more coordinated joint operations, Martinelli explained

    The Government of Uruguay represented by Interior Minister Nicolás Martinelli and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) signed a “memorandum of cooperation” in Washington DC Wednesday whereby the South American country will receive help fighting trafficking. Joining Martinelli's entourage was Anti-drug Brigade Director Alfredo Rodríguez.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 09:51 UTC

    Uruguay's new cargo train completes first trip

    “UPM's people, of course, have a fundamental role in this first stage of the new railway development in Uruguay,” Falero admitted

    Uruguay's first railway shipment between the UPM 2 pulp mills and the port of Montevideo arrived at its destination Tuesday at 6 pm after traveling 264 kilometers, marking the beginning of a new era. “It is not the UPM train, it is the railroad that will run in Uruguay,” Transport Minister José Luis Falero stressed.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 12:32 UTC

    Uruguay reports 224 case of dengue disease transmitted by mosquitoes

    The disease has been constantly increasing but is expected to become less significant in May with cold weather that will help eliminate mosquitoes

    Uruguay has reported 224 cases of the mosquito transmitted disease dengue, including three related deaths, of which 113 are identified as autochthonous and 111 imported, according to the latest release (March 30) from the country's Public Health Ministry, MSP. The release also mentions imported cases of chikungunya (1) from Brazil and zika (2) from Southeast Asia.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Uruguayan fishing said to be “on the brink of collapse”

    Costs need to be lowered for Uruguay's fishing to be competitive

    Uruguayan fishing industry leaders demanded concrete responses from President Luis Lacalle Pou after the activity fell in a stoppage from here it needs to recover. “It is more profitable to bring fish from Argentina,” one of the leaders argued as the sector was said to be “on the verge of collapse.” The crisis worsened in recent weeks as costs keep spiraling.

  • Thursday, March 28th 2024 - 11:31 UTC

    Uruguayan rural producers affected by stronger local currency

    “Supply and demand determine what the dollar is worth,” Central Bank President Labat has said

    Uruguay's rural producers underlined that the constant appreciation of the local peso against the US dollar was detrimental to their exporting activities and insisted that the appropriate exchange rate should be US$ 1 = UY$ 58 instead of UY$ 37.5, which represents a 3.9% drop so far this year.

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