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Montevideo, September 25th 2023 - 05:26 UTC


  • Monday, September 4th 2023 - 07:17 UTC

    Sky Airlines announces return to Uruguay

    Viera highlighted the importance of the new service attracting more Chilean tourists

    Uruguayan Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera welcomed the return of budget carrier Sky Airlines to the country, connecting Montevideo's Carrasco International Airport with Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru), Salvador, and Florianópolis (Brazil) with direct services, starting in 2024.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:05 UTC

    Uruguayan exports suffer 17% YoY drop

    Exports of beverage concentrates and rice did have a positive variation from 2022 figures, the document also showed

    According to a study by consultants Uruguay XXI released Friday in Montevideo, exports from the South American country -duty-free zones included- totaled US$ 1.027 billion in August, which represented a 17% year-on-year drop.

  • Saturday, September 2nd 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Bidding for new bridge between Uruguay and Brazil to be launched in October

    They are going to finance the total work of the bridge and the connection on the Brazilian side, Falero explained

    Uruguayan authorities Friday announced the opening for biddings toward the construction of a bridge across the Yaguarón River onto Brazil will commence in October, while the existing Baron of Mauá bridge, built in 1930 linking Rio Branco and Jaguarão will also be remodeled.

  • Friday, September 1st 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Presidents of Uruguay and France to attend Rugby World Cup clash

     Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Luis Lacalle Pou will atend the Rugby World Cup

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has accepted the invitation of his French colleague Emmanuel Macron to join him in Lille for the Sept. 14 Rugby World Cup game pitting La Bleu against Los Teros (as the national teams of both countries are known), it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    4 countries against Argentina collecting tolls on Paraná Waterway

    The controversy may end up in the hands of an ad-hoc tribunal

    Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay insisted Wednesday on their objections to Argentina collecting tolls on the Paraná River Waterway and demanded the latter to halt that practice until it demonstrates services effectively rendered to navigation justify the measure.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2023 - 07:07 UTC

    Popular Uruguayan trap artist arrested twice in Argentina: Suspected of robbery

    Cedrés was arrested again in the context of a robbery at a country house in the San Vicente neighborhood

    Uruguayan singer Facundo Cedrés, better known as Pekeño 77, has been arrested twice in Argentina in recent days. On Saturday, he was arrested in Buenos Aires for “suspicious attitude” when police officers observed a Ford Ecosport van entering a service station. Cedrés was one of three Uruguayan citizens in the van and identified himself as Pekeño 77. The police seized the van, tools, and a significant amount of money in US dollars and Argentine pesos. He was released after the arrest.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:38 UTC

    Minerva's latest move shakes up Uruguay's meat processing landscape

    Ferber termed the development as “troubling news” from the perspective of INAC. Minerva Foods, which currently operates four plants in Uruguay

    Conrado Ferber, President of the National Meat Institute (INAC) of Uruguay, expressed his concerns on Tuesday regarding Minerva Foods' proposed acquisition of three meat processing plants from Marfrig. If the deal is finalized, it would result in one of the Brazilian multinational corporations controlling 45% of the southern country slaughterhouse market.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 08:31 UTC

    Uruguayan football legend takes his own life

    With the Uruguayan national team, Victorino played 33 matches, scoring 15 goals

    Suicide hit Uruguayan football yet again Tuesday after the death of retired star Waldemar Victorino at the age of 71 after having won the Libertadores Cup with Montevideo's Nacional among other achievements in his career.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Uruguayan businessmen concerned over shopping trips to Argentina

    Argentina's weak peso has an impact on Uruguay's economy which “is impossible to neutralize,” Labor Minister Pablo Mieres said

    Uruguayan businessmen have expressed their concern after over 100,000 residents crossed the border over to Argentina during the three-day Aug. 25 Independence Day long weekend to capitalize on a favorable exchange rate, it was reported on both shores.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 00:22 UTC

    Uruguayan wages already at pre-pandemic levels, minister says

    Lacalle Pou presided over the traditional military parade but delivered no messages and did not speak with the press either

    Uruguay's Finance Minister Azucena Arbeleche Friday said her country's wages were competitive for workers and had already reached pre-pandemic levels and would hopefully continue to rise in the coming years.