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Montevideo, March 21st 2023 - 16:42 UTC


  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentines to resume Carrasco-Ezeiza route

    The new service will depart from the Uruguayan capital Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays

    Aerolíneas Argentinas will resume its direct route between Buenos Aires' largest international air terminal (Ezeiza) and Montevideo's Carrasco, which will serve as a feeder for Uruguayan travelers to board transatlantic flights to Madrid or Rome or other domestic and regional services to destinations such as New York, Cancun, Punta Cana, or Havana.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Uruguay generates certainty for Argentine migrants, Lacalle says

    “We belong to Mercosur, we have no interest in cutting ourselves off,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday explained that many Argentines had decided to migrate and settle “across the pond” because his country was one that “generates certainty.”

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 15:06 UTC

    Uruguay-China’s FTA is “improving” at a slower pace, President Lacalle says

    “Perhaps the speed that one would like is not the one we have today. The processes of those giant countries are not like ours,” Lacalle stated.

    The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, referred to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. In an interview with the Argentine radio program “Alguien tiene que decirlo” (Radio Mitre), Lacalle stated that negotiations with Chinese authorities are “progressing”. However, the processes of the Asian country advance at a “slower” pace, the head of the South American Government said.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Rice an exception in drought-hit Uruguay

    The 2022-23 rice harvest will be similar to the previous one, Mattos explained

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and Agriculture Minister Fernando Mattos spoke to reporters after attending the ceremony Monday marking the launch of the 2023 rice harvest, which will be one of the few items with something to celebrate in a country hit by drought.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Uruguayan torturer convicted beyond prosecutor's request

    Ferreira has been under house arrest since March 2020

    Former Uruguayan military officer Alejandro Ariel Ferreira has been sentenced to 9 years in jail for torture and crimes against humanity at the clandestine detention center known as “Los Vagones” during the 1973-1985 military regime, it was announced Monday. It was the first conviction by oral and public trial for crimes against humanity through the new criminal code and the first ruling for a crime under international law.

  • Saturday, March 4th 2023 - 07:47 UTC

    Argentine Customs create Uruguay River task force to tackle cocaine trafficking

    Cocaine shipments seek the port of Montevideo en route to Europe and Africa

    Argentina's Customs General Directorate created a department within its structure to monitor drug trafficking through the Uruguay River, it was announced Friday. The new task force will increase controls on regional transshipments where various containers featuring cocaine have been detected recently.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    “We have earned international recognition,” Lacalle tells MPs

    Uruguay has “the lowest country risk in all South America,” Lacalle underlined when opening the new Legislature

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday told his country's Legal Assembly that the economy was showing signs of recovery and that “we have earned international recognition, thanks to the performance of our finances.” The head of state made those remarks while launching the new Legislature in Montevideo, which also marked the beginning of his fourth year at the helm of Torre Ejecutiva.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 08:53 UTC

    Uruguayan February exports 8% less than same month last year

    China remained Uruguay’s second most-prolific buyer but for lesser amounts

    Uruguay's exports, including those shipped out of duty-free zones, totaled US$ 939 million in February of 2023, which represented an 8% decrease. The main reason for this setback was reported to be a drop in sales of beef and by-products, rice, wood, and wooden by-products.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2023 - 08:44 UTC

    Uruguayan president's approval slides after 3 years in office

    The Astesiano case was crucial in Lacalle's vanishing popularity

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou was shown to have a 43% approval three years into his term, according to a survey by pollsters Usina de Percepción Ciudadana published Tuesday in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 06:00 UTC

    PepsiCo announces energizing beverage in Uruguay

    PepsiCo purchased Rockstar's licenses for € 3.4 billion

    Uruguay became this week the second Latin American country where Rockstar has been launched since the brand purchased its licenses in March 2020. The energy drink with added caffeine and vitamins B3, B5, and B6, which also contains ginseng and guarana, is to reposition the soft-drink giant in the so-called functional beverages segment together with its local bottling partner, Fábricas Nacionales de Cerveza.