The seizure by Brazilian police of 136 kilos of cocaine on a docked ship in the port of Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul, clearly indicates the existence of an international drug trafficking route, in the south of the country and neighboring Uruguay.Add your comment!
A group of investors of mostly Argentine origin has bought over Montevideo's renowned daily El Observador. Although the deal was reportedly closed May 5, it was not officially announced until Wednesday, May 11.Add your comment!
Uruguay's Health Minister Daniel Salinas Tuesday told a group of opposition lawmakers at the Parliament that the latest data showed a sustained growth of the BA.2 subvariant of the SARS-Cov-2 Omicron strain detected in the country since February.Add your comment!
The president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, and his wife, Lorena Ponce de León, have decided to separate, according to several newspapers based on government sources and relatives of the presidential family.
The vice-president of Brazil, Hamilton Mourão, arrived on Thursday in Uruguay, where he will remain until Saturday on an official visit.
The ambassador of the European Union (EU) in Uruguay, Paolo Berizzi, said he was “optimistic” about the agreement between the bloc he represents and Mercosur. After more than 20 years of negotiations, Berizzi said he believes that this year there will be progress for its entry into force.
Uruguayan lawmakers have begun this week the debate to legalize euthanasia, despite opposition from the National Party of President Luis Lacalle Pou and the Catholic Church. The Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide bill was first introduced in 2020, but no further action was taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uruguay's interannual inflation during the month of April of 2022 reached nearly 9.4%, as prices rose below projections thanks to sharp decreases in fruits, vegetables, and meat.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo received on Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Carlos França at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Montevideo to discuss, among other issues, Mercosur's flexibilization and the reduction of the common external tariff.
The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) Tuesday urged its 23 member countries to take measures to curb the soaring food prices which are reaching unprecedented highs, according to the food price index kept by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).