In spite of a surge in expenditure in the last quarter Uruguay managed to keep to its fiscal target in 2007 with a budget deficit equivalent to 0.34% of GDP, below the 0.5% established in the Central Bank financial program.
The National Directorate of Aquatic Resources (DINARA) on Friday lifted the ban on bivalve mollusc fishing, trade and transportation in the departments of Maldonado and Rocha after tests indicated the area was newly free of the red tide bloom.
The fossilized skull of the largest rodent ever recorded has been described by scientists for the first time. The remains of the one-ton beast, found in Uruguay, indicate that it would have been as big as a bull.
Uruguay's Aquatic Resources Directorate (DINARA) on Tuesday extended for another ten days the ban on extraction, trade and transport of bivalve mollusks (mussels, cockles and clams) as the red tide continues to expand along the country's Atlantic coastline.
Famed, controversial fishing vessel Viarsa was dismantled in a Mumbai, India ship breaking yard last December, Australian authorities confirmed this week. The Uruguayan-flagged, 65-metre longliner had played a singular role as the subject of the longest pursuit in Australian maritime history.
The Uruguayan government called on Argentina yesterday to stop demonstrators who have been blocking the General Artigas international bridge that connects the two countries.
Spanish corporation ENCE begins next week to break ground in the south of Uruguay for the construction of a pulp mill with capacity for a million tons annually. The billion US dollars project is still in the blue print and environment impact assessment stage but the company and the Uruguayan government are confident of the results.
Soybeans has become the main summer cultivation in Uruguay for the agriculture year 2007/08, confirming eight years running of expansion according to the latest release from the country's Agriculture Statistics Office, DIEA.
Uruguayan Socialist president Tabare Vazquez is preparing a reshuffle of the ministerial cabinet which will include half of the posts, including those with the greatest political and financial weight, according to the government newspaper La Republica.
Uruguay's consumer prices index increased 0.3% in December totaling 8.5% in 2007, two full points above the Central Bank's target and the highest since the 10.2% of 2003, according to the country's Statistics Institute monthly report