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Montevideo, July 14th 2020 - 08:04 UTC

Uruguay

  • Monday, February 4th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay keeps consolidated budget deficit on target

    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.

  • Monday, January 28th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay: Shellfish ban lifted in Maldonado and Rocha

    Officials lifted a shellfish ban  as water samples tested negative for red tide

    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.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fossilized skull of largest rodent found in Uruguay

    Researchers discovered the skull of a one-ton, two million year old rodent in Uruguay

    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.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Toxic algae forces Uruguay to ban mollusk consumption

    Samples collected and analysed confirm the presence of red tide on the coasts of Rocha and Maldonado. (Photo: Dinara/FIS)

    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.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Aussie forfeited rogue longliner Viarsa broken up in India

    Australian officials ready to board the Uruguayan flag longliner

    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.

  • Sunday, January 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay calls on Argentina to stop bridge blocking

    Activists have been blocking the bridge over a year

    The Uruguayan government called on Argentina yesterday to “stop” demonstrators who have been blocking the General Artigas international bridge that connects the two countries.

  • Saturday, January 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    A second pulp mill begins to break ground in Uruguay

    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.

  • Tuesday, January 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay soybean area expands for eighth year running

    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.

  • Monday, January 7th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    With 2009 in mind Uruguayan cabinet reshuffle expected

    Economy Minister Astori will leave the cabinet

    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.

  • Saturday, January 5th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay's IPC in 2007 reached 8.5%, highest since 2003

    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