Tourists from the United States are discovering Uruguay and with good reason: it’s an oasis of tranquillity with a near-perfect climate that eagerly welcomes foreign guests, providing a rich mix of historical, beachside, urban, rural, and ecological offerings.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez left China Wednesday with promises of more investments and an increase in purchases of tops, wool, pulp, meat and fisheries, according to reports from the official press released in Beijing.
Water and air surrounding the Botnia pulp mill along the river Uruguay, next to the city of Fray Bentos, has not suffered any quality modifications and the plant complies with the environmental standards demanded by Uruguay, Argentina and the European Union, according to the latest international report
US President Barack Obama's chief economic adviser Monday beat back recent criticism, from liberal economist Paul Krugman over the administration's latest bank rescue plan, telling CNN Krugman was too quick to pass judgment.
Visiting Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao called Monday for “firm results” from the coming G-20 summit in London next week according to reports in the official Chinese press.
Uruguay completed this week the first South American export of live dairy cattle to China. A total of 3.970 Holstein calves and heifers (8 to 18 months old) were shipped for the thirty day journey which will be followed by two month quarantine in mainland China.
Uruguay lost an estimated 450 million US dollars as a direct consequence of the several months long drought, according to acting Agriculture minister Andres Berterreche. The primary figure revealed during a meeting with business leaders on Thursday represents the equivalent of 1.5% of Uruguay’s GDP
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez together with several ministers and a delegation of 70 businessmen left Friday for an official state visit to China. The party arrives Saturday in Beijing but the official program begins Monday when President Vazquez will be received by this Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.
The Uruguayan government is considering reducing working time to lighten the impact of the global financial crisis, local media reported over the weekend.
Uruguay has no plans to appeal before Mercosur against Argentina’s decision to expand the list of products which no longer have access to automatic import licences which is significantly slowing bilateral trade, said Uruguay’s director of the Mercosur Economic Affairs and Integration Office, Walter Cancela.