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Montevideo, July 25th 2024 - 07:28 UTC


  • Friday, January 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay and Argentina clash over pulp mills in Rio do Janeiro

    Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Gargano discuss with Argentine minister Taiana

    Uruguay and Argentina clashed over the pulp mills controversy during the Thursday meeting of the Mercosur ministerial Council currently taking place in Rio do Janeiro.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay/US sign TIFA agreement next week

    Uruguay and United States will sign next week a trade and investment agreement to strengthen and diversify bilateral trade relations announced in Washington John Veroneau, deputy chief of the US Trade Representative Office.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Growing complaints about Buquebus ferry service

    The fast ferry takes 3 hrs to link Bs. Aires to Montevideo port

    Hundreds of passengers waiting to travel on the ferry shuttle between Buenos Aires and Montevideo suffered this week unexpected delays because of lack of vessels and stricter migration regulations for minors, admitted Buquebus, the company which has a virtual monopoly of the River Plate crossings.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine tourism in Uruguay drops 20% in first fortnight

    Punta del Este is the biggest resort in Uruguay

    Uruguay's Deputy Tourism Minister Lilian Kechiciahn revealed that in the first fortnight of 2007 the number of Argentine tourists traveling to Uruguay dropped 20% compared to a year ago, mainly because of the ongoing controversy over the construction of the Finnish Botnia-Orion pulp mill.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Pulp mills dispute: Botnia willing to sit and discuss

    Finland's Botnia is willing to sit and discuss with Argentina and Uruguay a negotiated solution to the controversy over the building of a pull mill in Uruguay which Argentina argues will be highly contaminating.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Ambitious project to recover Uruguay's flag carrier

    Uruguay's flag air carrier PLUNA

    The international investment group which is capitalizing Uruguay's flag air carrier PLUNA plans to balance the deficit ridden company by the end of this year with a five to six months “restructuring plan” to be implemented once the incorporation of the group is signed at the end of January.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguayan authorities forecast 4.6% growth in 2007

    Minister of Economy Danilo Astori

    Uruguay's Minister of Economy Danilo Astori announced Wednesday the country's economy would expand 4.6% in 2007, after having finished the third year running of expansion above the region's average.

  • Tuesday, December 26th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay's recovery “has exceeded all expectations”

    The recovery of the Uruguayan economy from the 2002 crisis “has exceeded all expectations” but continued efforts are needed “to entrench macroeconomic stability, deepen structural reforms and reduce vulnerabilities”, reports the IMF in the last reviews of a stand by arrangement with Uruguay.

  • Sunday, December 24th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Moody's improves Uruguay's rating but vulnerabilities remain

    Moody's Investors Service upgraded the foreign- and local-currency bond ratings of Uruguay to B1 from B3 following a steady improvement in fiscal performance, a reduction in external and government debt ratios, and a significant reduction of refinancing risks.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay ratifies support for Spain's “facilitating” efforts

    Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Reinaldo Gargano

    Uruguay denied Wednesday it had rejected Spanish King Juan Carlos' “facilitating” efforts, following press reports in Buenos Aires attacking Uruguay for allegedly having desisted of the royal support to reestablish dialogue in the pulp mills controversy.