By Luke Taylor – Complacency and a coronavirus variant help to explain why Uruguay, once a pandemic success story, couldn’t withstand the surge now rocking South America.
Managerial authorities of the Uruguayan port of Colonia have reached an agreement for renovation works over the next year at a cost of around UY $ 80 million (US $ 1,840,800), it was announced.
Montevideo's Carrasco international airport welcomed a new operator this week and more flights from an old one, as Uruguay's reopening to the world gains momentum in the current pandemic scenario.
Nicaragua's Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Alvarado, Wednesday described Uruguay as a “dictatorship,” prompting a diplomatic rift with his colleague from the South American country.
Uruguay's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell 2.8% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020, according to a Central Bank (BCU) report released Wednesday.
The Government of Uruguay Tuesday announced that the right vaccination against the coronavirus also applied to refugee applicants or undocumented migrants who have been in the territory for more than 90 days.
Uruguayan health authorities Friday made a donation to Paraguay of 12,000 doses of the AstraZeneca anticovid-19 vaccine, some of which are due to expire June 28 and the rest by the end of August, it was announced.
United Nations experts said on Wednesday they had been unable to find evidence of direct support by the Islamic State for an Islamist militia in eastern Congo. Several Latin American countries have deployed under command of UN, peace-keeping forces, among which Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala and Uruguay, with more than a thousand personnel.
Uruguay's Group of Honorary Advisers to the Presidency in matters regarding the anti-covid-19 fight, known as GACH was dissolved Wednesday after a meeting with President Luis Lacalle Pou at the Executive Tower in Montevideo.
A top official from the Argentine Government spoke yet again against a bid from Brazil and Uruguay to make Mercosur more flexible and allow members to broker one-on-one deals with other countries or blocs.