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Montevideo, September 29th 2023 - 19:36 UTC


  • Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    Bird flu emergency suspended in Uruguay

    The sanitary emergency had been imposed due to the appearance of a case of influenza in a black-necked swan in Rocha

    Uruguayan authorities Friday announced that the sanitary emergency decreed on Feb. 15 would be lifted for 60 days. Hence, the traditional Expo Prado fair starting in Montevideo on Sept. 8 will feature a poultry show, it was reported.

  • Friday, August 18th 2023 - 09:41 UTC

    Lula and Pepe to help Cuba open up

    Mujica and Brazil's president are old-time friends

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica is planning a trip to Havanna together with Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to persuade the Cuban government of Miguel Díaz-Canel to pursue the path of greater openness regarding foreign relations and economy, it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Minister Rutley discusses football and trade while visiting Uruguay

    Minister Rutley with a Uruguayan team shirt and a local football authority holds a Lionesses color

    After spending Tuesday in Paraguay for the inauguration of president Santiago Peña, British foreign minister for the Americas, David Rutley visited neighboring Uruguay where he met with local authorities, visited the Centenario stadium and participated in a reception for UK/Uruguay business chamber and friendship members.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Macri, in Montevideo, says Argentine gov't “irresponsible”

    Macri referred to Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou as a “great president.” Photo: Dante Fernández / FocoUy

    Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday in Montevideo that his country's current government was “irresponsible” in light of the recent devaluation and the rampant inflation that ensued.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:22 UTC

    Sanguinetti underlines Peña's position on Mercosur

    Peña is in line with our understanding of Mercosur, Sanguinetti said

    Two-time former Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti Tuesday praised Paraguayan President Santiago Peña's stance regarding the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which would need a major overhaul. Paraguay, a major world food producer but landlocked, is a member of Mercosur along with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguayan minister tells sheep farmers they must target finer wool

    Mattos admitted, “we are all expecting the return of China to the wool market, since many countries have huge stocks of wool, for which there is lack of demand”

    “We are facing the worst crisis in sheep farming,” said Uruguayan Agriculture Minister Fernando Mattos, who added that the situation is not limited to Uruguay but to all world farmers who produce cross bred wool with a 24 to 26 microns fiber. “The new reality are finer wools and we must face it”.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands Regional Student competition 2023

    Winners from the Regional Student Competition 2022 in the Falkland Islands.

    The Falkland Islands Government and the British Embassies in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are inviting university students to participate in the Regional Student Competition 2023 in the Falklands.

  • Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Uruguay: Mujica says apology to China over OPVs is in order

    “The Chinese market cannot be ignored,” Mujica argued

    Former Uruguayan President José Mujica said the current head of state Luis Lacalle Pou should apologize to China for the sloppiness in the purchase of two Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the South American country's Navy from Spanish shipyard Cardama.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Water transfer pipeline operational in Uruguay to fight drough

    “We have some peace of mind for a month and a half or two if it does not rain,” President Luis Lacalle Pou said

    Water began being transferred from the San José River dam to the Aguas Corrientes area of the Santa Lucía River in a move to alleviate the drinking water supply to the Uruguayan capital, it was reported in Montevideo. The works carried out in record time are expected to result in lower salinity in the metropolitan area.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2023 - 11:25 UTC

    Uruguay Peso, most overvalued currency against US dollar says the Big Mac Index

    For the Big Mac Index, the famous hamburger costs the equivalent of US$ 6,86 in Uruguay and US$ 5,85 in the US, meaning a Big Mac is 22,9% dearer in Uruguay

    The Uruguayan Peso is turning out to be one of the most overvalued currencies (out of 52 surveys) against the US dollar. In other words according to the Big Mac Index, the US dollar is cheap in Uruguay and well below what is considered the long term “equilibrium point”.