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Montevideo, March 23rd 2019 - 08:51 UTC


  • Monday, December 3rd 2018 - 13:43 UTC

    Japan's doors open again to Uruguayan beef after Shinzo Abe's Montevideo stop

    “I would like to continue working hand in hand with the president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez,” Shinzo Abe said in Montevideo.

    Uruguay's President Tabaré Vázquez met Sunday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Montevideo. During the encounter, both leaders signed an agreement which opened Japan's market to beef exports from the South American country after 20 years.

  • Monday, December 3rd 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    IDB US$ 130m loan to modernize Argentine-Uruguayan bi-national Salto Grande dam and power plant

    The program will keep the plant operating at adequate levels of availability benefiting 17.2 million users of the Argentine and Uruguayan electricity grids

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two financing packages worth a total of US$ 130 million in support of a program to modernize the Argentine-Uruguayan bi-national hydroelectric power plant in Salto Grande and a program to boost the competitiveness of the productive and tourism sectors of that region, made up of the departments of Concordia and Federacion in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos and Salto department in Uruguay.

  • Thursday, November 29th 2018 - 11:12 UTC

    Cannabis-based meds plant opens in Uruguay

    Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana in 2013. The legal sale of marijuana for recreational purposes began in July, 2017.

    ICC Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc., opened Wednesday in Montevideo and became the subcontinent's first producer of cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals with a capacity “to supply almost the entire South American continent,” according to the company's CEO Alejandro Antalich.

  • Saturday, November 24th 2018 - 13:14 UTC

    Argentine printing company lands at Colonia's free trade zone

    «Our idea is that the plant in Uruguay will boost that of Argentina,” Socin explained.

    The Arcángel Maggio printing company has announced plans to invest US $ 6 million to produce school books and novels for the Spanish-speaking market (except Uruguay) from Colonia's free-trade zone in a 4,000 square meter plant due to start operating in February, 2019.

  • Friday, November 23rd 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    New Zealand promotes trade and farm expertise with Argentina and Uruguay

    Federated Farmers of NZ president Katie Milne is engaged in a busy schedule of speaking and meeting engagements in Montevideo and Buenos Aires

    Farmers, dairy product manufacturers and trade representatives in Uruguay and Argentina are hearing a New Zealand take on current agricultural issues this week.

  • Wednesday, November 21st 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Uruguay, Maracana and the Brazilian national team jersey, “verde e amarela”

    The jersey can trace its origins to 1950, when Uruguay beat Brazil in the World Cup, which was hosted by Brazil

    Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a professor who designed the Brazilian soccer team’s signature jersey, now instantly recognizable around the world, died last week at a hospital in Pelotas, Brazil. He was 83.Mr. Schlee was a professor for 30 years at the Federal University of Pelotas and an award-winning journalist and author, but he was best known for the jersey he designed.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 18:17 UTC

    Asylum to Alan García: Why Uruguay?

    García is being investigated in the framework of the Odebrecht case for allegedly accepting bribes

    The Territorial Asylum right under which Peru's former President Alan García seeks to protect himself, investigated by the Justice of his country, is framed in a convention signed in Caracas, Venezuela that provides that every State belonging to the Organization of American States (OAS) has the right to admit “the persons it deems appropriate.” Garcia's hope is based on Uruguay's record of respect for this right.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 16:37 UTC

    Uruguay grants asylum to ex Peruvian president Alan Garcia

    Alan Garcia on Sunday spoke on the phone from the embassy in Lima with Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez requesting asylum

    Uruguay will grant asylum to Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia, announced the country's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Sunday evening when he was asked about the request. “The answer is yes”, said the minister in Montevideo.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 08:07 UTC

    Combating modern slavery conference in Montevideo, organized by UK embassy, Uruguay and UN

    Ambassador Ian Duddy at the workshop for Ministry of Interior staff

    The British embassy, together with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior, presented the joint project “Strengthening Detection and Investigation Capabilities of Modern Slavery” on Tuesday, November 13, in the Uruguayan Presidency Auditorium.

  • Friday, November 16th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    Uruguay will host World Vine and Wine congress as of next Monday

    Representatives from some 47 countries are expected at the OIV event, to be held at the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este

    Uruguay will be hosting the 41st World Vine and Wine congress, of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, OIV, which begins next Monday until Friday in the Atlantic seaside resort of Punta del Este. Representatives from some 47 countries are expected at the event, which is described by Uruguay officials as a most significant for the domestic vine and wine industry since it will have world repercussion.