The government of President Alberto Fernandez thanked Uruguay for supporting Argentina's sovereignty Malvinas Islands' claim during the latest Mercosur summit but also asked for information on flights to the Islands that land in Carrasco airport.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Investments Committee has decided to support Uruguay's incorporation as full member of that committee. The decision follows a review by the Committee of Uruguayan investment policies.
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, Ernesto Talvi, presented his definitive resignation on Wednesday, according to what he wrote on his Twitter account. In a letter addressed to President Luis Lacalle Pou that he published on the social network, Talvi explained that his intention was to remain in the Foreign Ministry until the end of the year, during the “pro tempore” presidency of Uruguay in Mercosur that the country assumes this week.
The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reopen its borders to 14 countries excluding the virus-stricken US, as the pandemic accelerated globally with more than 505,000 deaths worldwide. Of Latin America the only country included in the list is Uruguay.
According to diplomatic sources, EU Committee of Permanent Representatives yesterday approved a draft list of 18 countries, to whom the European Union’s borders will start re-opening on July 1.
Uruguay raised US$ 2 billion from a dual-currency debt deal on Wednesday, issuing UYU47.1 billion (US$ 1.12 billion) in new inflation-linked, 20-year notes and adding US$ 400 million to its 4.375% 2031 bonds, plus a rescheduling of US$ 500 million in 2027, 2028 and 2030 Indexed Units.
A Korean flagged trawler on Tuesday noon was towed away from Montevideo port docks to the bay after it caught fire fearing explosion threats from fuel and ammonia cylinders tanks.
The Uruguayan chancellor would be the first cabinet minister chaired by Luis Lacalle Pou to leave office. Although he will not do so immediately, since he announced this Thursday that he has not yet submitted any resignation, Talvi met last Tuesday with the president to agree to his departure from the executive power.
A few months ago, Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi, at his rallies as a candidate for the presidency of Uruguay, did not hesitate to describe the Venezuelan government as a dictatorship. However, in an interview this Saturday he affirmed that he “won't say in this role” that the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is a dictatorship.
The killing of three young Uruguayan marines, with shots in their heads in a non-strategic outpost next to the Montevideo fortress which overlooks the port and city, has shocked public opinion and triggered pledges from government authorities that the culprits will be brought to justice and face trial.