The president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, and his wife, Lorena Ponce de León, have decided to separate, according to several newspapers based on government sources and relatives of the presidential family.
The vice-president of Brazil, Hamilton Mourão, arrived on Thursday in Uruguay, where he will remain until Saturday on an official visit.
The ambassador of the European Union (EU) in Uruguay, Paolo Berizzi, said he was “optimistic” about the agreement between the bloc he represents and Mercosur. After more than 20 years of negotiations, Berizzi said he believes that this year there will be progress for its entry into force.
Uruguayan lawmakers have begun this week the debate to legalize euthanasia, despite opposition from the National Party of President Luis Lacalle Pou and the Catholic Church. The Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide bill was first introduced in 2020, but no further action was taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uruguay's interannual inflation during the month of April of 2022 reached nearly 9.4%, as prices rose below projections thanks to sharp decreases in fruits, vegetables, and meat.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo received on Tuesday his Brazilian counterpart Carlos França at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Montevideo to discuss, among other issues, Mercosur's flexibilization and the reduction of the common external tariff.
The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) Tuesday urged its 23 member countries to take measures to curb the soaring food prices which are reaching unprecedented highs, according to the food price index kept by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Uruguay's Senate unanimously agreed Tuesday not to move on with its advice and consent regarding the appointment of Hugo Cayrús as the country's next ambassador to Ankara following the embarrassing incidents caused in Montevideo by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Uruguay's state-run oil company ANCAP Tuesday announced that as a result of a power cut at the La Teja refinery coupled with unionist protests, the company had been forced to activate an emergency import from Argentina of 60 lorries of cooking gas in addition to two shipments to secure supply.
Uruguayan exports including duty-free zones for the month of April totaled US$ 1.115 billion, according to the Uruguay XXI Institute's monthly report released Monday.