Category Archives: URUGUAY

Uruguay: OCLAE Supports Chilean Student Movement

Montevideo, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 2,000 Latin American young people meeting here on the 45th Anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE) marched Thursday in solidarity with the Chilean student movement. Continue reading

Uruguayan President to Meet Argentine Counterpart

Montevideo, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Jose Mujica will develop two working meetings with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernandez to analyze bilateral topics, as reported by the Uruguayan government without giving details on dates. Continue reading

Uruguay, Argentina Raise Expectations in Copa America Tourney

Montevideo, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayans will be closely following the quarterfinal match of their national soccer team against Argentina on Saturday night, in what is considered to be an early final in the 43rd Copa America tournament. Continue reading

Three Drug Traffickers Condemned in Uruguay

Montevideo,  (Prensa Latina) According to the Uruguayan press actions against drug trafficking resulted in the destruction of 1,400 kilograms of drugs and the conviction of three drug traffickers. Continue reading

Uruguay to Increase Pensions to More than 62,000 People

Montevideo, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan social security will implement changes from July 1st, including a 14-percent increase in the lowest pensions and retirement payments, an official source reported.

The current pension is 3,895 pesos that are equivalent to 210 USD, and as of July, these sectors will receive 4,425 pesos (240 USD), said Ernesto Murro, who is the president of the Social Security Bank (BPS). Continue reading

Ollanta Humala Arrives in Uruguay

Montevideo, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The elected President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, arrived Sunday in Uruguay as part of his tour to strengthen the economic and political ties with South American countries.

The official agenda will begin on Monday when the president, José Mujica, receives Humala at the seat of government, confirmed the presidential website. Continue reading

Uruguay to Host Documentary Festival

Montevideo, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of serials in the production stage and a larger number of TV, film and animation materials will be the new offerings in the Third Edition of DocMontevideo set for July 20-29. Continue reading

Uruguayan President Insists on Latin American Unity

Montevideo, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President José Mujica, said Wednesday that the major challenge for Latin American is unity.

Mujica went Wednesday to the residence of Argentine ambassador, Dante Doven, during celebrations on May 25, a date when both countries celebrate the Revolution of May 1810. Continue reading

Uruguay”s GDP to Rise in 2011

Montevideo, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Predictions for the increase of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Uruguay in 2011 will exceed the initial estimates, said Minister of Economy and Finance, Fernando Lorenzo. Continue reading

Uruguay: Expiry Law Still in Force

Montevideo, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies kept the Expiry Law after voting on an interpretative project that attempted to void this law passed in 1986.
After 15 hours of debate, the initiative was not approved by the simple required majority, so the Expiry Law will continue to be in force. Continue reading

Bank of the South Involved in Ecuador-Uruguay Talks

Montevideo, May 1st (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Vice Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas expressed in this capital the need to strengthen the integration process of South America and showed his interest in consolidating the Bank of the South. Continue reading

Brazilian Entrepreneurs Interested in Investing in Uruguay

Montevideo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian entrepreneurs expressed to Uruguayan President Jose Mujica their interest in investing in Uruguay, in the fields of infrastructure, railroads, energy and logistics to improve the sustainable development of the region. Continue reading

Uruguay Seeks Peaceful Process in Egypt

Montevideo, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government hopes that, after the resignation of the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the country may conduct a peaceful and harmonious process of political transition, according to an official statement released on Saturday. Continue reading

Uruguayan Republican Guard to be created to Prevent Crimes

Montevideo, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government authorized the creation of a Republican Guard under the orders of the Minister of Interior to work in the prevention and suppression of crime, local media reported. Continue reading

Uruguayan Vicepresident to Head Commercial Mission to India

Montevideo, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Vicepresident Danilo Astori will be the head of an official and managerial Uruguayan mission that will visit India in Feburary, said the ledership of the Commercial Promotion and Investments Department of the Foreign Ministry Thursday. Continue reading