Preparations are being made by Argentina and Uruguay’s Cabinets to hold a meeting for President José Mujica and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires on March 11.
Along with Paraguayan President Fernándo Lugo and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the Casa Patria Grande and paid homage to her husband, late ex President Néstor Kirchner, in his 61 birthday.
The Civic Assembly of Gualeguaychú, who oppose the operation of the UPM (ex Botnia) pulp mill, have announced a new demonstration for May 8th, “against the mill and in defence of the environment.”
After seven years of the first “embrace to Uruguay River,” a group of Gualeguaychú activists marched toward the international bridge General San Martín once more and warned that the conflict of the UPM (ex Botnia) pulp-mill “has not been solved yet.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica met in the neighbouring country in order to reactivate a train line uniting both countries that had been out of service for the last 30 years.
In her first official trip abroad following her reinstatement, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Montevideo to participate this Tuesday in the Summit for heads of State, in which Argentina will assume a temporary role leading the bloc.
Judge Homero De Costa, who is investigating the death of the Economy Ministry’s Trade under-secretary Iván Heyn, assured that the autopsy of the economist's body did not show "signs of violence."
The investigation of the death of Trade undersecretary Iván Heyn, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on Tuesday, will likely be closed with the hypothesis that it was an accidental death, sources said.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took office as the temporary head of the Mercosur bloc and highlighted that “we must have a vision beyond the commercial one, we have to rely on the region to know that we have to protect each other.”
Robbers broke into an Argentine tourist's house in Punta del Este on Monday and stole at least US$140,000 while she was out for a walk, Uruguayan officials reported.
As of today the government’s new import restrictions will come into effect as part of the new legislation on the trading sector that witnesses the constant increasing power of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, who according to government officials could also be granted with powers to manage all exports as well.
Health Minister Juan Manzur confirmed this morning that the situation on the MSC Armonía cruise ship, which lost a crew member last Friday to Influenza B, “was under control” and in a “normal state” after it arrived to Buenos Aires port to be inspected by customs and health authorities.
The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The government of neighbouring country Uruguay admitted today "a mistake" has been made when an official document was issued calling the Malvinas Islands, a disputed territory, "Falklands."
A day after the Uruguayan senate legalized abortion, Senator Aníbal Fernández didn’t hold back to mention the subject with regards to Argentina stating that “the discussion on abortion will be opened at some stage,” but was unsure about whether it would happen “right away.”
Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was booed by numerous passengers of a Buquebus ferry line boat as the official was returning from his summer house in Colonia del Sacramento in the neighboring country of Uruguay.
Uruguayan president José Mujica’s controversial statements generated a strong response from the National Government, who summoned the Uruguayan ambassador to warn him that such comments are “unacceptable, denigrating and offend the memory a dead person,” in reference to former President Néstor Kirchner.
President of Uruguay José “Pepe” Mujica said Argentina’s economic “self-sufficient project” “worsens” bilateral ties and “multiplies” trade troubles. Still, he ruled out pressures on Buenos Aires; “won’t work,” he insisted.
Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is in charge of investigating the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, today warned that an Iranian terrorist cell could perpetrate a similar attack in neighboring Uruguay.
By Fermin KoopThe parallel dollar exchange rate known in local parlance as the “dólar blue” has transformed Argentina into a cheap destination for Uruguayans, who have flooded the streets of Buenos Aires and numerous major cities across the country over the last few weeks.
President Cristina Kirchner has highlighted the fact that Aerolíneas Argentinas now covers almost 80 percent of cargo flights in the country, after verging on the brink of bankruptcy before nationalisation.
The President of Uruguay José Mujica has authorised the UPM paper plant to increase its production despite the objections of the Argentine Government, after his visit to Buenos Aires.
Best case scenario for the UPM pulp mill company if Argentina and Uruguay to break off relations, governor of the Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri said as he fiercely questioned Montevideo’s recent decision to authorize the Finnish firm to increase its production.
Members of the Environmental Citizens' Assembly of Gualeguaychu today read out a speech on the eastern side of the General San Martin international bridge, where they once more voiced their condemnation of the UMP paper plant on the banks of the River Uruguay.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today formally asked the government of José Mujica to desist in their plans to allow increased production at the UPM paper plant, revealing that Argentina hoped to reach an agreement with their Uruguayan counterparts before returning to The Hague.
Amid tightening tensions between Buenos Aires and London over Argentina’s demands for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, a British government trade mission landed in Uruguay to promote hydrocarbon activities.
Ever since ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was appointed to head the Roman Catholic Church, versions have alleged to a papal visit to Argentina in the near future. However, Pope Francis himself said he is not planning such a trip, at least, not before 2016.
As the debate over drug-trafficking in Argentina heats up, Security Secretary Sergio Berni has said he supports Uruguay’s decriminalizing model that recently legalized the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.
British Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire has stated London would rather sit at the negotiating table with Sergio Massa or Mauricio Macri to discuss the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands. Swire alleged the representatives of Argentina’s opposition would show a “more mature vision” over the bilateral dispute than the Kirchnerite government.
Uruguayan emergency workers have removed the final two bodies which remained inside the wreckage of a light aircraft which yesterday crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, leaving five Argentine citizens dead and four injured.
Bodies of four of the five people who lost their lives this week when a light aircraft that was taking them to Uruguay crashed into the Río de la Plata have been repatriated. An Uruguayan court authorized the process that brought the victims back to Argentina aboard the Eladia Isabel ship owned by the Buquebus company.
The Argentina Air Force has announced that the removal opperation of the aircraft that crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, killing five and injuring four Argentine citizens last week, has been completed.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich arrived in Posadas, Mendoza province, for a “direct supervision” of the regions affected by floods in Paraná River coastal area today and to coordinate assistance with local authorities.
With Uruguay officially becoming today the first Latin American country to legalise marijuana trade, the National Security Secretary praised the José “Pepe” Mujica administration for getting the debate on drug liberalisation started.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is “constantly monitoring” the flooding emergency in the Iguazú watershed by an emergency committee and that National Gendarmerie, Federal Police and Military Police personnel were being deployed in the affected areas.
The government today announced it will take the former Botnia pulp mill dispute to the International Court of Justice after Uruguay decided to authorize a production increase without Argentina’s consent.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Bolivian president Evo Morales, Uruguay leader José Mujica and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin.
Agents working for the Federal Public Incomes Administration (AFIP), with a little help from Larishka the dog, found 86,500 dollars hidden by an Argentine who was trying to leave the country for Uruguay.
Former chairman of the Central Bank Aldo Pignanelli considered neighboring Uruguay could be a “trustworthy” option for Argentina to issue sovereign bonds and pay creditors.
Beloved Uruguayan actress Concepción “China” Zorrilla has died from pneumonia while hospitalized in a Montevideo clinic. She was 92.
Governor of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli today paid tribute to Brazil president Dilma Rousseff and Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay, stating that the pair's election wins showed that the opposition were wrong to demand change in South American politics.
The body of a young woman has been found close to the spot where Lola Luna Chomnalez, the 15 year-old Argentine girl that went missing on Sunday in the Uruguayan coastal city of Rocha, was last seen.
The latest suspect in the murder of Argentine tourist Lola Chomnalez, a fisherman from the Uruguayan locality of Valizas, said that the authorities “are looking or a scapegoat,” after the police confirmed his arrest.
Uruguayan judge Néstor Valetti has issued an international arrest warrant for Alejandro Vandenbroele, who is under scrutiny for his alleged role in the Ciccone affair.
Alejandro Vandenbroele, who is under scrutiny for his alleged role in the Ciccone affair, has been captured in Mendoza after Uruguayan judge Néstor Valetti issued an international arrest warrant.
The plane was flying from Punta del Este to an undisclosed location but, for reasons that are still unknown, crashed near Laguna del Sauce, a body of water in Uruguay’s Maldonado district.
President Mauricio Macri met with his Uruguayan counterpart Tabaré Vázquez in the Anchorena presidential estate located in the city of Colonia in the neighboring country.
Uruguay's Foreign Minister Luis Almagro stated that Guantanamo Bay detainees that the government plans to take after accepting a request from US President Barack Obama, “pose no threat” to Uruguayan society.
Legalisation will not solve the world's narcotics problem, the UN anti-drugs chief said today, indicating disagreement with a decision by Uruguay to allow the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro denied the existance of a group of Uruguayan businessmen travelling to Malvinas Islands within the next weeks in order to extend commercial links as the Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com yesterday, but confirmed the arrival of a Uruguayan air-freight on April 13.
The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.
Press from all over the world echoed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement over the Malvinas Islands, focusing on the complaint that Argentina will file before the UN due to the alleged “militarisation” of the area.
Uruguay is concerned over the “militarization of the South Atlantic,” within the framework of the Argentine-UK dispute over the sovereignty of the Malvinas islands, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said today.
The Uruguayan government announced on Thursday that it would bring forward subsidies to help the country’s industries being affected by the Argentine trade barriers.
An Uruguayan court indicted two male nurses accused being responsible of at least sixteen patients and a female nurse of cover up, a court judge announced.
Relatives of victims of poisoning at two Uruguayan hospitals are coming forward to say some patients killed by Uruguayan nurses with an injection of morphine and air were not terminally ill.
Uruguayan President issued an official statement today ratifying the country’s position regarding recent developments on the Argentine - United Kingdom conflict over Malvinas Islands.
Uruguay President José Mujica stated today that even though Argentina adopts protective industrial restrictions -making business with Uruguay more difficult- he would continue to bet on a positive relationship with his neighbouring country, in order to maintain the positive flow of tourism going to Uruguay.
Uruguay continues to negotiate a tributary accord with Argentina "throughout normal channels" and has received no pressure related to the issue, the head of the country’s tax collection agency, Pablo Ferreri assured.
Moody’s Investors Service revised Uruguay’s credit outlook, and moved it up from "stable" to "positive," citing as reasons the "fiscal discipline that led the country to ease deficits and decrease its foreign debt metrics."
Uruguay's President José Mujica told reporters that the Mercosur bloc is "stuck" and has no natural institutional operation to push other countries to express their willingness to enter it.
The Uruguayan industrial sector warned that certain members of the Mercosur “are failing to fulfill their obligations” and targeted Argentina directly by pointing out that the new trade regulations set by the local Government “are hurting production" in the neighbouring country.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said today the relationship between Uruguay and the United Kingdom was not severely affected by the recent developments regarding the ban of Malvinas flagged ships on Montevideo’s ports.
Uruguay's Senate passed a bill to decriminalize abortion, a move that underscores the nation's liberal stance on ethical issues in the mainly conservative Roman Catholic region.
Mercosur Foreign Ministers met in Montevideo, Uruguay on Monday ahead of Tuesday's summit of Mercosur heads of state, where Argentina will be appointed to the bloc's temporary presidency for the first half of 2012.
Uruguay will apologize to Haiti and compensate an 18-year-old Haitian man allegedly raped by Uruguayan UN troops in the poor Caribbean state, the Uruguayan defense minister said.
After some controversial statements made by former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez, the country’s First Lady Lucía Topolansky said considering a possible was with Argentina over the paper mill conflict is “absurd” and said it shouldn’t be more than a simple anecdote.
Uruguayan Presidential Legal Secretary, Alberto Breccia, assured that the statements made by former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, indicating that he had considered armed conflict in 2006, “will not affect the intense and warm relationship we have with Argentina.”
Opposition leaders in Uruguay accused Argentina of “exerting pressure inside the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)” so the neighbouring country would be labeled a “tax haven,” the Montevideo media said.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica stated that “it’s very difficult to make decisions when you belong to the Mercosur,” during an interview.
About twenty Argentine tourists were injured after a passenger bus overturned close to the Uruguayan town of Salto, police officials said.
Uruguayan President José Mujica announced he will attend President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s inauguration ceremony, official sources confirmed. Yesterday, Mujica said he wouldn't travel to Saturday's ceremony.
Uruguayan President José ‘Pepe’ Mujica denied today suffering pressure from the Argentine government to restrict British ships from docking at Montevideo’s ports. The statements where made in response to related stories published by the local press today. He also reiterated Malvinas Islands flagged ships are not allowed to dock on the Uruguayan coast.
The British Government was seeking urgent explanation, through their representatives in Montevideo, over the Uruguayan Government’s decision to disallow ships holding a Malvinas Islands flag to dock in the country’s ports, press representatives for the British Embassy in Uruguay confirmed to BuenosAiresHerald.com.
The Uruguayan Lower House is summoned to vote on the annulment of a law that prevents military personnel to be prosecuted over crimes against humanity committed during the country's dictatorship. The twelve year dictatorship remains a sensitive theme among Uruguayans.
Congress rejected a proposal to scrap an amnesty shielding former military officers from prosecution for dictatorship-era crimes, a bill that split the leftist ruling coalition. About 200 Uruguayans were kidnapped and killed during the 1973-1985 dictatorship.
One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is launching a claim against Uruguay for considering their legislation commercially damaging to the company.
Uruguayan president José Mujica appointed today a historic Tupamaro movement leader as the country’s new Defense Minister. During a press conference, Mujica informed the current minister Luis Rosadilla is to step down due health issues.
Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, convicted of killing political opponents during his reign, died of respiratory failure on Sunday at age 83.
Former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez denied that he ever said that his Argentine counterparts Néstor and Cristina Kirchner are “fascists”, like Wikileaks cables stated.
President of Uruguay José Mujica stated that it is “probable” that Latin American countries come together to “create a collective defense” to be able to face the impact of an eventual economic default in the United States.
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman stressed today relations between Argentina and Uruguay “always were and are ideal”, and stated “problems are in the past, conflicts solved and past quarrels are buried”, the top official sustained.
Argentina and Uruguay signed several treaties with the aim of improving bilateral trade, limiting rivers navigation and other issues, within the Second Binational Meeting of Ministers.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reported he will begin in Buenos Aires his trip to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia to strengthen bilateral relationships with these countries.
Uruguayan President José Mujica assured that internacional commerce “is a war” and added that the bilateral commerce problems his country has with Argentina are not going to be severe, after meeting his Argentina counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Friday.
South American trade bloc Mercosur launched a plan to adopt common trade, investment and immigration policies to help underpin unprecedented economic growth in the region.
After news broke that the Uruguayan government authorized the installation of a new pulp mill on the River Plate next to the town of Colonia, Deputy Secretary of Environment, Jorge Patrone, said he hoped such decision “would not created a new diplomatic conflict with their neighbouring country.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Almagro, confirmed that the construction of a pulp mill in Colonia de Sacramento, on the banks of the River Plate facing Argentina, will be based in the bilateral treaty.
The chairman of the Uruguayan Chamber of Industry, Washington Burghi, warned that Argentina’s decision to restrict imports could be “the beginning of the end” for the Mercosur.
Uruguayan President José Mujica will meet with his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to show his concern over the decision to require special import licenses for around 200 products.
Uruguayan lawmaker Álvaro Delgado, who heads the Industry, Energy and Mining Committee in the Lower House of Congress, warned that Argentina’s decision to extend special import licenses to a wider range of goods “goes against Mercosur’s spirit and the frank trade bond both countries share.”
Uruguay joined the coveted club of Latin American investment-grade countries as Standard & Poor's upgraded its credit ratings, praising the government's "prudent" economic policies.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica left Montevideo to make an unannounced visit to Argentina to meet his local counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. According to the presidential spokesman, “they spoke about several issues” during the encounter held at the Olivos residence.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper El País published today, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro backed Argentina’s decision to nationalize the country's biggest oil company YPF.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica agreed on the construction of a re-gasification plant during a meeting held at the Olivos presidential residence.
Uruguayan businessmen look to extend their commercial ties to the Malvinas Islands as the head of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay, Guillermo Wild confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com that a Uruguayan trade mission should arrive to the islands within the next days to explore business opportunities.
Uruguayan president José “Pepe” Mujica warned that Argentina is “undergoing a highly autarkic process,” although he expressed hopes that that circumstance could change in the future.
Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica ratified his decision to avoid conflicts with Argentina despite its "brutal protectionist" measures, and said they should face them with "shrewdness."
In an interview with Montevideo newspaper La República, published today, Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said his country is the nation bearing the best relationship with Argentina despite of recent diplomatic cross fires regarding different matters including restrictions affecting tourism.
Uruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigners will stop the country becoming a drug tourism hot-spot, officials say.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced today Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay’s decision to make Venezuela an official member of the Mercosur trade bloc. In addition, Paraguay was officially suspended, until the country’s authorities are renewed.
Moody's Investor Service upgraded Uruguay's sovereign ratings from Ba1 to Baa3, following Standard & Poor's upgrade announced on April.
Uruguay's Supreme Court said that a law allowing fresh investigations of dictatorship-era human rights crimes violates the constitution, a ruling that puts dozens of cases into doubt.
Just like Argentina did in 2010, Uruguay will take a step forward in the recognition of minorities’ rights when the Senate of that country addresses the gay marriage bill on April 2nd.
Uruguay's President José Mujica was caught referring to Cristina Fernández as "that old lady" by an open microphone when giving a press conference in Sarandí Grande, Uruguay this morning and when talking about the lately tensed commercial relationships between the two neighboring countries.
Uruguay’s first lady and senator Lucía Topolansky revealed today to be worried about the restrictions conducted by the Argentine government on the purchase of foreign currency.
The Chamber of Deputies approved the measure after eight hours of debate, with 81 votes in favor out of 87 legislators present. The result was greeted with thunderous applause from around 200 activists watching from the gallery.
Fierce opposition to abortion among many Uruguayan gynecologists is overshadowing the implementation of a new law legalizing the procedure in the mainly Roman Catholic South American nation.
Uruguayan president José Mujica assured that “Argentines are simply the best in taking their dollars abroad,” and thus hoped that they will keep on vacationing in the neighbouring country.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica highlighted the “schizophrenic” state of the country and love-hate relationship with Argentina today, quashing the “enormously protectionist measures” applied by the Kirchnerite administration.
Uruguay's government has sent a bill to Congress that would allow the state to grow and sell marijuana, a move that President Jose Mujica says will cut crime associated with illegal drug trafficking.
Uruguay’s President José Mujica said today that the economic situation in Argentina could affect the neighbouring country.
A small diplomatic slip up in the Uruguayan government has once again ignited the Malvinas Islands controversy, after a document recently issued by the neighbouring country’s Foreign Ministry describes the archipelago as “Falkland.”
Uruguay has put their embassy building in Buenos Aires up for sale, stating that its upkeep was overly “burdensome” and that it wasn’t being used to its full potential.
Uruguay's Congress voted narrowly to legalize abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a rare move in largely Catholic Latin America that underscores the country's liberal leanings.
Uruguay’s president José Mujica today disparaged demands for discussions set by the Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to go back into negotiations regarding the UPM paper plant.
For Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica, negotiations over the pulp mill conflict with Buenos Aires rely on the October 27 legislative elections and the health recovery of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Botnia talks might then be resumed, he considered.
Uruguay's Senate is expected to pass a law today making the small South American nation the world's first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana.
Uruguay's decision to legalise marijuana is in violation of an international convention on drug control, a Vienna-based body set up to monitor government compliance with such treaties said.
Uruguay's economy minister resigned today in the face of questions over the alleged irregular sale of government-owned airplanes following the closure of the country's flagship carrier, President Jose Mujica said.
Uruguayan Industry, Energy and Mining Minister, Roberto Kreimerman, asserted that his country would try to soothe disputes with Argentina in order to reestablish trade relations, while also recognising that bilateral commercial activity may never recover.
In an interview with international media in Havana, Cuba where he attended the recent summit of the CELAC regional bloc, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman rejected versions alluding to a conflict between Buenos Aires and Montevideo saying bilateral ties are “appropriate y deep.”
Uruguay’s head of state, José 'Pepe' Mujica assured the bilateral relation “is being restored”, as he anticipated that efforts will continue in order to overpass the differences with Argentina, after a meeting he held with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Cuba.
It is not clear where the government commanded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is heading to, Economy Minister of neighboring Uruguay Mario Bergara affirmed saying the economic ups and downs in Argentina have deeply impacted on Uruguayan exports, tourism and real state activities.
The United States and Europe need a new strategy in the war on drugs and should look at alternatives such as the regulated sale of marijuana, says Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, whose country recently legalized the production and sale of cannabis.
An emaciated 58-year-old Uruguayan man found alive four months after disappearing in the remote Andes Mountains had fled Chile after accusations he sexually abused a minor, a Chilean prosecutor's office said.
Venezuela has still not received a formal response to its offer of asylum to former US spy contractor Edward Snowden, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told a news agency today.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was attending today’s Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city. US illegal spying programmes in regional countries and a statement condemning the Evo Morales’ plane spat, on the presidents’ agenda.
As a result of the judicial dispute between Argentina and the “Vulture Funds”, President Cristina Fernández de Kircher revealed that a few countries in Europe are not a flying option for her, during the Mercosur meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Uruguay president José Mujica has arrived in Cuba for a five-day visit, during which he will meet with counterpart Raúl Castro and travel to Santiago de Cuba in the east of the island.
Uruguay president José 'Pepe' Mujica kept his tongue firmly in cheek as he affirmed that the Argentine population "is capable of eluding the Pope and even the United Nations" in their quest to buy US dollars, in spite of current exchange controls.
Uruguay celebrated their first gay marriage, in an intimate and “very moving” ceremony, as one of the grooms suffers from terminal cancer.
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in new demonstrations calling for a crackdown on corruption and better public services, just a day after Congress ceded to a handful of the key demands galvanizing protests across the country.
Uruguayan Workers Plenary Union (Pit-Cnt) has launched a first walkout of 2013 demanding hikes in education budget and minimum wages. Demonstration and rally outside the government house are expected.
Uruguay's Congress passed a bill to allow same-sex marriages, making it the second country in predominantly Roman Catholic Latin America to do so.
After last week’s revelations of an audio in which the President of Uruguay José Mujica was caught by an open mic referring to Cristina Fernandez in bad terms, now Mujica decided to send a letter to his Argentine counterpart to explain his words.
Uruguay’s President José “Pepe” Mujica said his country “must always talk with Argentina” following the recent controversy that flared up when he was caught by an open mic calling CFK “an old hag” and Néstor Kirchner “the one-eyed.”
Senator Lucía Topolansky, the wife of Uruguayan President José Mujica, denied that her country is an actual "tax heaven", crediting the efforts of the current president to disrupt the previous financial structure.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica got into the debate over Argentineans’ greenback-saving culture. “Candy can be bad for your teeth,” he warned, true to his unorthodox style.
The Uruguayan Economy Minister Mario Bergara has announced that the government will reduce VAT on certain everyday food items as well as on electricity and phone tariffs, in an attempt to ease inflationary pressure.
Uruguayan Public Health sub-secretary Leonel Briozzo has affirmed that the Uruguayan government is considering the official use of marijuana to aid in the treatment of neurological diseases, as well as in the case of terminal illnesses and for patients addicted to harder drugs.
Uruguay has agreed with the United States to accept some prisoners held in the much-criticized detention center at the US military base of Guantanamo Bay, President Jose Mujica said.
A survey published by the Uruguayan daily El país says that 46 percent of the country’s population is not aware of who is currently in political control of the Malvinas Islands while 43 of the polled believe it is the United Kingdom. Only 9 percent said Argentina was in control of the British-seized territories.
Finnish corporation UPM could open a second paper plant in Uruguay in the eastern part of the country, according to declarations made by the nation's vice-president Danilo Astori to local media.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica questioned Argentina’s recent decision to stop freight transfers at ports belonging to MERCOSUR countries Buenos Aires has no maritime agreements with.
The Uruguayan government has announced the renewal of UPM's right to produce pulp in the ex-Botnia plant, adding that the company complies with the necessary environmental requisites to increase production at the controversial factory.
Uruguayan President José Mujica proposed that the case between Argentina and the vulture funds be treated in the OAS or other international forums such as the UNASUR or MERCOSUR, instead of in the New York court of Judge Thomas Griesa.
Former President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez is the clear favourite to win the candidacy once more for the ruling Broad Front, as the nation went to the polls to pick the individuals who would run for head of state in October 26's presidential elections.
Uruguay’s former president Tabaré Vázquez (2005-2010) is to run for office once again for the ruling Broad Front on October 26 elections, facing Partido Nacional’s Luis Lacalle Pou and Partido Colorado’s candidate Pedro Bordaberry, according to yesterday’s primaries results.
Uruguayan government considers the British occupation of Malvinas a latent threat to the region, according to a dossier by the Defense Ministry approved by President José Mujica called “Uruguay: Integrated to the region and open to the world.”
Uruguay President Jose Mujica, meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, today urged the United States to become bilingual, joking that immigrants from Latin America would fill the country with Spanish speakers.
Uruguay’s Deputy Defence Minister Jorge Menéndez has ratified his government’s support to a “negotiated and peaceful solution to Argentina’s legitimate sovereignty claims over the Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich islands and their sorrounding maritime areas.”
Former president of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez came out on top today in the first round of the country's presidential elections, but the Broad Front candidate failed to attract the votes needed to win outright and he will face Luis Lacalle Pou in a run-off on November 30.
President of Uruguay José Mujica has inaugurated a new paper processing plant near the city of Colonia, on the banks of the Río de la Plata, affirming that the factory represented a bigger venture than the controversial UPM plant in Fray Bentos.
A planned presidential summit between the heads of state of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) has been suspended due to scheduling conflicts amongst member countries, according to sources from the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry.
Uruguayans vote today for a new president with former leader Tabare Vazquez looking set to win comfortably, securing the ruling leftist coalition a third consecutive term and allowing it to roll out its pioneering marijuana law.
Uruguay's governing Broad Front confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after a presidential election that left Tabaré Vázquez as favourite to succeed party colleague José Mujica as head of state.
A couple of weeks ahead of Uruguay’s second-round vote, a recent poll showed that Broad Front’s Tabaré Vázquez and Raúl Sendic are 15 points ahead of challengers Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou and Jorge Larrañaga of the centre-right National Party.
Tabaré Vázquez and Raúl Sendic have taken over the presidency and vice presidency of Uruguay during a ceremony held at the legislative Palace in Montevideo.
Uruguay began the defence of its record 15th title, won in Argentina in 2011, with a victory against Jamaica in Antofagasta. The only goal of the match was scored by Rodríguez in the 7th minute of the second half.
In a joint press conference, President Mauricio Macri and his Uruguayan counterpart Tabaré Vázquez announced both countries have agreed to bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona in a convincing 6-0 win over Mexican club León, in a friendly match which marked Luis Suárez's first match for his new club.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Uruguay forward Luis Suárez appeal but allowed him to train saying that deciding otherwhise would have “an impact on his activity after the end of the suspension”.
Twice champions Uruguay all but booked a place at next year's World Cup finals with a thumping 5-0 win away to outsiders Jordan in the first leg of their playoff.
Uruguay drew 0-0 with Jordan in the second leg of their World Cup intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to reach the 2014 finals 5-0 on aggregate.
Uruguayan Football Association president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from Peñarol and Nacional games continues.
Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) has been suspended by South American soccer body CONMEBOL, a move the AUF said did not affect the national team's participation at the World Cup.
The Uruguay national football team will play in the final of the Under-20 World Cup this Saturday after defeating Iraq in a penalty shootout.
Argentina's national football team's coach Alejandro Sabella unveiled the list of players summoned for the next Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uruguay and Chile, to be held on October 12 and 16, respectively.
Stopping Lionel Messi is the primary concern of South American teams facing Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers. This week it is Uruguay's turn.
Uruguay's Nacional defeated Boca Juniors by 1-0 in the match for the Libertadores Cup Group 1, leading with seven points the zone.
Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.
World Cup strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will lead Uruguay's attack in the Olympic football tournament at the London Games.
Argentina climbed two places to seventh in the latest FIFA rankings published today, while the high tone was given by Uruguay, who have moved above Germany to become the second-highest ranked team behind world and European champions Spain.
Uruguay's Defensor Sporting defeated Vélez Sársfield 3-1 and the Argentine team has lost the top of the overall ranking of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Seven time winners of the South American Copa Libertadores, Independiente thrashed Uruguay's Peñarol 3-0 in its debut at the groups round of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Uruguay defeated Walter Perazzo's team 1-0 after Vecino opened the score and left the under 20 Argentine national football team in a complicated place at the championship final-round and far from the 2012 Olympics games in London.
Uruguay's Peñarol crushed Godoy Cruz de Mendoza 3-1 during a Group 8 match of the Libertadores Cup. Diego Aguirre's team recovered from their 3-0 defeat against Independiente.
The leader of the Libertadores Cup’s group 3, Argentinos Juniors defeated Uruguay’s Nacional 1-0 at the Parque Central stadium.
Uruguay’s Peñarol defeated Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 2-1 during the match for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The result leaves the Argentine team in a tough position to reach the second round of the tournament.
Uruguay’s Nacional de Montevideo defeated the leader of Group 3, Argentinos Juniors, 1-0 and gets closer to achieve pre-quarter finals of Libertadores de América Cup.
Argentina and Uruguay will bid to stage the 2030 World Cup finals jointly in the 100th anniversary year of soccer's showpiece, the Foreign ministers of both countries announced.
Diego Forlán is to leave La Liga club Atlético Madrid after four seasons and will join Serie A side Inter Milan, the Uruguay striker announced.
Brazil’s Fluminense defeated Argentinos Juniors' 4-2 leaving the Argentine team out of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Brazilian team and Mexico's América advance to the next round.
Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas for the semi-final of the Estoril Open, after thrashing their opponents in the quarter-finals.
Uruguay striker Luis Suárez scored all four goals as the Copa America holders crushed Chile 4-0 to stay top of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifying group.
Chile forward Alexis Sánchez is fit to face Paraguay in their South American World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, his country's soccer federation said on its website.
Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.
Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($62,800) for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a Premier League match at Anfield in October, the FA said.
Liverpool will not appeal against striker Luis Suárez's eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, the English FA said.
Godoy Cruz defeated Uruguay's Peñarol, 2011 runner-up, 1-0 in its debut at the Libertadores de América Cup 2012 in the match for the Group 8.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez returned after a nine-match absence but failed to inspire Liverpool to victory in a cagey 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The tickets for the show that the ex Beatle Paul McCartney will give at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo will be on sale starting from tomorrow, organizers reported.
The tickets for Paul Mc Cartney’s upcoming concert in Montevideo, Uruguay, sold out in 45 minute as the show is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated of the year.
Metallica’s front man James Hetfield– one of the world’s most popular heavy metal bands – lashed out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas, allegedly throwing stones at the them after they failed to leave his family alone when they were on vacation, international press informed today.
Argentine ballet great Julio Bocca was slightly injured in a car crash today in Canelones, in southern Uruguay. The current director of Uruguay’s National Ballet suffered “minor traumas,” local police reported.
Colombia showed again yesterday it is one of the powers in South American World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Chile.
Argentina play Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier in Mendoza this evening with their dangerous attacking trio of Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. But Uruguay’s coach, Oscar Tabárez, says they will have to focus on Messi.
Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 in a penalty shootout to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time since 1979 after a fortunate goalless draw.
Uruguay's long-time cohesion and squad harmony has helped them overcome a poor start to the Copa América and reach the final, striker Luis Suárez said.
Peru's performances at the Copa América have left striker Paolo Guerrero confident the team can end a 32-year wait for a World Cup finals appearance.
Diego Forlán scored twice after Luis Suarez's opening goal as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America on Sunday and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.
World Cup semi-finalists Uruguay came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Peru on Monday, meaning all three seeded sides at the Copa America have failed to win their opening matches.
Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani acknowledged he is playing out of position at the Copa América and said he was perhaps also feeling the effects of a long season with Napoli in Italy.
Uruguay will make two changes to the side that drew with Peru when they face Chile in their next Copa América clash, coach Oscar Tabárez said.
Uruguay and Chile drew 1-1 at the Copa América as the list of stalemates in the early stages of the tournament in Argentina continued to grow.
Injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani will miss his side's must-win Copa América clash with Mexico while left-back Martin Cáceres is suspended.
Lionel Messi's Copa America dream lay in tatters after Argentina were beaten by old rivals Uruguay in a dramatic quarter-final.
It is a mistake to compare Argentina with Barcelona as the Spanish club have been working as a unit for a lot longer, Lionel Messi said.
Two goals in four dramatic second-half minutes set lowly Costa Rica on their way to a deserved 3-1 victory over Uruguay today in the biggest upset of the World Cup so far.
Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez does not know when forward Luis Suárez, working hard on his fitness after knee cartilage surgery, will be ready to play again.
Luis Suárez emerged from a month of treatment on his injured knee to score both goals as Uruguay beat England 2-1 to keep his team's World Cup hopes alive and leave England's hanging by a thread.
English online media lamented a latest defeat for their team in the 2014 World Cup, opining that Uruguay and Liverpool forward Luis Suárez “humiliated” the British side after the “Celeste” 2-1 victory in Sao Paulo.
By Daniel Edwards
Defender Diego Godin scored a dramatic winner nine minutes from time to send Uruguay through to the World Cup last 16 with a 1-0 win over Italy today which sent the four-times champions home.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has offered to resign following the team's elimination from the World Cup, he told a news conference today.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during his team's 1-0 win today.
FIFA has not yet decided whether to expel Uruguay striker Luis Suárez from the World Cup for biting an opponent with deliberations set to continue today.
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suárez is 'excessive' and that he feels no anger towards the Uruguayan striker.
Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suárez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini.
A fearless La Roja was in the verge of making World Cup history, but Brazil ended up going through the last-16 stage against Chile 3-2 by penalty shootouts at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.
Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time after a double from James Rodriguez gave them a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.
Banned Uruguay forward Luís Suárez has apologised to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini for biting him on the shoulder, after initially denying the offence that earned him a lengthy suspension by FIFA.