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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 “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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uruguayan President issued an official statement today ratifying the country’s position regarding recent developments on the Argentine - United Kingdom conflict over Malvinas Islands.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, convicted of killing political opponents during his reign, died of respiratory failure on Sunday at age 83.
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.
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.
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.
Former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez denied that he ever said that his Argentine counterparts Néstor and Cristina Kirchner are “fascists”, like Wikileaks cables stated.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
Uruguay's Nacional defeated Boca Juniors by 1-0 in the match for the Libertadores Cup Group 1, leading with seven points the zone.
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.
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.
World Cup strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will lead Uruguay's attack in the Olympic football tournament at the London Games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The leader of the Libertadores Cup’s group 3, Argentinos Juniors defeated Uruguay’s Nacional 1-0 at the Parque Central stadium.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.