Thu, 28 May 2020 09:29:00 GMT
IDB US$ 1,7bn loan for Uruguay to address the Covid-19 pandemic
Uruguay's Economy minister Azucena Arbeleche confirmed that the Inter American Development Bank had awarded the country a 1,7bn dollars soft loan to address the sanitary, social and economic emergency as a consequence of the CO...

Fri, 22 May 2020 08:21:00 GMT
All Uruguayan students will be back in school by the end of June in a three stage calendar
Uruguayan students will be returning to face-to-face classes from June following a three-stage calendar and with voluntary assistance, the country’s president, Luis Lacalle Pou, reported on Thursday.

Fri, 15 May 2020 11:52:00 GMT
Notorious Mexican drug leader extradited from Uruguay to United States
Uruguay on Thursday turned over to the United States a Mexican man wanted on drug and money laundering charges. Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia is the brother of Abigael González, the former head of the Sinaloa cartel faction known ...

Mon, 11 May 2020 19:49:00 GMT
End of nightmare for Greg Mortimer cruise crew members who begin their long journey back home
Finally a month after passengers were rescued and medically evacuated to Australia from Uruguay, the 89 crew which remained trapped in the coronavirus infested “Greg Mortimer” cruise have started their long return home.

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:41:00 GMT
Uruguay and Argentina presidents discuss the future of Mercosur
Uruguayan president Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou and his Argentine peer, Alberto Fernandez held a half-hour video conference Tuesday mid-morning to address the recent decision by the current Argentine administration to freeze Merco...

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:55:00 GMT
Mercosur beef sales to US on the rise, as American abattoirs are closing amid coronavirus complications
Brazil's giant meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods CEO, Miguel Gularte, said the company has resumed sales of fresh beef to the US following a decision by US authorities to open their market to Brazilian beef. American slaughterhou...

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 07:59:00 GMT
Mercosur: Argentina only interested in block's negotiations with Europe
In the midst of the chaotic situation caused by the pandemic, the Argentine government announced the abandonment of Mercosur negotiations to prioritize the country’s domestic economy and the struggle against the virus. The re...

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:36:00 GMT
“Greg Mortimer” crew members and medical chief officer demand repatriation: “we also have a home country”
The last cruise of “Greg Mortimer” when it left Ushuaia on March 15th was an invitation to disaster, and now “we are asking for a humanitarian corridor to take us, as they did with passengers, to our home countries”, sa...

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 17:13:00 GMT
Greg Mortimer: Australian PM thanked Uruguay’s humanitarian action
After the departure from Montevideo of the last medical flight with passengers of the stranded Antarctic cruise Greg Mortimer, the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, sent a letter to Uruguay’s President, Luis Lacalle ...

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:59:00 GMT
End of “Greg Mortimer” cruise ordeal: last fifteen passengers flying to US and UK
The final leg of the humanitarian repatriation of passengers on board an Antarctic cruise, stranded in Uruguay and most of them testing positive for coronavirus, ended Wednesday afternoon when they boarded in Uruguay's Carrasco...