MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Latin America's increasingly ambitious Mercosur regional bloc is aiming to focus on small arms suppliers that are seen behind the continent's endemic and seemingly insurmountable problem of violent crime.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Europe is warming up to Latin American trade pact Mercosur in its bid to tie a free trade knot with European Union partners but EU negotiators want a deal that will reflect European interests in a time of pressing economic need.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Uruguay is set to become a net exporter of natural gas after latest assessment showed it has potentially large and commercially viable gas deposits on its territory.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Political controversy over an iron ore mine development in central Uruguay threatens to scuttle the project amid signs the Indian mining company and investment partner may be losing patience over all the politicking, officials indicated.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, June 24 (UPI) -- Controversy over a major new iron ore extraction project has advanced to a stage where President Jose Mujica doesn't want to give a green light and instead wants the people to decide the future course of action.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, April 15 (UPI) -- Uruguay President Jose Mujica renewed vows to fight inflation but reminded Uruguayans the nation faces an uphill fight amid rising prices and risks to exports from a soaring peso against the U.S. dollar.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Uruguay is cobbling together a regional partnership around its planned deep sea port as part of President Jose Mujica's strategy to raise at least $1 billion for the project.
BUENOS AIRES, June 4 (UPI) -- Argentina and Uruguay considered forcible removal of pickets blocking access over an international bridge after moves to persuade the protesters to disperse failed to produce results.
BUENOS AIRES, April 28 (UPI) -- The latest round of talks between Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his host Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner poses a challenge to the Argentine president's face-saving skills, analysts said.
CARACAS, Venezuela, April 8 (UPI) -- Despite a severe energy-related crisis at home, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has promised generous assistance to Uruguay that will include crude oil at discounted rates and help with oil refining.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President-elect Jose Mujica signalled his desire for closer ties with he United States in a heart-warming reversal for U.S. officials of the recent spate of Latin American events hostile or unsympathetic to Washington.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Uruguay's newly elected President Jose Mujica faces serious economic challenges of job creation and poverty reduction as he begins an internatonal campaign for enticing investors into the country.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Uruguay's President-elect Jose Mujica is seeking a quick and amicable resolution of a continuing row with Argentina over a border pulp mill that threatens to keep the neighbors apart and become Latin America's most explosive environmental dispute.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The presidential election in Uruguay Sunday is moving toward an uncertain outcome, raising concerns the political and economic stability enjoyed under President Tabare Vazquez may be coming to an end.
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