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Brazil mulls review of Paraguay ties

Brazil mulls review of Paraguay ties

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 20 (UPI) -- Brazil is having to review its hasty decision to participate in a campaign against the new government of Federico Franco amid controversy over the impeachment and removal of former President Fernando Lugo.

Uruguay mulls offering Iran rice for oil

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, April 2 (UPI) -- Uruguay is considering to offer Iran rice shipments in return for oil in apparent disregard of U.S.-led sanctions in response to Iran's disputed nuclear program.

Uruguay's solidarity with Argentina over Falklands comes with costs

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Uruguay's solidarity with Argentina in support of Buenos Aires' claim over British-ruled Falklands is costing the port capital's economy dear as Falklanders disappear from the scene as lucrative custom.

Mercosur to fast-track Venezuela's entry

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Mercosur trade bloc is planning to fast-track Venezuela's accession as a full member as regional leaders push forward plans to strengthen the organization.

Mercosur mulls focus on arms suppliers to fight crime, trafficking

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.

Europe warms up to Mercosur, but has terms

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.

Uruguay set to become major gas exporter

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.

Iron ore project threatened by politicking

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.

Controversy mars Uruguay iron ore project

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.

Uruguay battles inflation as peso soars, putting exports at risk

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.

Uruguay goes regional with deep sea port plans for Rocha

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.

Uruguay drags Brazil into pulp mill pollution probe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, June 18 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said he wants any independent inspection of Uruguayan water to take into account Brazil's part in the use of the waterway.

Argentina, Uruguay mull removing pickets from bridge

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.

Pulp mill summit a test for Argentina

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.

Uruguay to receive Venezuelan energy aid

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.
Clinton trip

Clinton trip

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit earthquake-ravaged Chile on her Latin American trip this week.
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Uruguay's President-elect Mujica signals push for closer U.S. ties

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.

Uruguay faces key economic challenges

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.

Uruguay seeks to defuse pulp mill row with Argentina

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.

Uruguay elects Jose Mujica president

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Jose Mujica, a former left-wing guerrilla fighter, won Uruguay's presidential election Sunday with more than 50 percent of the vote, exit polls showed.

Uruguay prez election heads for run-off

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- None of the candidates in Uruguay's presidential election have captured more than 50 percent of the vote, triggering a run-off, officials in Montevideo say.
Uruguay presidential polls outcome uncertain

Uruguay presidential polls outcome uncertain

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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