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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.
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José Alberto Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: , known as El Pepe, (born May 20, 1935) is a Uruguayan politician and former guerrilla fighter, a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition) and current President of Uruguay.

Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. He won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

Mujica was born 20 May 1935 to Demetrio Mujica, of Basque ancestry and Lucy Cordano of Italian descent.

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