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Wednesday August 3, 2011

Uruguay and Argentina To Build Connecting Railroad

Uruguay and Argentina To Build Connecting Railroad

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Presidents José Mujica and Cristina Fernández announced Tuesday that both countries will be joined by a railroad over the Uruguay River.

“Railroads will cross fro Argentina to Uruguay. It will be one more step toward integration,” said Mujica at a press conference after signing the agreement.

The railroad will join the Argentine city of Concordia (some 250 miles north of Buenos Aires) and the Uruguayan city of Salto, separated by the river, shared between the two nations.

“We are going to reconstruct our traditional friendship” Said Fernández before Mujica asserted “We’ve lived too many decades facing each other’s backs in Latin America.”

Both presidents also signed a commitment to consolidate the project of a joint bid to organize the 2030 World-Cup, when a hundred years of the tournament will be celebrated. The first cup, Uruguay 1930 was won by the home team, who defeated Argentina 4-2.