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“Tanta Agua”  Wins Miami Film Fest’s Grand Jury Prize

“Tanta Agua”  Wins Miami Film Fest’s Grand Jury Prize

The film "Tanta agua" (So Much Water) by Uruguayans Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge won big at the Miami International Film Festival, or MIFF, which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has become one of the most continue reading »

IDB Supports Increased Investment, Exports for Uruguay with $550 Million Loan

IDB Supports Increased Investment, Exports for Uruguay with $550 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $550 million operation for Uruguay to fund the Program for Strategic International Positioning, which aims to substantially increase investment and exports by strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework, promoting and facilitating trade, and boosting entrepreneurial innovation. continue reading »

Man in Uruguay Killed by Lightning in Resort Town

Man in Uruguay Killed by Lightning in Resort Town

A 24-year-old man was struck and killed by lightning while enjoying an outing at the popular Montoya beach in Barra de Maldonado, one of the most upscale districts in the Uruguayan continue reading »

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

3-1: Spain Nabs Win Against Uruguay in Friendly

Spain's national team showed off its ball-hogging brilliance in its first match of 2013, getting two goals from Pedro in a 3-1 victory here Wednesday over reigning Copa America champion Uruguay in an international friendly. continue reading »

STUDY: Crime Cost Uruguay 3.1 Percent of GNP, At Least $1.2 Billion

STUDY: Crime Cost Uruguay 3.1 Percent of GNP, At Least $1.2 Billion

The cost of crimes against property and people in Uruguay in 2010 totaled at least $1.2 billion, which was equivalent to 3.1 percent of the country’s gross national product. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Pres. Peña Nieto Makes Quick and Friendly Visit to Uruguay

Latin America News: Mexico’s Pres. Peña Nieto Makes Quick and Friendly Visit to Uruguay

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a quick visit to Uruguay following the CELAC-EU summit in Chile and called for the adoption of a program to provide computers to schoolchildren in Mexico modeled on the one launched in the South American country. continue reading »

Study: Crime Has Dramatic Impact on Women and Youth in Latin America

Study: Crime Has Dramatic Impact on Women and Youth in Latin America

Crime and violence have had a dramatic impact on women, youth and the economic well-being of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to several studies commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Trumps to Build Residential Tower in Uruguay for $100 Million

Trumps to Build Residential Tower in Uruguay for $100 Million

Two offspring of Donald Trump launched Tuesday in Punta del Este a $100-million building development with which the U.S. magnate plans to mark "a before and after" of the famous Uruguayan seaside resort. continue reading »

Spanish Railway Opertor Eusko Tren Looking into Investments in Uruguay

Spanish Railway Opertor Eusko Tren Looking into Investments in Uruguay

Spanish railway operator Eusko Tren has confirmed its interest in investing in Uruguay and presented a plan to Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, the press reported Sunday, citing company executives. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Looks to Invest in Uruguayan Rail Network

Spanish Firm Looks to Invest in Uruguayan Rail Network

Spanish railway operator Eusko Tren has confirmed its interest in investing in Uruguay and presented a plan to Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, the press reported Sunday, citing company executives. continue reading »

Uruguay to Improve Montevideo’s Public Transport System with $70 Million Loan

Uruguay to Improve Montevideo’s Public Transport System with $70 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $70 million to Uruguay to support a public transport system in the eastern section of Montevideo as an alternative to individual transport. continue reading »

Uruguay Receives $107.7 Million Loan to Finance 2 Wind Farms

Uruguay Receives $107.7 Million Loan to Finance 2 Wind Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $107.7 million to finance the construction of the El Libertador and Palmatir wind farms in Uruguay. continue reading »

Uruguay Bishops Say Legislators Who Voted to Allow Abortions are Excommunicated

Uruguay Bishops Say Legislators Who Voted to Allow Abortions are Excommunicated

In response to recent legislation allowing women in Uruguay to have abortions in their first trimester, bishops in the country are now stating that any legislator who voted to allow it are automatically excommunicated. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Uruguay Signs Offshore Oil Agreements with European Firms

Uruguay Signs Offshore Oil Agreements with European Firms

The Uruguayan government on Friday signed a series of offshore exploration and production deals with British oil firms BG Group, BP plc and Tullow Oil and France's Total. continue reading »