Today President Luis Lacalle Pou expressed doubts that the borders with Argentina and Brasil will open for the summer tourism season. Historically Argentina has been the leading source of tourists by headcount, but Paraguay may lead this upcoming summer season.
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El Presidente: "Se nos viene una decisión bien difícil, que atenta directamente contra una base económica del país, que es el turismo"Monday, September 21st, 2020
Cabildo Abierto candidate for the Intendencia of Rocha Martín Rodríguez has been at the center of unfolding political tensions after declaring semi-mobile clusters of vagrants to not be desirable tourism.
75 horses left Carrasco International airport this month bound for Dubai on a charter flight (archived). The cargo was assembled from 15 suppliers including 28 horses from neighboring Argentina. The previous record for sporting horses exported by plane from Uruguay was 48 polo horses sent 15 years ago. Two more horse flights are planned this year.
The Chief of the Ministry of Interior's anti drug brigade has been arrested along with 3 other members of his police force for allegedly trafficking drugs. Six other arrests were made as well following a series of raids prompted by an internal affairs investigation.
The price of government cannabis sold in pharmacies has gone up from 265 pesos per 5 gram envelope to 300 pesos. Only 14 pharmacies in the country still participate in the program with 6 of the retailers being located in Montevideo.