Archive for the ‘El Campo’ Category
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.
National Drug Board Secretary General Daniel Radío is turning his attention to the local cannabis market after beginning to cut regulatory barriers slowing the placement of Uruguayan cannabis flower on international markets. In an interview with Radio Uruguay 1050 AM, Radío offered hints as to the direction he and the government are moving towards with respect to the domestic cannabis market: (more...)
The locust plague which has been rampant in Argentina since May has now closed to within 60 kilometers of the border appearing in the Argentine village of Federal. The Ministerio de Ganadería Agricultura y Pesca's Dirección General de Servicios Agrícolas has issued a read alert for the threat. To combat the locusts 122 planes have been made available with one already performing surveillance and three ready to begin fumigation when the enemy is sighted. (more...)
Fifteen merino sheep are dead and still more wait to see if their wounds are mortal after a dog pack attack in Colonia department (archived). All of the attacked sheep were pregnant by artificial insemination with high value genetics. The proprietor estimates a loss of 300 to 400 USD on most of the sheep with a few exceptional specimens lost in the attack presenting four figure losses.