In a press conference today President Luis Lacalle Pou confirmed that due to ongoing respiratory virus hysteria, Uruguay's borders will remain largely closed to tourism through the coming summer high season. Border controls and Ministry of Defense presence at the international bridge connecting Fray Bentos in the Department of Rio Negro to Argentina are also being increased. While the Peso Uruguayo has remained relatively steady against the USD holding at 41 to 44 pesos Uruguayos for several months, the market rate of the Peso Argentino has fallen to 188 Pesos Argentinos to the USD as of today.
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After several unsuccessful attempts, the Presidential Plane was finally sold at auction to an Argentine for 180,000 USD. Bidding on the plane opened at 350,000 USD without any bids to match. Several nominally interested bidders arrived at the auction without bringing an adequate cash deposit. The plane was acquired during the second Vásquez administration in 2018 for 1.01 million USD.
The ExpoCannabis announced they will be hosting the annual gathering at the campus of LATU in Montevideo. The Expocannabis will be held as an actual event people can physically attend though some sort of online companion thing for non-attenders to try to achieve a feeling of participation will also be available. A program of speakers, panels, and vendors in attendance is expected to be published in the coming weeks. (more...)
With polls closed and the count started on the much delayed departmental elections, Carolina Cosse is the new Intendenta apparent of Montevideo.
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
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.