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Border To Remain Closed To Tourism Through Summer High Season

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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.

Former Presidents Sanguinetti And Mujica Retiring From the Senate On Tuesday

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

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Uruguayan Presidential Plane Finally Sells At Auction For 180 Thousand USD

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

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.

ExpoCannabis Announced: Will Be Held As Actual In Person Event Hosted At LATU

Friday, October 9th, 2020

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...)

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Tupamaros For 1969 Taking Of Pando

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

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Police Car Burned After Responding To "Neighborhood Problems" In Carmelo, Colonia

Monday, October 5th, 2020

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Wine Consumption Up This Year 17.2% First Semester And Up 31.8% Second Quarter

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

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Departamental Elections: Carolina Cosse Projected To Be Intendenta

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

With polls closed and the count started on the much delayed departmental elections, Carolina Cosse is the new Intendenta apparent of Montevideo.

Three Local Basketballers Convicted Of "Unsportsmanlike Agreement" For Match Fixing

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

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"Comité Central Israelita" Expresses "Desacuerdo" Over Uruguay's UN Vote To Condemn Israel's Systemic Human Rights Abuses

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

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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

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.

New Criminal Complaint Against Cendoya In URSEC Case

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

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