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Bad times for the hotel industry in Uruguay

11 hours 27 minutes ago

Several iconic hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay, have closed or will be converted into office buildings according to the Chamber of Tourism sources. The list includes a top-rated boutique hotel, Belmont, which hosted among others members of the British royal family and political figures such as Fidel Castro, and other world leaders.

Enigma code breaking genius chosen to be on new £50 English banknotes

1 day 22 hours ago

Alan Turing was preferred over Stephen Hawking and Margaret Thatcher to feature on the highest-denomination bills in the country. The Bank of England has selected the face of the computer science genius whose most famous breakthrough proved decisive in the outcome of World War II against Germany to appear in the new £50 note (around 62 US dollars) due to enter circulation by the end of 2021.

US qualifies Uruguay as a safe country to invest but warns about union power

2 days 8 hours ago

A report issued by the United States Department of State on the investment climate in Uruguay on Monday analyzed the legal, political and economic aspects of the country. On the one hand, it stands the legal security, the free movement of capital, the preferential regimes and the investment grade. On the other, it warns about aspects such as labor relations, the power of unions, the advantage of public companies and the increase of problems in education and security.

Temporary restrictions on Brazilian pork exports to Russia imposed

5 days 3 hours ago

Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service (Rosseljoznadzor) has imposed temporary restrictions from 11 July on the importation of pork products and other animals vulnerable to classical swine fever virus from the State of Piauí, located in the northeast region of Brazil, it was announced.

The IMF will release another $ 5.4 billion today for Argentina

6 days 9 hours ago

Mauricio Macri’s Government must guarantee that with the new disbursement in favor of Argentina for USD 5.4 billion that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will sign this Friday will comply with all the deadlines agreed for this year. This new disbursement is given after the approval of the quarterly goals to March by the technical staff of the fund.

Cooperation agreement between Argentina, Japan launched

1 week ago

Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Wednesday launched its "One Village, One Product" (OVOP) project in Argentina, which is designed to encourage social development in the provinces of Catamarca, Misiones, Chaco, Salta and Buenos Aires, it was announced.

Brazil ready for decisive voting on pension reform bill

1 week 2 days ago

Brazilian House speaker Rodrigo Maia said over the weekend he expects the lower Congressional House to begin voting on the pension reform bill this Tuesday. After a meeting with Congressional leaders on Saturday in Brasilia, Maia said he will begin discussing the bill with party leaders on Monday and expects voting to begin late on Tuesday.

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