URUGUAY


Monday, January 17th 2011

Estancia Vik, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay:

The Art of Doing Nothing

Il dolce far niente, (the art of doing nothing), an old Italian expression, so difficult to define with words, becomes crystal-clear once you set foot in Estancia Vik in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay.

By Teresita D’Alessandro, (MercoPress Lifestyle & Arts Correspondent),

& David P. Michaels, (MercoPress Bureau Chief)

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12th January, 2010

International Jazz Festival, musical highlight of Punta del Este

by

David P. Michaels for MercoPress News Agency

International celebrities visiting the Latin American “jet-set” resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay come and go with the fashions. However one of the permanent attractions of the Punta del Este season is the “must see” International Jazz Festival.

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28th September, 2009

Uruguayan Tourism &Business Delegation visit USA

by David P. Michaels for MercoPress News Agency

A delegation from the Uruguayan tourism and business sectors recently concluded a successful visit to Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York. The tour was organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Tourism & Sports, in association with the Ministry of Economy & Finance, with logistical support sponsored by American Airlines.

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27th August, 2009

Uruguayan Independence Day in New York City

by

David P. Michaels for MercoPress News Agency

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For many Uruguayans living in the New York area, the 25th August is not only an important day to remember their origins, but also a day to meet old and new friends, alike.

On this sunny day, next to the statue of Uruguay’s National Hero, General Artigas, a normally happy day in the annual calendar of events was sadly “shadowed” by a discreet disapproval of the “politicizing” of this important day, by the presence of a wreath from the Frente Amplio.

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September 22nd 2008

US Cancer Institute interested in research program in Uruguay

by

David P. Michaels for MercoPress News Agency

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PHOTO: Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Gonzalo Fernandez

An initiative from the United States National Cancer Institute to establish an extensive cancer research program in Uruguay was the foremost of several expanded scientific cooperation initiatives considered by US and Uruguayan officials meeting in New York.

[An exclusive interview for MercoPress]

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[URUGUAY] “DEMOCRACY or BUREAUCRACY & MEDIOCRITY”
A commentary in answer to the following questions:

 

– What are the key components in the renaissance of Uruguay’s economy?

– How can Uruguay obtain investment during these turbulent economic times?

– What are the key components in a foreign investment promotion strategy?

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MERCOSUR”S FREIGHT PROBLEM? URUGUAY’S SOLUTION!
Indispensable to Mercosur’s continued success is a fast and affordable freight transportation network that will permit industrial integration and “just-in-time” delivery of components to assembly plants throughout the region.

 

Economic development experts have concluded that proposed improvements in Mercosur’s existing rail and road connections are not a satisfactory answer, and that a revolutionary change in freight transport technology is required. Pipeline Freight Transportation (”PFT”) appears to be the only technology that meets the experts’ criteria.

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