Friday, September 24, 2010

Uruguay university among top 10 in Latin America

Good news today that Uruguay has one of the top 10 ranked universities in Latin America, according to a study by US News and World Report.

Felicidades a Universidad ORT Uruguay!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Announcing the Deon Stuthman Fund for Social Justice

The board of directors of Minnesota-Uruguay Partners of the Americas has announced the creation of the Deon Stuthman Fund for Social Justice.

A former president of the organization, Dr. Stuthman passed away suddenly in June, 2010, after a short, intense struggle with cancer.

The Fund will underwrite opportunities for travel between Uruguay and Minnesota that advances causes related to social justice--work that Deon cared deeply about.

Individuals wishing to travel between Minnesota and Uruguay to work on social justice projects can write

Tax-deductible donations to the Fund can be sent to:

Harlan Petersen, Treasurer
Minnesota-Uruguay Partners of the Americas
PO Box 24042
Minneapolis, MN 55424-0042

Friday, September 3, 2010

Uruguay forecasts GDP will expand 30% in five years

According to a story in Mercopress today, the administration of President Jose Mujica estimates the Uruguayan economy will expand 30.2% from 2010 to 2015, reducing the fiscal budget 0.1% of GDP each of the five years. At the end of the period the US dollar currently exchanged at 20.50 Uruguayan pesos should reach 23.40 pesos.