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Yearbook 2007

Uruguay. The conflict with Argentina over the Finnish-built pulp mill on the Uruguay border, which characterized the two countries' relations in 2006, continued this year, despite, among other things. mediation attempt by Spain's King Juan Carlos. Argentine environmental activists, who claim the plant poses an environmental threat to the Uruguay River, continued to block the bridges across the river and hundreds of land steps even on the Uruguayan side in protests at the end of August/September. According to CountryAAH, President Tabaré Vázquez, in turn, closed the Uruguayan border stations in early November. A month later, the first shipload of paper left the pulp mill, and from Argentine government circles were heard voices stating that the factory is now in place and operational. The factory represents the largest single foreign investment ever in Uruguay.

2007 Uruguay

On July 9, the government approved a proposal for comprehensive administrative decentralization reforms. Among other things, a hundred new municipalities will be created to engage citizens politically in local issues.

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