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2009-09-14 09:48:00

http://www.foleyhoag.com/index.asp THE HAGUE, Netherlands and WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, the International Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands, will hear three weeks of final arguments in a closely watched dispute over sustainable development between the nations of Uruguay and Argentina over a paper mill on the Uruguay River. The case is only the second environmental dispute to be decided by the ICJ, and the first since the 1990s. Uruguay is represented...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

Uruguay preparing defense over Argentine indictment against paper mill MONTEVIDEO, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay is preparing its defense against the Argentine demand in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a controversial paper pulp plant on a river that forms the border between both countries, local media reported Tuesday. Authorities will hold a meeting in Uruguay's capital Montevideo later this month to "give the final touches to the answer to the demand," which should be...

2005-08-12 11:20:57

By Louise Egan FRAY BENTOS, Uruguay (Reuters) - The cows grazing peacefully in the pastures of Fray Bentos don't know how lucky they are. Their ancestors were herded into the Uruguayan town's meat packing plant by the hundreds to be slaughtered, chopped, pulverized and packed into cans only to reappear as corned beef on a dinner plate in London. Those days are long gone and all that's left of the giant factory, maker of the world-famous Fray Bentos meat pies, is some crumbling old...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'