Punta del Este


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Punta del Este

(po͞on`tä thĕl ās`tā), city (1996 pop. 8,252), E Uruguay, on the Atlantic Ocean. Located on a narrow peninsula surrounded by excellent beaches, Punta del Este is one of the largest and most fashionable seaside resorts of South America; fishing is also important to the local economy. In 1939 the German battleship Graf Spee was crippled by a British squadron in waters off Punta del Este. The city was the site of the conference (Aug., 1961) of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council, during which the charter of the Alliance for ProgressAlliance for Progress,
Span. Alianza para el Progreso, U.S. assistance program for Latin America begun in 1961 during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. It was created principally to counter the appeal of revolutionary politics, such as those adopted in Cuba (see Fidel
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 was drafted, and there also the foreign ministers' conference of the Organization of American States met in Jan., 1962, and voted to impose a censure on Cuba. In 1967 the presidents of republics in the Americas met in Punta del Este to formulate economic assistance programs for Latin America.
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He lived in a comfortable rural villa near the town of Maldonado, adjacent to the resort city of Punta del Este for about a decade.
Suprisingly, in the Punta del Este neighborhood, (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rocco-morabito-prison-escape-mafia-italy-uruguay-ndrangheta-calabria-a8972501.html) Morabito was regarded as a 'model citizen ' who was 'involved in soybean business'.
1351/2019 approving the amendment of the concession agreement with CAAP's fully-owned subsidiary Consorcio Aeropuertos Internacionales S.A., or CAISA, which operates and maintains the Punta del Este Airport in the city of Maldonado, by Punta del Este, Uruguay, and authorized the Ministry of Defense to grant the modification of the aforementioned contract.
Debido al avanzado estado de gestacion de la modelo, no han podido viajar hasta Punta del Este para festejar estas fiestas.
Two deputies and the local mayor of Punta del Este were present and support the initiative.
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The next round is at Punta Del Este in Uruguay on March 17.
They have all spent their vacations in and around Punta del Este -- "the place to be" during the South American summer.
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The Clipper fleet is currently racing through the Atlantic and is expected to arrive in Punta del Este, Uruguay, between September 20 to 25.
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