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Uruguay: Republic in South America
Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.

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President of Uruguay says he may have lung cancer

Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez announced on Tuesday that doctors detected a likely malignant growth in his right lung during a routine checkup.
Reuters - Published

Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Canada, Uruguay that issued travel warnings

A rising number of countries and organizations are issuing warnings against travel to the United States because of gun violence.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Uruguay

Unlucky Dortmund draw 0-0 with Barca on Messi return [Video]Unlucky Dortmund draw 0-0 with Barca on Messi return

Where Ernesto Valverde sees "suffering", Lucien Favre sees a "positive result" after Barcelona and Dortmund 0-0 in their UCL opener in Germany.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Argentine wine makers nervous about EU trade deal [Video]Argentine wine makers nervous about EU trade deal

The Mercosur-EU deal - twenty years in the making - a trade agreement between the South American bloc, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and the European Union is not as clear-cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

 

2 countries issued travel warnings about the United States after a weekend of mass shootings

2 countries issued travel warnings about the united states after a weekend of mass shootings
(CNN)Two countries issued travel warnings to their citizens about the United States following two mass shootings that killed 31 people. Both Venezuela and Uruguay warned their residents about violence..
WorldNews - Published

German Customs Uncovers More Than $1.1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine Disguised As Soybeans

german customs uncovers more than $1.1 billion worth of cocaine disguised as soybeans
German authorities seized nearly 5 tons of cocaine valued at more than $1.1 billion on Friday, the largest cocaine seizure in the EU country's history, according to USA Today. Authorities made the..
WorldNews - Published

Italy Hands Life Sentences To 24 South Americans In Operation Condor Killings

italy hands life sentences to 24 south americans in operation condor killings
Judges in Rome's Court of Appeal on Monday sentenced a group of former military and police officials from Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay to life imprisonment for voluntary homicide, Deutsche Welle..
WorldNews - Published

Daily Cryptocurrency Bulletin For Monday, July 1, 2019

daily cryptocurrency bulletin for monday, july 1, 2019
General News Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Chief Agustin Carstens has acknowledged central banks will likely soon need to issue their own digital currencies, following years of comments and..
WorldNews - Published

Uruguay opposition posts big win in presidential primaries

Uruguay's conservative opposition has posted a big win in presidential primaries, firing a warning at the ruling coalition ahead of national elections in October as the South American nation grapples..
Reuters - Published

Uruguay ex-Mayor, senator likely winners in presidential primaries: exit polls

Uruguayan primary elections look set to pit a former mayor against a senator in the presidential vote in October, according to early exit polls on Sunday evening in the South American country.
Reuters - Published

No excuses – Tabarez offers no justification for Uruguay's Copa America exit

no excuses – tabarez offers no justification for uruguay's copa america exit
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez offered no excuses after his side slumped out of the Copa America with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Peru. Luis Suarez's miss with Uruguay's opening spot-kick proved..
WorldNews - Published

EU Reaches Trade Agreement With South American Bloc

eu reaches trade agreement with south american bloc
The European Union and the South American bloc Mercosur have struck a trade deal after two decades of negotiations, The Independent reports. The two blocs intensified efforts to reach an agreement..
WorldNews - Published

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation

Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from..
Reuters - Published

Uruguay Recaptures Argentine Who Escaped With Mafia Boss Rocco Morabito

uruguay recaptures argentine who escaped with mafia boss rocco morabito
Deutsche Welle reports one of the four prisoners who escaped from a prison in Montevideo, Uruguay Sunday has been recaptured after looking for a ride to take him over the border into Brazil, the..
WorldNews - Published

Italian 'cocaine king,' mob boss escapes from Uruguay prison with 3 others

Rocco Morabito, nicknamed the "cocaine king of Milan," escaped from a prison in Montevideo, Uruguay, the country's interior ministry said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss escapes prison in Uruguay

rocco morabito: italian mafia boss escapes prison in uruguay
A mafia leader has escaped from a Uruguayan prison, according to Italian media...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Italian 'cocaine king' makes midnight escape from jail in Uruguay

An Italian mob boss, who had been imprisoned in Uruguay since 2017, escaped from jail overnight as he was waiting to be extradited back to Italy, the South American country's interior ministry said on..
Reuters - Published

Suarez wants to correct mistakes after draw against Japan

suarez wants to correct mistakes after draw against japan
Leeds [UK]: Uruguay’s 2-2 draw against Japan in the Copa America on Friday left Luis Suarez with a bittersweet feeling, who insisted that they need to correct their mistakes. “We have to correct..
WorldNews - Published

Uruguay 2-2 Japan: Luis Suarez on target as Uruguay stay alive

uruguay 2-2 japan: luis suarez on target as uruguay stay alive
Uruguay kept their Copa America hopes alive by coming from behind twice to salvage a 2-2 against Japan. VAR came to Uruguay's rescue after Koji Miyoshi put Japan ahead 25 minutes in,...
WorldNews - Published

Argentinian president Macri faces criticism after massive 14-hour power failure

The huge blackout in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's..
France 24 - Published

Lights back on, Argentine leaders still in dark over massive power cut

The lights were back on across virtually all of Argentina and neighbors Paraguay and Uruguay on Monday morning, according to Argentine energy officials, though the cause of Sunday's massive blackout..
Reuters - Published

Millions were left without power in Argentina and Uruguay after ‘extraordinary’ system failure

Millions of people in Argentina and Uruguay woke up Sunday morning without electrical power
USATODAY.com - Published

Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins

hunt for cause of massive south america power outage begins
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout that hit tens of millions people, authorities were still largely in the dark about..
WorldNews - Published

With massive South America blackout over, hunt on for the cause

Power restored for tens of millions in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay; Argentina's embattled president calls outage "unprecedented"
CBS News - Published

Argentina, Uruguay plunge into darkness after 'interconnection system' trips; efforts on to restore power

A massive outage blacked out Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both South American countries without electricity, power companies said. Uruguay's system went down at 7:06 am (10:06 GMT),..
Firstpost - Published

Uruguay cruises past 10-man Ecuador in Copa America opener

uruguay cruises past 10-man ecuador in copa america opener
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay started the Copa America in style, showing why it’s considered a top favorite for the South American title. With Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in top form,..
WorldNews - Published

Argentina, Uruguay restoring electrical power after huge blackout

Electricity services have been restored to more than 70 percent of Argentina and Uruguay following a massive blackout that left around 48 million people without power on Sunday, authorities said.
France 24 - Published

Power slowly being restored to Argentina and Uruguay after massive outage

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid...
CBS News - Published

Buenos Aires in darkness after power failure

buenos aires in darkness after power failure
Tens of millions of homes across Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay suffered from a power cut.
BBC News - Published

Blackout affects tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. (June..
USATODAY.com - Published

Crippling power outage in South America leaves 44 million in the dark

A massive blackout left more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid.
CBS News - Published

Massive blackout hobbles South America, power trickling back

Power began to trickle back into the grid by midday after a massive blackout hit Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay early on Sunday, leaving tens of millions without power, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Blackout across Argentina and Uruguay leaves tens of millions in the dark

Argentina's main energy company said Sunday it was "slowly beginning to restore" electricity after a massive power failure left large swathes of the South American country and neighboring Uruguay in..
France 24 - Published

Argentina, Uruguay suffer massive power blackout

argentina, uruguay suffer massive power blackout
A massive, power-grid failure has left both Argentina and Uruguay without electricity. The outage has affected around 50 million people across the two countries in the south of South America. ......
WorldNews - Published

Electrical failure cuts power to all of Argentina and Uruguay, supplier says

All of Argentina and Uruguay are without power, supplier says, affecting about 48m people.
BBC News - Published

Suarez included in Uruguay's final Copa America squad despite injury concerns

suarez included in uruguay's final copa america squad despite injury concerns
The Barcelona striker remains a doubt after undergoing knee surgery, but Luis Suarez is in Uruguay's final squad for the Copa America. ......
WorldNews - Published

EU names special adviser to help resolve Venezuela crisis

eu names special adviser to help resolve venezuela crisis
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday named Spanish-Uruguayan former banker and diplomat Enrique Iglesias as its point man to help end the crisis in Venezuela, part of an intensification..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Luis Suarez defends himself after missing Copa del Rey final

luis suarez defends himself after missing copa del rey final
Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. The Uruguayan released a statement Sunday saying he..
WorldNews - Published

Uruguay boss Tabarez confident Suarez will be fit for Copa America

uruguay boss tabarez confident suarez will be fit for copa america
The coach has "high hopes" about the forward's fitness ahead of next month's tournament ......
WorldNews - Published

Captain Godin announces Atletico departure after nine years

captain godin announces atletico departure after nine years
MADRID: Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin is leaving the club after nine years when his contract expires in June, the Uruguayan defender said at a news conference on Tuesday, fighting to hold back..
WorldNews - Published

Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

uruguay: the world’s marijuana pioneer
Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting on?
BBC News - Published

Uruguay leader sacks top military officials over 'cover-up'

uruguay leader sacks top military officials over 'cover-up'
The defence minister and the chief of the army allegedly covered up human rights abuses in the 1970s.
BBC News - Published

Ronaldo returns to Portugal squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

ronaldo returns to portugal squad for euro 2020 qualifiers
Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal hiatus has come to an end after he was included in a 25-man squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia. Ronaldo, 34, has not played for his country since..
WorldNews - Published

Barca beat Real Madrid to reach Copa del Rey final

barca beat real madrid to reach copa del rey final
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS) FC Barcelona were outplayed by Real Madrid for much of their Copa del Rey semifinal second leg, but the visitors did enough to prevail 3-0 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate and..
WorldNews - Published

Barca's Suarez in firing line after European away goals drought

barca's suarez in firing line after european away goals drought
By Richard Martin BARCELONA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is under scrutiny for his pitiful scoring record in European away games stretching to more than 25 hours without a goal..
WorldNews - Published

Four LatAm nations bid for 2030 World Cup

four latam nations bid for 2030 world cup
Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
BBC News - Published

LA Galaxy sign Uruguay's Diego Polenta to bolster back line

Uruguayan defender Diego Polenta has signed with the LA Galaxy
USATODAY.com - Published

EU-backed group backs 'good faith' plan to avoid Venezuelan chaos

European and Latin American leaders gathered on Thursday in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo to discuss a plan to solve the deepening crisis in Venezuela, while urging the global community to back..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's funds transfer blocked, opposition lawmaker says

A bank in Portugal has blocked Venezuela's attempt to transfer $1.2 billion to Uruguay, a lawmaker said on Tuesday as the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro warned of the theft of public funds,..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro trying to move public funds to Uruguay

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Monday Nicolas Maduro's government was trying to move up to $1.2 billion from state development bank Bandes to its subsidiary in Uruguay, though he did..
Reuters - Published

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