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¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

Uruguayan Fashion Designer Gabriela Perezutti is Inspired by Nautical Life

Uruguayan Gabriela Perezutti is the first Latino designer to show her 2014 Spring/Summer creations on the Fashion Week runway that began this week in New York, marked by Argentina's return to this important event. continue reading »

Building Designed by Uruguayan Architect Reflects Powerful Sun Rays

Building designed by Uruguayan-born architect, Rafael Viñoly, is melting expensive cars and bicycles along an English street. Nicknamed "the Walkie Talkie," the skyscraper located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London is reflecting powerful sun rays due to its unique shape. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Former Foreign Relations Secretary Jorge Castañeda said in an interview published by the Brazilian press that Mexico should enact a marijuana law like the one passed by Uruguayan lawmakers on July 31 as part of an effort to fight drug trafficking and drug abuse. continue reading »

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

A Uruguayan laboratory is offering its customers the possibility of identifying the sex of their babies before the seventh week of pregnancy. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said in Havana Thursday that he held a stimulating, wide-ranging conversation with former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro. continue reading »

Brazil Heads to Confederations Cup Finals After Defeating Uruguay 2-1

Host nation Brazil triumphed 2-1 over Uruguay here Wednesday in a tough, penalty-filled match to claim a berth in the Confederations Cup final. continue reading »

Law Authoritizing Elective Abortions in Uruguay Survives Call for Referendum

A proposal for a national referendum on undoing the Uruguayan Congress' decision to decriminalize abortion garnered only 234,670 votes, far fewer than the 655,000 needed to secure a plebiscite, electoral officials said Monday. continue reading »

Uruguay One Step Closer to Confed Cup Semi-Finals with 2-1 Win over Nigeria

Veteran Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan scored his team's winning goal in a 2-1 victory here over Nigeria in the Confederations Cup, giving a big boost to La Celeste's chances of qualifying for the semifinals. continue reading »

Uruguayan Soccer Coach Prepares Team Against Spain

The manager of Uruguay's national soccer team on Saturday continued to ponder his strategy and lineup for his team's opening Group B Confederations Cup match against Spain. continue reading »

Most Peaceful Countries in Latin America

Annually, the Institute for Economics and Peace rank the world's nations according to the Global Peace Index. This year 162 nations were evaluated, Iceland (GPI score: 1.16) ranked most peaceful and Afghanistan (GPI score: 3.44) ranked least peaceful. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Asks Spain to Play Decisive Role in EU-Mercosur Accord

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica on Sunday asked Spain to play a decisive role in the negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur to ensure that they are fruitful and an association agreement that includes free trade can be concluded. continue reading »

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

A retired Argentine military officer wanted for crimes committed during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" against the left has been arrested in the Uruguayan capital, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Catholic Majority Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage

The Latin American country of Uruguay has approved same sex marriage, becoming the second country in the region to do so. continue reading »

IDB Supports Increased Investment, Exports for Uruguay with $550 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $550 million operation for Uruguay to fund the Program for Strategic International Positioning, which aims to substantially increase investment and exports by strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework, promoting and facilitating trade, and boosting entrepreneurial innovation. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Looks to Invest in Uruguayan Rail Network

Spanish railway operator Eusko Tren has confirmed its interest in investing in Uruguay and presented a plan to Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, the press reported Sunday, citing company executives. continue reading »

Uruguay to Improve Montevideo’s Public Transport System with $70 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $70 million to Uruguay to support a public transport system in the eastern section of Montevideo as an alternative to individual transport. continue reading »

Uruguay Receives $107.7 Million Loan to Finance 2 Wind Farms

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $107.7 million to finance the construction of the El Libertador and Palmatir wind farms in Uruguay. continue reading »

Uruguay Bishops Say Legislators Who Voted to Allow Abortions are Excommunicated

In response to recent legislation allowing women in Uruguay to have abortions in their first trimester, bishops in the country are now stating that any legislator who voted to allow it are automatically excommunicated. continue reading »

Uruguay Signs Offshore Oil Agreements with European Firms

The Uruguayan government on Friday signed a series of offshore exploration and production deals with British oil firms BG Group, BP plc and Tullow Oil and France's Total. continue reading »