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Venezuelan Specialists Deactivate Bomb at Uruguayan Embassy in Caracas

The Uruguayan government announced Saturday the deactivation of an explosive device planted in its embassy building in Venezuela, and said that the case, which came eight days before the Venezuelan elections, is under investigation by the authorities. continue reading »

Presidents of Uruguay, Tunisia Will Meet in Lima to Discuss New Democracies

The president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and his Tunisian counterpart, Moncef Marzouki, will present next Monday in Lima their experiences in applying the democratic system and the challenges still to be dealt with in their respective countries, the official Andina agency said Saturday. continue reading »

Uruguay to Legalize Abortion

In a 50-49 vote, Uruguay’s legislature has voted to legalize abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. President José Mujica, an atheist and former guerrilla leader who was elected in 2010, has pledged to sign the measure. continue reading »

Uruguay to Combat Violent Crime with $5 Million IDB Loan

A $5 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help Uruguay deploy a program based on a comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in its capital city, Montevideo. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 187th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 187-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

Singer Juanes Supporting Uruguay’s Call to Legalize Pot

Colombian singer Juanes threw his support behind the initiative of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to legalize the regulated production and sale of marijuana. continue reading »

Uruguay President Mujica Propses Plan to Legalize Marijuana

Though the country never criminalized the possession of drugs for personal use, Uruguay has now revealed a plan for ”regulated and controlled legalization” of cannabis. continue reading »

Uruguay May Have More than 250 Suspicious Hospital Deaths

The consumer group Movimiento Salud para Todos reported Wednesday that it is investigating 250 complaints of suspicious deaths in hospitals across Uruguay, where the public was stunned earlier this week by revelations that nurses had murdered 16 patients at Montevideo clinics. continue reading »

Nurses at Uruguay Hospitals Accused of Killing 16

Uruguayan authorities tried on Monday to calm the public after the alarm generated by the deaths of 16 patients in two Montevideo hospitals at the hands of two nurses. continue reading »

Uruguay Urged to Provide Water to Its Poorest Communities

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Uruguayan authorities to implement measures to provide access to health and sanitation to its poorest and most marginalized communities. continue reading »

Uruguay Set to Invest in Its Dairy Farmers to Make Them More Green

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), in partnership with the Cooperativa Nacional de Productores de Leche (CONAPROLE), is launching a $6 million project continue reading »

Uruguay Investing in Power Milk Business to the Tune of $65 Million

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), approved a loan of up to $65 million for Estancias del Lago SA, a Uruguayan privately-held agri-business company, to develop a fully-integrated and highly efficient dairy operation to export powered milk. continue reading »

Explosion Rocks Uruguay’s Labor Ministry

An explosion Tuesday in the offices of Uruguay's Labor Ministry left as many as 20 people injured, some of them seriously, authorities said. continue reading »

Take A Look At Jlo Dancing Capoeira in Uruguay

Singer Jennifer Lopez practiced a bit of "capoeira" - a type of Brazilian martial arts dancing with African roots - Thursday on the Montevideo beach along with a group of dancers who are participating in her television talent search program "Q'Viva! The Chosen." continue reading »

Uruguay Joins International Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has commended Uruguay for joining the United Nations campaign that seeks to end violence against women by raising awareness and generating political will to implement measures to stem the scourge. continue reading »

Uruguay Set to Invest Millions in Bolstering Tourism Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $5 million to promote tourism in six Uruguayan departments with the aim of boosting foreign exchange earnings, income, and employment. continue reading »

U.S. Sends Its Congratulations to Uruguay on Bicentennial of Gritto de Asencio (VIDEO)

Take a look at the congratulatory note that the Secretary of State sent to Uruguay on the occasion of the Gritto de Asencio. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 186th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 186-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in 1516 and stayed for close to 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. The fight for independence started in 1811 when national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas launched a revolution for freedom that was marked by the key Battle of Las Piedras. The country declared itself independent from Spain on 1825 some 14 years later. continue reading »

Uruguay is Hailed as One of the Largest Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today thanked Uruguay for being one of the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping worldwide. “Uruguay’s commitment to global peacekeeping is without rival,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to the National School for Peacekeeping Operations, located in the capital, Montevideo. “When adjusted for population, no country contributes more troops than Uruguay.” continue reading »