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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »