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CAS to Rule on Luis Suarez’s Appeal in Less Than a Week

CAS to Rule on Luis Suarez’s Appeal in Less Than a Week

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday it will probably rule "before the end of next week" on Uruguayan international and FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez's appeal of his four-month ban for biting an opponent during the World Cup. continue reading »

Obama Administration to Transfer 6 Guantanamo Prisoners to Uruguay

Obama Administration to Transfer 6 Guantanamo Prisoners to Uruguay

President Barack Obama's administration has discretely notified Congress of its intention to transfer to Uruguay six prisoners from the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba, a State Department source told Efe on Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

A pair of goals by emerging superstar James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 2-0 victory Saturday over Uruguay and earned the South American country its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal berth. continue reading »

FIFA Gives Luis Suarez 9-Match Ban For Biting Italian Player

FIFA Gives Luis Suarez 9-Match Ban For Biting Italian Player

FIFA's Disciplinary Committee on Thursday suspended Uruguayan star striker Luis Suarez for nine matches after he bit an Italian player during World Cup Group D action this week, ending his participation in soccer's main international showcase. continue reading »

Uruguay’s Suarez Faces Disciplinary Action After Biting Accusation

Uruguay’s Suarez Faces Disciplinary Action After Biting Accusation

FIFA confirmed that it has launched disciplinary action against Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez over an apparent biting incident during his team's World Cup Group D match against Italy, and it has given the player and the national squad until late Wednesday afternoon to present their side of the story. continue reading »

Uruguay Eliminates Italy From World Cup

Uruguay Eliminates Italy From World Cup

Diego Godin's goal in the last 10 minutes of regulation gave Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Italy here Tuesday to guarantee the South American team a berth in the knockout stage and shatter the Azzurri's dream of a fifth World Cup title. continue reading »

Luis Suarez Leads Uruguay to 2-1 Victory Over England

Luis Suarez Leads Uruguay to 2-1 Victory Over England

Just weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Luis Suarez scored both of Uruguay's goals here Thursday in a 2-1 victory over England. The result leaves Uruguay with three points after two matches and a chance of advancing to the knockout stage. continue reading »

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica upset all expectations Saturday with a surprise 3-1 win over a stunned Uruguay in the Group D kickoff at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. continue reading »

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced this week his abdication in favor of Crown Prince Felipe, has been "a great friend and supporter of Latin American countries in their process of integration," former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Uruguay: the World’s Most Carnivorous Country Celebrate National Meat Day

Uruguay: the World’s Most Carnivorous Country Celebrate National Meat Day

Uruguay, home of the world's champion meat-eaters who consume an average of 60 kilos (132 lbs.) of beef per person every year, has just celebrated its National Meat Day, a festive occasion not observed by local vegetarians, a group of "heretics" that seeks to establish itself in this carnivorous country. continue reading »

Uruguay’s Suarez Says He’ll Play in Rio Despite Recent Surgery

Uruguay’s Suarez Says He’ll Play in Rio Despite Recent Surgery

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez left a hospital in this capital Thursday in a wheelchair after undergoing minor surgery on his left knee, but he appeared in good spirits and promised his countrymen that he would be ready to compete in the World Cup. continue reading »

Uruguay is First Country in World to Fully Legalize Marijuana- Now Selling for Less than $1 per Gram

Uruguay is First Country in World to Fully Legalize Marijuana- Now Selling for Less than $1 per Gram

Marijuana will be sold at licensed Uruguayan pharmacies at a price of between 20-22 pesos ($0.87-$0.95) per gram, according to newly released regulations fleshing out last year's law legalizing the cultivation, distribution and marketing of the drug. The president of the National Drug Board, Diego Canepa, said at a press conference that that price would cover the cost of production and allow growers to make a profit, adding that pharmacies selling the product would not be allowed to undercut one another. continue reading »

Uruguay Weights Jail Time for Animal Cruelty

Uruguay Weights Jail Time for Animal Cruelty

Uruguayan lawmakers are considering a bill that would broaden protections for domestic animals, including the creation of an offense of killing an animal "with cruelty," punishable by up to two years in prison. continue reading »

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

Body of Missing Uruguayan Student Found in Brazil

A Uruguayan woman attending Brazil's Universidad Federal Latinoamericana who went missing last weekend was found dead with signs of being strangled, the university, known as Unila, said Friday. continue reading »

Montevideo Looks to Adopt Community Bike Program

Montevideo Looks to Adopt Community Bike Program

By means of bicycle lanes and a system of public bicycles on loan, Montevideo seeks to become a bicyclist-friendly city, in order to make the most of this cheap, ecologically benign means of transport as so many cities in the world do, above all in Europe. continue reading »