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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 »

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro’s Health Has “Deteriorated”

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro’s Health Has “Deteriorated”

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica saw Cuban leader Fidel Castro as "old" and "deteriorated" from a physical point of view, but "concerned about the destiny of humanity" during their recent meeting in Havana. continue reading »

Venezuela, Uruguay Adjust Oil-For-Food Program

Venezuela, Uruguay Adjust Oil-For-Food Program

The presidents of Venezuela and Uruguay adjusted their oil-for-food program to increase the amount of foodstuffs the OPEC nation imports from its regional ally, the government in Montevideo said Friday. continue reading »

Dead 52-Foot Sperm Whale Washes Up on Uruguayan Beach

Dead 52-Foot Sperm Whale Washes Up on Uruguayan Beach

A cargo crane was used to remove the body of a 16-meter (52-foot) sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay, over the weekend. The 20-ton carcass was hauled away to a landfill, officials said. continue reading »

Uruguayan Navy Seizes Over Ton of Cocaine on Panamian Fishing Boat

Uruguayan Navy Seizes Over Ton of Cocaine on Panamian Fishing Boat

The Uruguayan navy seized 1.4 tons of cocaine and arrested the six Colombian and three Nicaraguan crewmen of the Panamanian-flagged fishing boat Ferber, which may have been sailing to Europe, navy spokesmen told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

Liverpool Extends Luis Suarez’s Contract Until 2018

Liverpool Extends Luis Suarez’s Contract Until 2018

Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez has signed a "new long-term contract" with Liverpool F.C., the club announced Friday on its Web site without providing any further details. continue reading »

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay became the first country late Tuesday to legalize the sale, distribution and production of marijuana, in a move aimed at curbing violence from the illicit drug market. “Today there is a market dominated by drug traffickers. We want the state to dominate it,” bill co-sponsor Julio Bango told the Associated Press. continue reading »

Uruguayans Hope to Celebrate World Cup Qualification

Uruguayans Hope to Celebrate World Cup Qualification

Uruguay's national team is hoping to have something to celebrate with the fans who needed less than 24 hours to buy up all 55,000 tickets for the second leg of a playoff with Jordan for a spot in the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

Uruguay Delivers 1 Million Computers to School Children

Uruguay Delivers 1 Million Computers to School Children

Uruguay's Plan Ceibal, which is aimed at providing PCs to every child in the public-school system, reached the 1-million-computer milestone earlier this month, "ensuring fairness in the public's access to technology," program chief Miguel Brechner said Friday in an interview with Efe. continue reading »

Uruguay Receives $18 Million Loan to Finance National Health System

Uruguay Receives $18 Million Loan to Finance National Health System

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a conditional line of credit for Uruguay for up to $18 million to finance the E-Government Program Management Program in the Health Sector as well as the credit line’s first loan for $6 million. continue reading »

Uruguay to Offer Disabled Tourists More Access to Historic Sites

Uruguay to Offer Disabled Tourists More Access to Historic Sites

Uruguay has launched an ambitious plan to make its tourist offerings more accessible to the disabled thanks to the support of Spain's Fundacion ONCE, which on Wednesday participated in this capital in a seminar on the subject. continue reading »

Uruguayan Man Lost in Andes for Four Months during Winter Rescued ALIVE

Uruguayan Man Lost in Andes for Four Months during Winter Rescued ALIVE

A 58-year-old plumber from Uruguay has been rescued from the Andes after surviving four-months in the snow-covered mountain range. continue reading »

Building Designed by Uruguayan Architect Reflects Powerful Sun Rays

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

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 »