January 29, 2015
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  • 04/01/2015 | Argentina

    Latest suspect in Lola's murder: They are looking for a scapegoat

    The latest suspect in the murder of Argentine tourist Lola Chomnalez, a fisherman from the Uruguayan locality of Valizas, said that the authorities “are looking or a scapegoat,” after the police confirmed his arrest.

  • 30/12/2014 | Argentina

    Uruguay police find woman's body close to where Lola went missing

    The body of a young woman has been found close to the spot where Lola Luna Chomnalez, the 15 year-old Argentine girl that went missing on Sunday in the Uruguayan coastal city of Rocha, was last seen.

  • 17/09/2014 | Argentina

    Iconic actress ‘China’ Zorrilla dies

    Beloved Uruguayan actress Concepción “China” Zorrilla has died from pneumonia while hospitalized in a Montevideo clinic. She was 92.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: Dilma, Vázquez victories are answer to those who want change

    Governor of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli today paid tribute to Brazil president Dilma Rousseff and Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay, stating that the pair's election wins showed that the opposition were wrong to demand change in South American politics.

  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK invites Latin American leaders to dinner with Putin

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner invited Bolivian president Evo Morales, Uruguay leader José Mujica and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    AFIP dog detects US$86,500 hidden in car

    Agents working for the Federal Public Incomes Administration (AFIP), with a little help from Larishka the dog, found 86,500 dollars hidden by an Argentine who was trying to leave the country for Uruguay.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    Pignanelli says Uruguay 'trustworthy' option to pay Argentine bonds

    Former chairman of the Central Bank Aldo Pignanelli considered neighboring Uruguay could be a “trustworthy” option for Argentina to issue sovereign bonds and pay creditors.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't 'constantly monitoring' Iguazú floodings

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the government is “constantly monitoring” the flooding emergency in the Iguazú watershed by an emergency committee and that National Gendarmerie, Federal Police and Military Police personnel were being deployed in the affected areas.

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina takes ex Botnia pulp mill dispute to The Hague

    The government today announced it will take the former Botnia pulp mill dispute to the International Court of Justice after Uruguay decided to authorize a production increase without Argentina’s consent.

  • 16/06/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich visits flooded Northeast

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich arrived in Posadas, Mendoza province, for a “direct supervision” of the regions affected by floods in Paraná River coastal area today and to coordinate assistance with local authorities.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bodies removed from Río de la Plata plane

    Uruguayan emergency workers have removed the final two bodies which remained inside the wreckage of a light aircraft which yesterday crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, leaving five Argentine citizens dead and four injured.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Remains of four Río de la Plata plane crash victims repatriated

    Bodies of four of the five people who lost their lives this week when a light aircraft that was taking them to Uruguay crashed into the Río de la Plata have been repatriated. An Uruguayan court authorized the process that brought the victims back to Argentina aboard the Eladia Isabel ship owned by the Buquebus company.

  • 01/06/2014 | Argentina

    Río de la Plata crash: Aircraft removal operation completed

    The Argentina Air Force has announced that the removal opperation of the aircraft that crashed into the Río de la Plata delta, killing five and injuring four Argentine citizens last week, has been completed.

  • 06/05/2014 | Argentina

    Berni: Anti-drugs policies must be thought 'regionally'

    With Uruguay officially becoming today the first Latin American country to legalise marijuana trade, the National Security Secretary praised the José “Pepe” Mujica administration for getting the debate on drug liberalisation started.

  • 26/10/2013 | Argentina

    Pope Francis confirms visit to Argentina 'not before 2016'

    Ever since ex Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was appointed to head the Roman Catholic Church, versions have alleged to a papal visit to Argentina in the near future. However, Pope Francis himself said he is not planning such a trip, at least, not before 2016.

  • 18/02/2014 | Argentina

    Berni comes out in favour of Uruguay's marijuana legalization model

    As the debate over drug-trafficking in Argentina heats up, Security Secretary Sergio Berni has said he supports Uruguay’s decriminalizing model that recently legalized the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.

  • 13/03/2014 | Argentina

    London would 'rather' discuss Malvinas row with Massa, Macri

    British Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire has stated London would rather sit at the negotiating table with Sergio Massa or Mauricio Macri to discuss the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands. Swire alleged the representatives of Argentina’s opposition would show a “more mature vision” over the bilateral dispute than the Kirchnerite government.

  • 06/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ex-Botnia protesters denied entry to Uruguay

    Members of the Environmental Citizens' Assembly of Gualeguaychu today read out a speech on the eastern side of the General San Martin international bridge, where they once more voiced their condemnation of the UMP paper plant on the banks of the River Uruguay.

  • 09/10/2013 | Argentina

    Timerman asks Uruguay's Mujica to 'retract' UPM decision, admits issue could go to Hague

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman today formally asked the government of José Mujica to desist in their plans to allow increased production at the UPM paper plant, revealing that Argentina hoped to reach an agreement with their Uruguayan counterparts before returning to The Hague.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Malvinas trade mission arrives in Uruguay to fuel oil business

    Amid tightening tensions between Buenos Aires and London over Argentina’s demands for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, a British government trade mission landed in Uruguay to promote hydrocarbon activities.

  • 02/10/2013 | Argentina

    Uruguay authorizes increased production at ex-Botnia plant

    The President of Uruguay José Mujica has authorised the UPM paper plant to increase its production despite the objections of the Argentine Government, after his visit to Buenos Aires.

  • 03/10/2013 | Argentina

    UPM wants Argentina-Uruguay to 'break off relations,' Urribarri

    Best case scenario for the UPM pulp mill company if Argentina and Uruguay to break off relations, governor of the Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri said as he fiercely questioned Montevideo’s recent decision to authorize the Finnish firm to increase its production.

  • 11/06/2013 | Argentina

    AMIA Prosecutor warns Iranian terrorist attack in Uruguay 'likely'

    Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is in charge of investigating the 1994 terrorist attack against the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, today warned that an Iranian terrorist cell could perpetrate a similar attack in neighboring Uruguay.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Weak peso lures Uruguayans

    By Fermin Koop
    The parallel dollar exchange rate known in local parlance as the “dólar blue” has transformed Argentina into a cheap destination for Uruguayans, who have flooded the streets of Buenos Aires and numerous major cities across the country over the last few weeks.

  • 27/08/2013 | Argentina

    CFK highlights Aerolineas expansion as LAN controversy continues

    President Cristina Kirchner has highlighted the fact that Aerolíneas Argentinas now covers almost 80 percent of cargo flights in the country, after verging on the brink of bankruptcy before nationalisation.

  • 04/02/2013 | Argentina

    Minister Kicillof booed at ferry liner

    Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof was booed by numerous passengers of a Buquebus ferry line boat as the official was returning from his summer house in Colonia del Sacramento in the neighboring country of Uruguay.

  • 04/04/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina warns Uruguay, calls Mujica's statements 'unacceptable'

    Uruguayan president José Mujica’s controversial statements generated a strong response from the National Government, who summoned the Uruguayan ambassador to warn him that such comments are “unacceptable, denigrating and offend the memory a dead person,” in reference to former President Néstor Kirchner.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Mujica: Argentina's 'self-sufficient' economic project troubles ties

    President of Uruguay José “Pepe” Mujica said Argentina’s economic “self-sufficient project” “worsens” bilateral ties and “multiplies” trade troubles. Still, he ruled out pressures on Buenos Aires; “won’t work,” he insisted.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    ECLAC reports foreign investment reached 3% in 2011

    The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

  • 16/08/2012 | Argentina

    Uruguay admits 'Falklands mistake,' opens investigation

    The government of neighbouring country Uruguay admitted today "a mistake" has been made when an official document was issued calling the Malvinas Islands, a disputed territory, "Falklands."

  • 18/10/2012 | Argentina

    'Abortion discussion to be opened at some stage,' Senator Fernández

    A day after the Uruguayan senate legalized abortion, Senator Aníbal Fernández didn’t hold back to mention the subject with regards to Argentina stating that “the discussion on abortion will be opened at some stage,” but was unsure about whether it would happen “right away.”

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    Robbers steal US$140,000 from Argentine tourist

    Robbers broke into an Argentine tourist's house in Punta del Este on Monday and stole at least US$140,000 while she was out for a walk, Uruguayan officials reported.

  • 01/02/2012 | Argentina

    Import restrictions come into effect as of today

    As of today the government’s new import restrictions will come into effect as part of the new legislation on the trading sector that witnesses the constant increasing power of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, who according to government officials could also be granted with powers to manage all exports as well.

  • 22/02/2012 | Argentina

    'Cruise ship is risk-free,' says Health Minister

    Health Minister Juan Manzur confirmed this morning that the situation on the MSC Armonía cruise ship, which lost a crew member last Friday to Influenza B, “was under control” and in a “normal state” after it arrived to Buenos Aires port to be inspected by customs and health authorities.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK takes over Mercosur chairmanship

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took office as the temporary head of the Mercosur bloc and highlighted that “we must have a vision beyond the commercial one, we have to rely on the region to know that we have to protect each other.”

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    Heyn's autopsy shows no 'signs of violence'

    Judge Homero De Costa, who is investigating the death of the Economy Ministry’s Trade under-secretary Iván Heyn, assured that the autopsy of the economist's body did not show "signs of violence."

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Uruguay's Judiciary: Heyn's death might have been accidental

    The investigation of the death of Trade undersecretary Iván Heyn, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on Tuesday, will likely be closed with the hypothesis that it was an accidental death, sources said.

  • 30/04/2011 | Argentina

    Botnia: activists march, assure 'conflict still not solved'

    After seven years of the first “embrace to Uruguay River,” a group of Gualeguaychú activists marched toward the international bridge General San Martín once more and warned that the conflict of the UPM (ex Botnia) pulp-mill “has not been solved yet.”

  • 29/08/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Mujica reactivate train service connecting Argentina, Uruguay

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José “Pepe” Mujica met in the neighbouring country in order to reactivate a train line uniting both countries that had been out of service for the last 30 years.

  • 18/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to travel Uruguay to participate in Mercosur Summit

    In her first official trip abroad following her reinstatement, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will travel to Montevideo to participate this Tuesday in the Summit for heads of State, in which Argentina will assume a temporary role leading the bloc.

  • 05/02/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with President Mujica in March

    Preparations are being made by Argentina and Uruguay’s Cabinets to hold a meeting for President José Mujica and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Buenos Aires on March 11.

  • 25/02/2011 | Argentina

    President inaugurates Casa Patria Grande, pays homage to Kirchner

    Along with Paraguayan President Fernándo Lugo and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the Casa Patria Grande and paid homage to her husband, late ex President Néstor Kirchner, in his 61 birthday.

  • 09/03/2011 | Argentina

    Gualeguaychú Assembly to march against UPM mill

    The Civic Assembly of Gualeguaychú, who oppose the operation of the UPM (ex Botnia) pulp mill, have announced a new demonstration for May 8th, “against the mill and in defence of the environment.”

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    UN official: Legalisation won't fix drugs issues

    Legalisation will not solve the world's narcotics problem, the UN anti-drugs chief said today, indicating disagreement with a decision by Uruguay to allow the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    Uruguay on taking Gitmo prisoners: ‘They pose no threat’

    Uruguay's Foreign Minister Luis Almagro stated that Guantanamo Bay detainees that the government plans to take after accepting a request from US President Barack Obama, “pose no threat” to Uruguayan society.

  • 07/02/2012 | World

    Global media echoes of CFK’s announcement over Malvinas

    Press from all over the world echoed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement over the Malvinas Islands, focusing on the complaint that Argentina will file before the UN due to the alleged “militarisation” of the area.

  • 07/03/2012 | World

    Argentina regain FIFA's Top 10

    The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.

  • 28/03/2012 | World

    'We won't back any economic blockade to Malvinas,' Uruguay's Almagro

    Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Almagro denied the existance of a group of Uruguayan businessmen travelling to Malvinas Islands within the next weeks in order to extend commercial links as the Vice President of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay confirmed to the yesterday, but confirmed the arrival of a Uruguayan air-freight on April 13.

  • 26/12/2014 | Latin America

    Worst storm in 50 years hits Montevideo

  • 07/12/2014 | Latin America

    Six GTMO prisoners sent to Uruguay

  • 12/11/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez leads polls ahead of Uruguay’s runoff

    A couple of weeks ahead of Uruguay’s second-round vote, a recent poll showed that Broad Front’s Tabaré Vázquez and Raúl Sendic are 15 points ahead of challengers Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou and Jorge Larrañaga of the centre-right National Party.

  • 30/11/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay votes in runoff, Vazquez favourite to win

    Uruguayans vote today for a new president with former leader Tabare Vazquez looking set to win comfortably, securing the ruling leftist coalition a third consecutive term and allowing it to roll out its pioneering marijuana law.

  • 20/10/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay calls for Malvinas dialogue, backs Argentina’s sovereignty claims

    Uruguay’s Deputy Defence Minister Jorge Menéndez has ratified his government’s support to a “negotiated and peaceful solution to Argentina’s legitimate sovereignty claims over the Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich islands and their sorrounding maritime areas.”

  • 26/10/2014 | Latin America

    Tábarez, Lacalle Pou set for run-off in Uruguay

    Former president of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez came out on top today in the first round of the country's presidential elections, but the Broad Front candidate failed to attract the votes needed to win outright and he will face Luis Lacalle Pou in a run-off on November 30.

  • 27/10/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez takes 47.2% of vote, Broad Front controls Congress as Uruguay finishes count

    Uruguay's governing Broad Front confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after a presidential election that left Tabaré Vázquez as favourite to succeed party colleague José Mujica as head of state.

  • 18/06/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica suggests taking vulture case to OAS

    Uruguayan President José Mujica proposed that the case between Argentina and the vulture funds be treated in the OAS or other international forums such as the UNASUR or MERCOSUR, instead of in the New York court of Judge Thomas Griesa.

  • 14/08/2014 | Latin America

    Unasur summit postponed for October

    A planned presidential summit between the heads of state of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) has been suspended due to scheduling conflicts amongst member countries, according to sources from the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry.

  • 08/09/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay's Mujica opens new paper plant

    President of Uruguay José Mujica has inaugurated a new paper processing plant near the city of Colonia, on the banks of the Río de la Plata, affirming that the factory represented a bigger venture than the controversial UPM plant in Fray Bentos.

  • 12/05/2014 | Latin America

    At White House, Uruguay president urges US to become bilingual

    Uruguay President Jose Mujica, meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, today urged the United States to become bilingual, joking that immigrants from Latin America would fill the country with Spanish speakers.

  • 01/06/2014 | Latin America

    Vázquez gov't favourite as Uruguay holds primary elections

    Former President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez is the clear favourite to win the candidacy once more for the ruling Broad Front, as the nation went to the polls to pick the individuals who would run for head of state in October 26's presidential elections.

  • 02/06/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay primaries: Tabaré to face Lacalle Pou, Bordaberry in presidential elections

    Uruguay’s former president Tabaré Vázquez (2005-2010) is to run for office once again for the ruling Broad Front on October 26 elections, facing Partido Nacional’s Luis Lacalle Pou and Partido Colorado’s candidate Pedro Bordaberry, according to yesterday’s primaries results.

  • 20/03/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica agrees to take Guantanamo inmates after US request

    Uruguay has agreed with the United States to accept some prisoners held in the much-criticized detention center at the US military base of Guantanamo Bay, President Jose Mujica said.

  • 06/04/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay government studies use of marijuana in medical treatment

    Uruguayan Public Health sub-secretary Leonel Briozzo has affirmed that the Uruguayan government is considering the official use of marijuana to aid in the treatment of neurological diseases, as well as in the case of terminal illnesses and for patients addicted to harder drugs.

  • 03/05/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay says British occupation of Malvinas is ‘latent threat’

    Uruguayan government considers the British occupation of Malvinas a latent threat to the region, according to a dossier by the Defense Ministry approved by President José Mujica called “Uruguay: Integrated to the region and open to the world.”

  • 13/02/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica affirms Drug policy must change in US and Europe

    The United States and Europe need a new strategy in the war on drugs and should look at alternatives such as the regulated sale of marijuana, says Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, whose country recently legalized the production and sale of cannabis.

  • 20/02/2014 | Latin America

    Poll: 46% of Uruguayan ignore who rules in Malvinas Islands

    A survey published by the Uruguayan daily El país says that 46 percent of the country’s population is not aware of who is currently in political control of the Malvinas Islands while 43 of the polled believe it is the United Kingdom. Only 9 percent said Argentina was in control of the British-seized territories.

  • 11/03/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay government plans new measures to control inflation

    The Uruguayan Economy Minister Mario Bergara has announced that the government will reduce VAT on certain everyday food items as well as on electricity and phone tariffs, in an attempt to ease inflationary pressure.

  • 30/01/2014 | Latin America

    Conflict scenario with Uruguay 'ridiculous'

    In an interview with international media in Havana, Cuba where he attended the recent summit of the CELAC regional bloc, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman rejected versions alluding to a conflict between Buenos Aires and Montevideo saying bilateral ties are “appropriate y deep.”

  • 01/02/2014 | Latin America

    Mujica: ‘Bilateral relation is being restored’

    Uruguay’s head of state, José 'Pepe' Mujica assured the bilateral relation “is being restored”, as he anticipated that efforts will continue in order to overpass the differences with Argentina, after a meeting he held with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Cuba.

  • 11/02/2014 | Latin America

    'Not clear who is in charge of Argentina's economy,' Uruguayan minister says

    It is not clear where the government commanded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is heading to, Economy Minister of neighboring Uruguay Mario Bergara affirmed saying the economic ups and downs in Argentina have deeply impacted on Uruguayan exports, tourism and real state activities.

  • 11/12/2013 | Latin America

    INCB: Uruguay marijuana law breaks international treaty

    Uruguay's decision to legalise marijuana is in violation of an international convention on drug control, a Vienna-based body set up to monitor government compliance with such treaties said.

  • 21/12/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay's economy minister quits amid airline scandal

    Uruguay's economy minister resigned today in the face of questions over the alleged irregular sale of government-owned airplanes following the closure of the country's flagship carrier, President Jose Mujica said.

  • 05/01/2014 | Latin America

    Uruguay minister: Trade with Argentina will never be same again

    Uruguayan Industry, Energy and Mining Minister, Roberto Kreimerman, asserted that his country would try to soothe disputes with Argentina in order to reestablish trade relations, while also recognising that bilateral commercial activity may never recover.

  • 03/11/2013 | Latin America

    Amid protests, Uruguay renews UPM plant license

    The Uruguayan government has announced the renewal of UPM's right to produce pulp in the ex-Botnia plant, adding that the company complies with the necessary environmental requisites to increase production at the controversial factory.

  • 17/11/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay VP: Second paper plant is possible

    Finnish corporation UPM could open a second paper plant in Uruguay in the eastern part of the country, according to declarations made by the nation's vice-president Danilo Astori to local media.

  • 10/12/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay legalizes marijuana trade, become world's first

    Uruguay's Senate is expected to pass a law today making the small South American nation the world's first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana.

  • 10/10/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguayan Mujica dismisses UPM row: 'Only God gives ultimatums'

    Uruguay’s president José Mujica today disparaged demands for discussions set by the Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to go back into negotiations regarding the UPM paper plant.

  • 15/10/2013 | Latin America

    Mujica says pulp mill talks subject to elections, CFK health

    For Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica, negotiations over the pulp mill conflict with Buenos Aires rely on the October 27 legislative elections and the health recovery of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Botnia talks might then be resumed, he considered.

  • 01/11/2013 | Latin America

    'Argentina's insular policy shatters MERCOSUR,' Mujica warns

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica questioned Argentina’s recent decision to stop freight transfers at ports belonging to MERCOSUR countries Buenos Aires has no maritime agreements with.

  • 01/08/2013 | Latin America

    Ironic Mujica praises Argentine ability to purchase dollars

    Uruguay president José 'Pepe' Mujica kept his tongue firmly in cheek as he affirmed that the Argentine population "is capable of eluding the Pope and even the United Nations" in their quest to buy US dollars, in spite of current exchange controls.

  • 05/08/2013 | Latin America

    First gay marriage celebrated in Uruguay

    Uruguay celebrated their first gay marriage, in an intimate and “very moving” ceremony, as one of the grooms suffers from terminal cancer.

  • 09/09/2013 | Latin America

    Stranded Uruguayan fled after sex abuse accusation - Chile prosecutor

    An emaciated 58-year-old Uruguayan man found alive four months after disappearing in the remote Andes Mountains had fled Chile after accusations he sexually abused a minor, a  Chilean prosecutor's office said.

  • 12/07/2013 | Latin America

    Mercosur condemns 'attack' on Evo Morales, US on spying

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was attending today’s Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital city. US illegal spying programmes in regional countries and a statement condemning the Evo Morales’ plane spat, on the presidents’ agenda.

  • 12/07/2013 | Latin America

    CFK demands 'unity' in a 'hostile world'

    As a result of the judicial dispute between Argentina and the “Vulture Funds”, President Cristina Fernández de Kircher revealed that a few countries in Europe are not a flying option for her, during the Mercosur meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay.

  • 24/07/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay president makes first visit to Cuba for Moncada anniversary

    Uruguay president José Mujica has arrived in Cuba for a five-day visit, during which he will meet with counterpart Raúl Castro and travel to Santiago de Cuba in the east of the island.

  • 23/05/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguayan unions challenge Mujica's Gov't with major strike

    Uruguayan Workers Plenary Union (Pit-Cnt) has launched a first walkout of 2013 demanding hikes in education budget and minimum wages. Demonstration and rally outside the government house are expected.

  • 26/06/2013 | Latin America

    Fresh protests under way in Brazil despite government concessions

    Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in new demonstrations calling for a crackdown on corruption and better public services, just a day after Congress ceded to a handful of the key demands galvanizing protests across the country.

  • 11/07/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela says Snowden has still not formally responded to asylum offer

    Venezuela has still not received a formal response to its offer of asylum to former US spy contractor Edward Snowden, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told a news agency today.

  • 20/04/2013 | Latin America

    Mujica: 'We must always talk with Argentina'

    Uruguay’s President José “Pepe” Mujica said his country “must always talk with Argentina” following the recent controversy that flared up when he was caught by an open mic calling CFK “an old hag” and Néstor Kirchner “the one-eyed.”

  • 20/04/2013 | Latin America

    Topolansky to Lanata: ‘Uruguay is not a tax heaven’

    Senator Lucía Topolansky, the wife of Uruguayan President José Mujica, denied that her country is an actual "tax heaven", crediting the efforts of the current president to disrupt the previous financial structure.

  • 15/05/2013 | Latin America

    'Candy can be bad for your teeth,' Mujica warns over Argentina's dollar saving culture

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica got into the debate over Argentineans’ greenback-saving culture. “Candy can be bad for your teeth,” he warned, true to his unorthodox style.

  • 10/04/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay approves gay marriage, second in region to do so

    Uruguay's Congress passed a bill to allow same-sex marriages, making it the second country in predominantly Roman Catholic Latin America to do so.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay’s Mujica to send apology letter to CFK

    After last week’s revelations of an audio in which the President of Uruguay José Mujica was caught by an open mic referring to Cristina Fernandez in bad terms, now Mujica decided to send a letter to his Argentine counterpart to explain his words.

  • 23/02/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay's SC rules against dictatorship trials

    Uruguay's Supreme Court said that a law allowing fresh investigations of dictatorship-era human rights crimes violates the constitution, a ruling that puts dozens of cases into doubt.

  • 20/03/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguay's Senate to address gay marriage bill

    Just like Argentina did in 2010, Uruguay will take a step forward in the recognition of minorities’ rights when the Senate of that country addresses the gay marriage bill on April 2nd.

  • 04/04/2013 | Latin America

    Open mic catches Mujica referring to CFK as 'that old lady'

    Uruguay's President José Mujica was caught referring to Cristina Fernández as "that old lady" by an open microphone when giving a press conference in Sarandí Grande, Uruguay this morning and when talking about the lately tensed commercial relationships between the two neighboring countries.

  • 24/10/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay's Topolansky 'worried' over Argentina's dollar restrictions

    Uruguay’s first lady and senator Lucía Topolansky revealed today to be worried about the restrictions conducted by the Argentine government on the purchase of foreign currency.

  • 12/12/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay Congress approves gay marriage law

    The Chamber of Deputies approved the measure after eight hours of debate, with 81 votes in favor out of 87 legislators present. The result was greeted with thunderous applause from around 200 activists watching from the gallery.

  • 16/01/2013 | Latin America

    Some Uruguayan doctors refuse to perform abortions despite law

    Fierce opposition to abortion among many Uruguayan gynecologists is overshadowing the implementation of a new law legalizing the procedure in the mainly Roman Catholic South American nation.

  • 27/09/2012 | Latin America

    Mujica calls Uruguayan-Argentine relations 'schizophrenic'

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica highlighted the “schizophrenic” state of the country and love-hate relationship with Argentina today, quashing the “enormously protectionist measures” applied by the Kirchnerite administration.

  • 17/10/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay puts Buenos Aires embassy building up for sale

    Uruguay has put their embassy building in Buenos Aires up for sale, stating that its upkeep was overly “burdensome” and that it wasn’t being used to its full potential.

  • 17/10/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguayan lawmakers vote to legalize early abortions

    Uruguay's Congress voted narrowly to legalize abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a rare move in largely Catholic Latin America that underscores the country's liberal leanings.

  • 31/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mujica calls for 'shrewdness' to ease impact of Argentina's protectionism

    Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica ratified his decision to avoid conflicts with Argentina despite its "brutal protectionist" measures, and said they should face them with "shrewdness."

  • 06/09/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay's Mujica praises brotherly relationship despite restrictions

    In an interview with Montevideo newspaper La República, published today, Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said his country is the nation bearing the best relationship with Argentina despite of recent diplomatic cross fires regarding different matters including restrictions affecting tourism.

  • 22/09/2012 | Latin America

    'Argentines are world champions in sneaking dollars out of their country,' Mujica

    Uruguayan president José Mujica assured that “Argentines are simply the best in taking their dollars abroad,” and thus hoped that they will keep on vacationing in the neighbouring country.

  • 15/08/2012 | Latin America

    Economic situation in Argentina could affect Uruguay, Mujica

    Uruguay’s President José Mujica said today that the economic situation in Argentina could affect the neighbouring country.

  • 15/08/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguayan gov't refers to Malvinas as 'Falklands' in official decree

    A small diplomatic slip up in the Uruguayan government has once again ignited the Malvinas Islands controversy, after a document recently issued by the neighbouring country’s Foreign Ministry describes the archipelago as “Falkland.”

  • 18/08/2012 | Latin America

    'Argentina is undergoing an autarkic process,' Mujica

    Uruguayan president José “Pepe” Mujica warned that Argentina is “undergoing a highly autarkic process,” although he expressed hopes that that circumstance could change in the future.

  • 29/06/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela to become full member of Mercosur, Paraguay suspended

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced today Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay’s decision to make Venezuela an official member of the Mercosur trade bloc. In addition, Paraguay was officially suspended, until the country’s authorities are renewed.

  • 31/07/2012 | Latin America

    Moody's upgrades Uruguay's rating

    Moody's Investor Service upgraded Uruguay's sovereign ratings from Ba1 to Baa3, following Standard & Poor's upgrade announced on April.

  • 09/08/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay wants to grow, sell marijuana to cut drug-related crime

    Uruguay's government has sent a bill to Congress that would allow the state to grow and sell marijuana, a move that President Jose Mujica says will cut crime associated with illegal drug trafficking.

  • 09/04/2012 | Latin America

    CFK, Mujica meet in Olivos, discuss bilateral agenda

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica left Montevideo to make an unannounced visit to Argentina to meet his local counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. According to the presidential spokesman, “they spoke about several issues” during the encounter held at the Olivos residence.

  • 04/05/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay: ‘It is every country's right to expropriate for strategical purposes’

    In an interview with Spanish newspaper El País published today, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro backed Argentina’s decision to nationalize the country's biggest oil company YPF.

  • 24/06/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay says pot law won't make it a drug haven

    Uruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigners will stop the country becoming a drug tourism hot-spot, officials say.

  • 19/03/2012 | Latin America

    ‘My mother was going to be released from hospital,’ daughter of Uruguayan nurse’s victim says

    Relatives of victims of poisoning at two Uruguayan hospitals are coming forward to say some patients killed by Uruguayan nurses with an injection of morphine and air were not terminally ill.

  • 27/03/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguayan businessmen seek to extend commercial links with Malvinas

    Uruguayan businessmen look to extend their commercial ties to the Malvinas Islands as the head of the British Chambers of Commerce in Uruguay, Guillermo Wild confirmed to the that a Uruguayan trade mission should arrive to the islands within the next days to explore business opportunities.

  • 03/04/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay joins investment-grade club with S&P upgrade

    Uruguay joined the coveted club of Latin American investment-grade countries as Standard & Poor's upgraded its credit ratings, praising the government's "prudent" economic policies.

  • 11/02/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay 'concerned' over South Atlantic militarization

    Uruguay is concerned over the “militarization of the South Atlantic,” within the framework of the Argentine-UK dispute over the sovereignty of the Malvinas islands, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said today.

  • 15/03/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay to help industries affected by Argentina's trade barriers

    The Uruguayan government announced on Thursday that it would bring forward subsidies to help the country’s industries being affected by the Argentine trade barriers.

  • 18/03/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay court accuses two male nurses of murdering at least 16 patients

    An Uruguayan court indicted two male nurses accused being responsible of at least sixteen patients and a female nurse of cover up, a court judge announced.

  • 26/01/2012 | Latin America

    Moody's upgrades Uruguay's credit rating to positive

    Moody’s Investors Service revised Uruguay’s credit outlook, and moved it up from "stable" to "positive," citing as reasons the "fiscal discipline that led the country to ease deficits and decrease its foreign debt metrics."

  • 29/01/2012 | Latin America

    'Mercosur lacks institutional warranties,' Uruguay’s Mujica

    Uruguay's President José Mujica told reporters that the Mercosur bloc is "stuck" and has no natural institutional operation to push other countries to express their willingness to enter it.

  • 30/01/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay's industry sector upset over new local trade regulations

    The Uruguayan industrial sector warned that certain members of the Mercosur “are failing to fulfill their obligations” and targeted Argentina directly by pointing out that the new trade regulations set by the local Government “are hurting production" in the neighbouring country.

  • 27/12/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay Senate preliminary approves abortion bill

    Uruguay's Senate passed a bill to decriminalize abortion, a move that underscores the nation's liberal stance on ethical issues in the mainly conservative Roman Catholic region.

  • 12/01/2012 | Latin America

    'Let's not kill the goose that lays golden eggs,' Mujica

    Uruguay President José Mujica stated today that even though Argentina adopts protective industrial restrictions -making business with Uruguay more difficult- he would continue to bet on a positive relationship with his neighbouring country, in order to maintain the positive flow of tourism going to Uruguay.

  • 19/01/2012 | Latin America

    Uruguay says moving forward in tax accord with Argentina

    Uruguay continues to negotiate a tributary accord with Argentina "throughout normal channels" and has received no pressure related to the issue, the head of the country’s tax collection  agency, Pablo Ferreri assured.

  • 19/12/2011 | Latin America

    Mercosur foreign ministers meet in Uruguay

    Mercosur Foreign Ministers met in Montevideo, Uruguay on Monday ahead of Tuesday's summit of Mercosur heads of state, where Argentina will be appointed to the bloc's temporary presidency for the first half of 2012.

  • 20/12/2011 | Latin America

    Malvinas: Uruguay's Mujica shows solidarity with Argentina

    Uruguayan President issued an official statement today ratifying the country’s position regarding recent developments on the Argentine - United Kingdom conflict over Malvinas Islands.

  • 26/12/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay says there's no 'diplomatic cataclysm’ with UK over Malvinas

    Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said today the relationship between Uruguay and the United Kingdom was not severely affected by the recent developments regarding the ban of Malvinas flagged ships on Montevideo’s ports.

  • 08/12/2011 | Latin America

    Mujica to attend CFK's inauguration ceremony

    Uruguayan President José Mujica announced he will attend President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s inauguration ceremony, official sources confirmed. Yesterday, Mujica said he wouldn't travel to Saturday's ceremony.

  • 15/12/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay’s Mujica denies Argentine pressure to restrict British ships

    Uruguayan President José ‘Pepe’ Mujica denied today suffering pressure from the Argentine government to restrict British ships from docking at Montevideo’s ports. The statements where made in response to related stories published by the local press today. He also reiterated Malvinas Islands flagged ships are not allowed to dock on the Uruguayan coast.

  • 16/12/2011 | Latin America

    Britain calls for urgent talks with Uruguay over Malvinas ships

    The British Government was seeking urgent explanation, through their representatives in Montevideo, over the Uruguayan Government’s decision to disallow ships holding a Malvinas Islands flag to dock in the country’s ports, press representatives for the British Embassy in Uruguay confirmed to

  • 06/11/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay blames Argentina over Sarkozy's 'tax haven' accusations

    Opposition leaders in Uruguay accused Argentina of “exerting pressure inside the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)” so the neighbouring country would be labeled a “tax haven,” the Montevideo media said.

  • 18/11/2011 | Latin America

    'I'm not in favour of locking Uruguay in the Mercosur'

    Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica stated that “it’s very difficult to make decisions when you belong to the Mercosur,” during an interview.

  • 20/11/2011 | Latin America

    Twenty Argentine tourists injured after bus overturns in Uruguay

    About twenty Argentine tourists were injured after a passenger bus overturned close to the Uruguayan town of Salto, police officials said.

  • 06/09/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay to apologize over alleged rape by UN peacekeepers

    Uruguay will apologize to Haiti and compensate an 18-year-old Haitian man allegedly raped by Uruguayan UN troops in the poor Caribbean state, the Uruguayan defense minister said.

  • 12/10/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay's First Lady says considering war with Argentina is ‘absurd’

    After some controversial statements made by former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez, the country’s First Lady Lucía Topolansky said considering a possible was with Argentina over the paper mill conflict is “absurd” and said it shouldn’t be more than a simple anecdote.

  • 13/10/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay's gov't praises relationship with Argentina; Vázquez ratifies statement

    Uruguayan Presidential Legal Secretary, Alberto Breccia, assured that the statements made by former President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, indicating that he had considered armed conflict in 2006, “will not affect the intense and warm relationship we have with Argentina.”

  • 17/07/2011 | Latin America

    Former Uruguay dictator Bordaberry dead at 83

    Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, convicted of killing political opponents during his reign, died of respiratory failure on Sunday at age 83.

  • 31/07/2011 | Latin America

    Lat Am could create 'collective defense' in case of US default, Mujica

    President of Uruguay José Mujica stated that it is “probable” that Latin American countries come together to “create a collective defense” to be able to face the impact of an eventual economic default in the United States.

  • 22/08/2011 | Latin America

    Timerman stresses good relations between Argentina and Uruguay

    Foreign minister Héctor Timerman stressed today relations between Argentina and Uruguay “always were and are ideal”, and stated “problems are in the past, conflicts solved and past quarrels are buried”, the top official sustained.

  • 20/05/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguayan Congress maintains military amnesty

    Congress rejected a proposal to scrap an amnesty shielding former military officers from prosecution for dictatorship-era crimes, a bill that split the leftist ruling coalition. About 200 Uruguayans were kidnapped and killed during the 1973-1985 dictatorship.

  • 25/05/2011 | Latin America

    Philip Morris sues Uruguay over anti tobacco legislation

    One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is launching a claim against Uruguay for considering their legislation commercially damaging to the company.

  • 15/07/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay´s Mujica appoints historic Tupamaro guerrilla man as Defense Minister

    Uruguayan president José Mujica appointed today a historic Tupamaro movement leader as the country’s new Defense Minister. During a press conference, Mujica informed the current minister Luis Rosadilla is to step down due health issues.

  • 27/03/2011 | Latin America

    Chávez to begin South America tour in Buenos Aires

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reported he will begin in Buenos Aires his trip to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia to strengthen bilateral relationships with these countries.

  • 07/04/2011 | Latin America

    Tabaré denies calling the Kirchners 'fascists'

    Former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez denied that he ever said that his Argentine counterparts Néstor and Cristina Kirchner are “fascists”, like Wikileaks cables stated.

  • 19/05/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguayan Lower House votes to revoke military amnesty

    The Uruguayan Lower House is summoned to vote on the annulment of a law that prevents military personnel to be prosecuted over crimes against humanity committed during the country's dictatorship. The twelve year dictatorship remains a sensitive theme among Uruguayans.

  • 25/02/2011 | Latin America

    CFK, Mujica meet over non-automatic licenses

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica agreed on the construction of a re-gasification plant during a meeting held at the Olivos presidential residence.

  • 26/02/2011 | Latin America

    Mujica says mixed committee will analyze bilateral trade with Argentina

    Uruguayan President José Mujica assured that internacional commerce “is a war” and added that the bilateral commerce problems his country has with Argentina are not going to be severe, after meeting his Argentina counterpart Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Friday.

  • 16/03/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina, Uruguay sign treaties, aim to improve bilateral trade

    Argentina and Uruguay signed several treaties with the aim of improving bilateral trade, limiting rivers navigation and other issues, within the Second Binational Meeting of Ministers.

  • 18/02/2011 | Latin America

    Argentina's import restrictions could mean 'end of Mercosur,' Uruguayan Chamber of Industry

    The chairman of the Uruguayan Chamber of Industry, Washington Burghi, warned that Argentina’s decision to restrict imports could be “the beginning of the end” for the Mercosur.

  • 19/02/2011 | Latin America

    Mujica to meet CFK over non-automatic licenses

    Uruguayan President José Mujica will meet with his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to show his concern over the decision to require special import licenses for around 200 products.

  • 21/02/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay complains about trade barriers

    Uruguayan lawmaker Álvaro Delgado, who heads the Industry, Energy and Mining Committee in the Lower House of Congress, warned that Argentina’s decision to extend special import licenses to a wider range of goods “goes against Mercosur’s spirit and the frank trade bond both countries share.”

  • 16/12/2010 | Latin America

    Mercosur agrees plan for investment, trade growth

    South American trade bloc Mercosur launched a plan to adopt common trade, investment and immigration policies to help underpin unprecedented economic growth in the region.

  • 05/01/2011 | Latin America

    Uruguay hopes new pulp mill won't create rifts with Argentina

    After news broke that the Uruguayan government authorized the installation of a new pulp mill on the River Plate next to the town of Colonia, Deputy Secretary of Environment, Jorge Patrone, said he hoped such decision “would not created a new diplomatic conflict with their neighbouring country.”

  • 07/01/2011 | Latin America

    Timerman claims Uruguay to report ‘modifications’ on pulp mill in Colonia

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Almagro, confirmed that the construction of a pulp mill in Colonia de Sacramento, on the banks of the River Plate facing Argentina, will be based in the bilateral treaty.

  • 03/04/2014 | Sports

    Uruguay suspended by Conmebol but World Cup not in danger

    Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) has been suspended by South American soccer body CONMEBOL, a move the AUF said did not affect the national team's participation at the World Cup.

  • 14/08/2014 | Sports

    Suárez loses appeal but allowed to train

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected Uruguay forward Luis Suárez appeal but allowed him to train saying that deciding otherwhise would have “an impact on his activity after the end of the suspension”.

  • 18/08/2014 | Sports

    Messi on target as Suárez debuts for Barcelona

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona in a convincing 6-0 win over Mexican club León, in a friendly match which marked Luis Suárez's first match for his new club.

  • 13/11/2013 | Sports

    Uruguay thrash Jordan 5-0 to close in on World Cup spot

    Twice champions Uruguay all but booked a place at next year's World Cup finals with a thumping 5-0 win away to outsiders Jordan in the first leg of their playoff.

  • 20/11/2013 | Sports

    Uruguay qualify for World Cup finals

    Uruguay drew 0-0 with Jordan in the second leg of their World Cup intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to reach the 2014 finals 5-0 on aggregate.

  • 31/03/2014 | Sports

    President of Uruguay FA resigns in midst of conflict over police

    Uruguayan Football Association president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from Peñarol and Nacional games continues.

  • 07/03/2013 | Sports

    Nacional beat Boca, lead group

    Uruguay's Nacional defeated Boca Juniors by 1-0 in the match for the Libertadores Cup Group 1, leading with seven points the zone.

  • 10/07/2013 | Sports

    Uruguay reach U20 World Cup final after penalty victory

    The Uruguay national football team will play in the final of the Under-20 World Cup this Saturday after defeating Iraq in a penalty shootout.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list for next World Cup qualifiers matches

    Argentina's national football team's coach Alejandro Sabella unveiled the list of players summoned for the next Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uruguay and Chile, to be held on October 12 and 16, respectively.

  • 09/10/2012 | Sports

    Messi poses headache for South American rivals

    Stopping Lionel Messi is the primary concern of South American teams facing Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers. This week it is Uruguay's turn.

  • 06/06/2012 | Sports

    FIFA Rank: Argentina moves to 7th; Uruguay climbs to 2nd

    Argentina climbed two places to seventh in the latest FIFA rankings published today, while the high tone was given by Uruguay, who have moved above Germany to become the second-highest ranked team behind world and European champions Spain.

  • 09/07/2012 | Sports

    Olympics: Suárez, Cavani to lead Uruguay attack in men's football

    World Cup strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will lead Uruguay's attack in the Olympic football tournament at the London Games.

  • 01/08/2012 | Sports

    Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight

    Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.

  • 06/02/2012 | Sports

    Suárez return fails to inspire Liverpool

    Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez returned after a nine-match absence but failed to inspire Liverpool to victory in a cagey 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

  • 16/02/2012 | Sports

    Godoy Cruz beat Peñarol in first leg

    Godoy Cruz defeated Uruguay's Peñarol, 2011 runner-up, 1-0 in its debut at the Libertadores de América Cup 2012 in the match for the Group 8.

  • 17/04/2012 | Sports

    Defensor defeat Vélez, leaves it out of overall top

    Uruguay's Defensor Sporting defeated Vélez Sársfield 3-1 and the Argentine team has lost the top of the overall ranking of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 14/11/2011 | Sports

    Chile forward Sánchez fit to face Paraguay

    Chile forward Alexis Sánchez is fit to face Paraguay in their South American World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, his country's soccer federation said on its website.

  • 20/12/2011 | Sports

    Suárez handed eight-match ban for racial abuse

    Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($62,800) for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a Premier League match at Anfield in October, the FA said.

  • 03/01/2012 | Sports

    Liverpool will not appeal Suárez ban

    Liverpool will not appeal against striker Luis Suárez's eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, the English FA said.

  • 29/08/2011 | Sports

    Uruguay's Forlán to leave Atlético for Inter

    Diego Forlán is to leave La Liga club Atlético Madrid after four seasons and will join Serie A side Inter Milan, the Uruguay striker announced.

  • 21/09/2011 | Sports

    Argentina in the edge of FIFA's Top 10

    Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.

  • 11/11/2011 | Sports

    Suárez scores four as Uruguay crush Chile

    Uruguay striker Luis Suárez scored all four goals as the Copa America holders crushed Chile 4-0 to stay top of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifying group.

  • 31/03/2011 | Sports

    Peñarol complicate Godoy Cruz in the Libertadores Cup

    Uruguay’s Peñarol defeated Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 2-1 during the match for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The result leaves the Argentine team in a tough position to reach the second round of the tournament.

  • 20/04/2011 | Sports

    Fluminense crush Argentinos out of the Libertadores

    Brazil’s Fluminense defeated Argentinos Juniors' 4-2 leaving the Argentine team out of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Brazilian team and Mexico's América advance to the next round.

  • 29/04/2011 | Sports

    Del Potro advances to semi-finals, face Cuevas

    Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas for the semi-final of the Estoril Open, after thrashing their opponents in the quarter-finals.

  • 02/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentinos beat Nacional, lead Group 3

    The leader of the Libertadores Cup’s group 3, Argentinos Juniors defeated Uruguay’s Nacional 1-0 at the Parque Central stadium.

  • 15/03/2011 | Sports

    Nacional beat Argentinos

    Uruguay’s Nacional de Montevideo defeated the leader of Group 3, Argentinos Juniors, 1-0 and gets closer to achieve pre-quarter finals of Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 16/03/2011 | Sports

    Argentine, Uruguayan gov't to support World Cup bid

    Argentina and Uruguay will bid to stage the 2030 World Cup finals jointly in the 100th anniversary year of soccer's showpiece, the Foreign ministers of both countries announced.

  • 09/02/2011 | Sports

    Uruguay beat Argentina in crucial match

    Uruguay defeated Walter Perazzo's team 1-0 after Vecino opened the score and left the under 20 Argentine national football team in a complicated place at the championship final-round and far from the 2012 Olympics games in London.

  • 24/02/2011 | Sports

    Independiente crush Peñarol for the Libertadores Cup

    Seven time winners of the South American Copa Libertadores, Independiente thrashed Uruguay's Peñarol 3-0 in its debut at the groups round of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 01/03/2011 | Sports

    Peñarol recover, crush Godoy Cruz

    Uruguay's Peñarol crushed Godoy Cruz de Mendoza 3-1 during a Group 8 match of the Libertadores Cup. Diego Aguirre's team recovered from their 3-0 defeat against Independiente.

  • 24/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Uruguayan artist Páez Vilaró dies at 90

  • 28/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Ballet great Julio Bocca injured in car crash

    Argentine ballet great Julio Bocca was slightly injured in a car crash today in Canelones, in southern Uruguay. The current director of Uruguay’s National Ballet suffered “minor traumas,” local police reported.

  • 29/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Metallica's Hetfield lashes out at paparazzi in Uruguay

    Metallica’s front man James Hetfield– one of the world’s most popular heavy metal bands – lashed out at members of the paparazzi in Uruguay over Christmas, allegedly throwing stones at the them after they failed to leave his family alone when they were on vacation, international press informed today.

  • 22/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Ticket sale for McCartney's show in Uruguay begins

    The tickets for the show that the ex Beatle Paul McCartney will give at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo will be on sale starting from tomorrow, organizers reported.

  • 23/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Sir Paul's Uruguay concert tickets sell out in 45 minutes

    The tickets for Paul Mc Cartney’s upcoming concert in Montevideo, Uruguay, sold out in 45 minute as the show is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated of the year.

  • 12/09/2012 | Sports

    Colombia gain another excellent qualifying victory

    Colombia showed again yesterday it is one of the powers in South American World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Chile.

  • 12/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina go with attacking line-up

    Argentina play Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier in Mendoza this evening with their dangerous attacking trio of Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. But Uruguay’s coach, Oscar Tabárez, says they will have to focus on Messi.

  • 24/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Solid Uruguay win Copa América

    Diego Forlán scored twice after Luis Suarez's opening goal as Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America on Sunday and be crowned South American champions for a record 15th time.

  • 21/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Paraguay ride their luck to reach Copa final

    Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 in a penalty shootout to reach the final of the Copa America for the first time since 1979 after a fortunate goalless draw.

  • 20/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Squad unity key in Uruguay progress, says striker Suárez

    Uruguay's long-time cohesion and squad harmony has helped them overcome a poor start to the Copa América and reach the final, striker Luis Suárez said.

  • 20/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Copa form leaves Peru's Guerrero eyeing World Cup place

    Peru's performances at the Copa América have left striker Paolo Guerrero confident the team can end a 32-year wait for a World Cup finals appearance.

  • 16/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Messi's Copa dream crushed by old rivals

    Lionel Messi's Copa America dream lay in tatters after Argentina were beaten by old rivals Uruguay in a dramatic quarter-final.

  • 14/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    'Don't compare Argentina with Barcelona,' Messi

    It is a mistake to compare Argentina with Barcelona as the Spanish club have been working as a unit for a lot longer, Lionel Messi said.

  • 19/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Suárez leads Uruguay to Copa América final

  • 08/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Chile hold Uruguay in latest Copa América stalemate

    Uruguay and Chile drew 1-1 at the Copa América as the list of stalemates in the early stages of the tournament in Argentina continued to grow.

  • 10/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Uruguay without Cavani, Cáceres for Mexico clash

    Injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani will miss his side's must-win Copa América clash with Mexico while left-back Martin Cáceres is suspended.

  • 12/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Uruguay to face Argentina in Copa quarters

  • 04/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Suarez earns Uruguay a laboured draw with Peru

    World Cup semi-finalists Uruguay came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Peru on Monday, meaning all three seeded sides at the Copa America have failed to win their opening matches.

  • 06/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Cavani would prefer striker's role with Uruguay

    Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani acknowledged he is playing out of position at the Copa América and said he was perhaps also feeling the effects of a long season with Napoli in Italy.

  • 07/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Uruguay to make two changes to face Chile

    Uruguay will make two changes to the side that drew with Peru when they face Chile in their next Copa América clash, coach Oscar Tabárez said.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Groups & Fixture

    The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    The teams

    See slideshow.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    The star players of the Cup

    Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.

  • 28/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    James double gives Colombia historic win

    Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time after a double from James Rodriguez gave them a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 30/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Suárez admits World Cup bite, apologises to Chiellini

    Banned Uruguay forward Luís Suárez has apologised to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini for biting him on the shoulder, after initially denying the offence that earned him a lengthy suspension by FIFA.

  • 27/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    'Bitten' Chiellini says Suárez ban 'excessive'

    Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suárez is 'excessive' and that he feels no anger towards the Uruguayan striker.

  • 27/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Tabárez resigns FIFA post over Suárez sanction

    Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suárez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini.

  • 28/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Lucky Brazil out Chile in penalty shootout

    A fearless La Roja was in the verge of making World Cup history, but Brazil ended up going through the last-16 stage against Chile 3-2 by penalty shootouts at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Prandelli offers to resign after World Cup exit

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has offered to resign following the team's elimination from the World Cup, he told a news conference today.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Video: Uruguay's Suárez again embroiled in biting allegations

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during his team's 1-0 win today.

  • 26/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    FIFA resumes Suárez bite deliberations

    FIFA has not yet decided whether to expel Uruguay striker Luis Suárez from the World Cup for biting an opponent with deliberations set to continue today.

  • 19/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    British press says Suárez ‘humiliated’ England

    English online media lamented a latest defeat for their team in the 2014 World Cup, opining that Uruguay and Liverpool forward Luis Suárez “humiliated” the British side after the “Celeste” 2-1 victory in Sao Paulo.

  • 19/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    England’s travelling faithful suffer in Buenos Aires

    By Daniel Edwards

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Godin header sends Uruguay through and Italy out

    Defender Diego Godin scored a dramatic winner nine minutes from time to send Uruguay through to the World Cup last 16 with a 1-0 win over Italy today which sent the four-times champions home.

  • 10/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Uruguay coach Tabárez not sure when Luis Suárez will be fit

    Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez does not know when forward Luis Suárez, working hard on his fitness after knee cartilage surgery, will be ready to play again.

  • 14/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Costa Rica fight back to stun Uruguay 3-1

    Two goals in four dramatic second-half minutes set lowly Costa Rica on their way to a deserved 3-1 victory over Uruguay today in the biggest upset of the World Cup so far.

  • 19/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Brilliant Suárez gives Uruguay victory over ragged England

    Luis Suárez emerged from a month of treatment on his injured knee to score both goals as Uruguay beat England 2-1 to keep his team's World Cup hopes alive and leave England's hanging by a thread.

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