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Uruguay rides out coronavirus threat without imposing a lockdown

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:13 AM

Uruguay currently has just 83 active cases, while its giant neighbor Brazil is the world's worst-hit country after the United States

MASKED. A sculpture in honor of Spanish-born Uruguayan teacher Enriqueta Compte y Rique is seen with face masks at a park in Montevideo on June 3, 2020. Photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Passengers from virus-infected cruise ship leave for Australia

Apr 12, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Uruguay residents wave flags and clap their hands in their balconies as buses take the Australian and New Zealander cruise passengers to the airport

EVACUATION. The buses that will take the Australian and New Zealander passengers of the coronavirus-stricken Australian liner Greg Mortimer to Montevideo's international airport for their evacuation in a medically equipped plane to Melbourne, remain by the cruise ship during the evacuation at the port in the Uruguayan capital on April 10, 2020. Photo by Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

Ruling party faces exit as Uruguay votes for president

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:24 PM

A win for the right would 'reflect a trend in the region of voters rejecting the incumbent party over disappointing results,' an analyst says

RUN-OFF. This combination of pictures shows Uruguay's presidential candidate for the Partido Nacional party, Luis Lacalle Pou (L), on October 27, 2019, and Uruguay's presidential candidate for the ruling Frente Amplio (Broad Front) party, Daniel Martinez, on October 23, 2019, both in Montevideo. Photos by Eitan Abramovich and Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

Left leading but set for Uruguay presidential run-off with center-right

Oct 28, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Uruguayans meanwhile reject a constitutional reform that included the establishment of a military police force, and vote to elect all 99 deputies and 30 senators in the Congress

ELECTIONS. Supporters of the presidential candidate for Uruguay's leftist governing coalition Frente Amplio, Daniel Martinez, cheer at the party's headquarters in Montevideo after polls closed in the country's general election on October 27, 2019. Photo by Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a trained oncologist and champion in the fight against tobacco, is diagnosed with lung cancer

(FILES) In this file picture taken on November 14, 2017 Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez speaks during a message to medias at the National Palace in Mexico City. - Vazquez, a trained oncologist and champion in the fight against tobacco, suffers from lung cancer, his doctor confirmed on August 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)

Argentina, Uruguay restoring power after massive blackout

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:24 AM

(UPDATED) It is the first time a power cut had affected the entirety of both Argentina, with a population of more than 44 million, and Uruguay, which has 3.4 million inhabitants

WORKING BY CANDLELIGHT. Photo released by Noticias Argentinas showing a man working by candle light at a bakery during a power cut in Buenos Aires on June 16, 2019. Photo by Juan Vargas/AFP

Ministers meet on Venezuela as border blockade halts aid shipment

Feb 08, 2019 - 12:00 AM

All eyes are on the Venezuelan border, where the armed forces have blocked an intended route into the country for desperately-needed humanitarian aid, heightening tensions with Washington

MEETING. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (C) arrives for a meeting on Venezuela in Montevideo on February 7, 2019. Photo by Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:48 PM

The Cannabis Act, which fulfills a promise Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made in the 2015 election campaign, makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalize the drug

MARIJUANA. A man touches marijuana leaves at a farm near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on October 3, 2012. File photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Pro-whaling Japan has voted against the project, backed by commercial whaling states Iceland and Norway, as well as Russia

RESEARCH. This undated handout picture released from the Instutute of Cetacean Research on November 18, 2014 shows a minke whale on the deck of a whaling ship for research whaling at Antarctic Ocean. Photo from The Institute of Cetacean Research / AFP

Uruguay marks a year allowing pharmacies to sell marijuana

Jul 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The system is simple: to buy cannabis in a pharmacy you must be at least 18, live in Uruguay and sign up as a 'buyer' at the post office

CANNBIS. Uruguayan marijuana grower Federico Corbo works with his plants in Barros Blancos, Canelones department, Uruguay on July 9, 2018. Photo by Miguel Rojo/AFP

France: Expect 'more to come' in World Cup semis

Jul 07, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Griezmann and Varane score as France eases past Uruguay to reach the last 4 for the first time since 2006

FRENCH BLISS. France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates his goal with teen sensation Kylian Mbappe. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

World Cup last 8: Uruguay ready for France's unstoppable Mbappe

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The tournament's top defensive team warns French teen sensation Mbappe won't have the same freedom

FACE-OFF. It's speed versus defense for Kylian Mbappe's France team (left) and Luis Suarez's Uruguay side. Photos by Franck Fife and Pascal Guyot/AFP

Prediksi Uruguay vs Prancis: Persoalan besar hantui La Celeste

Jul 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Bisa dibilang duel kali ini cukup berimbang

ANDALAN. Dua pemain andalan Uruguay dan Prancis yang siap berlaga memperebutkan posisi di semi final Piala Dunia. Foto dari FIFA.com

World Cup 2018: The elite 8

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The big guns are all primed up for global football's quarterfinal battles

FAVORED. England stands among the favorites to reach the World Cup semifinals. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Cavani optimistic over injury after firing Uruguay into quarterfinals

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:01 PM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker fires all of Uruguay's goals in a 2-1 win over Portugal before hobbling off the pitch with a calf problem

INJURY SCARE. Edinson Cavani had to be helped by Cristiano Ronaldo after suffering an injury late in Uruguay's win over Portugal. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Portuguese superstar makes his World Cup exit following a 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the last 16

MUM. Cristiano Ronaldo says it is not the time to talk about his future after Portugal's last 16 exit in the World Cup. File photo from Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Uruguay shatters Ronaldo, Portugal’s World Cup hopes

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Brilliant Cavani fires Uruguay into last 8 as Ronaldo dream ends

MATCH HERO. Uruguay's forward Edinson Cavani (left) says it's a 'special day' after scoring a brace to power Uruguay. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Prediksi Uruguay vs Portugal: Adu tajam Suarez vs Ronaldo

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Pelatih Uruguay sudah menyiapkan strategi untuk mematikan pergerakan Ronaldo

Foto dari FIFA.com

Messi, Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The football rivals are just a win away from setting a blockbuster quarterfinal clash

STAR POWER. Arentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on the same side of a tough last 16 bracket. Photos by Lluis Gene/AFP

World Cup 2018: The last 16

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Check out how the 16 teams rank ahead of the World Cup's knockout stages

STRONG START. Belgium (in red) downs England, 1-0, in their final group game to join Croatia and Uruguay as the only teams to win all 3 games in the group stage. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Croatia stays impressive, Brazil finds its footing, while France and Argentina labor through

CONSISTENCY. Croatian star Luka Modric (right) looks to lead the way again in the last 16 after Croatia’s impressive run in the group stage. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Messi's Argentina has a shot at World Cup redemption

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:26 PM

If Argentina beats Nigeria and Iceland fails to win against Croatia, they will go through to the last 16. If Iceland wins, it will be time to get the calculators out.

NOT OVER. Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina squad look to clinch their first World Cup win over Nigeria.

Uruguay tops group as Suarez inspires win over 10-man Russia

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:40 AM

This is the first time Uruguay has won all 3 group games at a World Cup

ON TOP. Uruguay forward Luis Suarez opens the scoreline with a free kick that beautifully made to the back of the net. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Luis Suarez scores the winner on his 100th international appearance to send Uruguay into last 16 with host Russia

BACK AT IT. Luis Suarez (left) and Uruguay secure a berth in the knockout stage after downing Yasser Al-Shahrani and Saudi Arabia in their Group A match. Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Uruguay strikes late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Jose Gimenez scores last-gasp goal as Uruguay kicks off its FIFA World Cup 2018 bid with a dramatic win

CLUTCH. Uruguay's defender Jose Gimenez celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Egypt. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 potential group stage highlights

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

From Spain's sudden sacking of its coach to Egypt star Salah's doubtful return, here are some moments to look out for in the global football showpiece

CHAOTIC. Andres Iniesta (left), Cesar Azpilicueta and the Spanish players try to stay focused even as training gets thrown into turmoil after coach Julen Lopetegui got fired on the eve of the World Cup. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Uruguay pharmacies start selling pot

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:11 AM

It is the final phase of a 4 year old law that made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale

SOON FOR SALE. View of cannabis plants during the first ExpoCannabis in Montevideo on December 15, 2014. Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

Uruguay to sell marijuana in pharmacies from July

Apr 07, 2017 - 8:07 AM

The marijuana sold in pharmacies is being grown in state supervised fields

FIRST. Uruguay will become the first country in the world to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in pharmacies starting July. File photo

Search continues for survivors of Korean freighter

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:45 AM

The shipwreck s cause was still unclear: It was not a complicated day for navigation

Two sailors rescued from Korean freighter off Uruguay

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:35 PM

3rd UPDATE The crew of the Stella Daisy a Very Large Ore Carrier VLOC with a capacity of more than 260 000 tons comprises 16 Filipinos and 8 Koreans

Cargo ship with South Korean, Filipino crew missing off Uruguay

Apr 01, 2017 - 7:35 PM

A search operation by Uruguayan coast guards for Stella Daisy with 8 South Korean and 16 Filipino crew members is underway

Copa America 2016: Meksiko taklukkan Uruguay 3-1

Jun 06, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Skema permainan Uruguay berantakan

Timnas Uruguay (dari kiri) Matias Vecino, Diego Rolan, Mathias Corujo dan kiper Fernando Muslera saat latihan di Uruguayan Soccer Asociation sport complex di Montevideo, Uruguay, 31 Mei 2016. Foto: EPA/Juan Ignacio Mazzoni

Disikut lawan, Cristian Gonzales alami cedera terparah dalam karirnya

May 05, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Awalnya El Loco berpikir mengalami cedera biasa Ternyata tidak Dia harus absen selama sebulan lebih

Pesepakbola Bali United Ganjar Mukti (kanan) berebut bola dengan pesepakbola Arema Cronus, Cristian Gonzales (tengah) dalam babak penyisihan pertandingan sepakbola Bali Island Cup di Stadion Dipta, Gianyar, pada 18 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Nyoman Budhiana/Antara

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Argentina Chile and Uruguay have all been hit by the deluge which has inundated towns taken out bridges blocked roads and cut off water supplies in recent days

AFTER THE TORNADO. People walk past a car turned upside down by a tornado in Dolores, Uruguay on April 16, 2016. Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Kualifikasi Piala Dunia: Brasil tahan seri Uruguay 2-2

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Setelah absen lama Luis Suarez kembali mencetak gol

Luis Suarez, bintang lama Uruguay kembali tampil dan mencetak gol ke gawang Brazil, pada 26 Maret 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup

Brasil vs Uruguay: Mencari penawar keraguan Brasileiro

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Luis Suarez kembali ke timnas Uruguay setelah sanksi menggigit Giorgio Chiellini di Piala Dunia 2014 berakhir Apakah dia akan langsung tajam di laga perdananya setelah absen hampir dua tahun?

PIALA DUNIA. Pemain Brasil Ricardo Oliveira dan Willian merayakan kemenangan mereka setelah mengalahkan Venezuela dalam pertandingan kualifikasi Piala Dunia 2018, di Fortaleza, Brasil, 13 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Marcelo Sayao/EPA

South America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

Feb 04, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Ministers from 14 countries held talks in Uruguay to plot their response to the growing crisis with fears the virus could spread worldwide

A Mexican Health Ministry worker fumigates a house in Oaxaca, Mexico, 02 February 2016. Mario Arturo Martinez/EPA

More than 160,000 evacuated in deadly Latin American floods

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:44 AM

The areas hardest hit in the week leading up to Christmas are in Paraguay where 4 people have been killed by falling trees

UNDER WATER. Handout picture provided by the Press of Concordia Province shows the flooding region of the Argentinian city, Concordia, December 26, 2015. Prensa Municipio Concordia/Handout/EPA

Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay join UN Security Council

Oct 16, 2015 - 12:26 AM

Applause and cheers broke out in the assembly hall after first results showed Senegal had won the largest share

Colombia, Venezuela renew ties amid border crisis

Sep 13, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela agree to renew diplomatic contacts after making satisfactory advances in dealing with the sensitive issues

Ecuadorian Foreign Relations Minister Ricardo Patino (2-L) and his counterparts from Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez (L), from Colombia, Maria Angela Holguin (2-R) and from Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa (R), pose for a photograph before their meeting in Quito, Ecuador, 12 September 2015. Photo by Jose Jacome/EPA

Plane crash in Uruguay leaves at least 7 dead

Mar 20, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The Beechcraft prop plane carrying 10 people crashes into a lagoon near the airport it came from

New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED Tabare Vazquez inherits a country facing a tougher economic climate than when he first took office in 2005

NEW LEADER. Newly-elected Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez (R) and vice-presidential candidate Raul Sendic (L) on the campaign trail in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 October 2014. Ivan Franco/EPA

Uruguay's pot-friendly farmer president prepares to step down

Mar 01, 2015 - 11:50 AM

After 5 years steering this South American nation of 3 3 million people the 79 year old former guerrilla leaves something of a mixed legacy for his successor Tabare Vazquez to build on

SEÑOR PRESIDENTE. Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 December 2013. Ivan Franco/File/EPA

Pope names 20 cardinals, emphasizing shift

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:53 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals a majority of them from Africa Asia and Latin America increasingly key areas as the Roman Catholic Church s support shifts from its traditional European stronghold

Pope Francis attends the Divine Liturgy at the St George church, the principal Greek Orthodox cathedral, on November 30, 2014 in Istanbul as part of a three day visit in Turkey. Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Cannabis on a high in 2014

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:57 AM

It s been something of a breakthrough year for marijuana

A marijuana plant. File photo by EPA/Abir Sultan

6 Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay

Dec 07, 2014 - 8:09 PM

2ND UPDATE Some 136 detainees now remain at the US naval base in Cuba of whom 67 are approved for release by Obama s government and that of his predecessor George W Bush

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. File Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/EPA

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff – exit polls

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Tabare Vazquez s win extends the left s decade long hold on power – though not necessarily his predecessor s ground breaking marijuana laws

Uruguayan former president and presidential candidate Tabare Vazquez (R) and vice-presidential candidate Raul Sendic (L) in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 October 2014. Ivan Franco/EPA

Latin America: Where cars are deadlier than crime

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Welcome to Latin America where crosswalk lights are more decorative than functional speed limits are ignored right of way to pedestrians is a myth and traffic lights are disdained

ROAD MONSTERS. Picture taken during a traffic jam at 23 de Maio Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 18, 2014. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Uruguay vote headed for runoff – exit polls

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:59 AM

Either Tabare Vazquez or Luis Lacalle Pou is set to succeed President Jose Mujica in the November 30 runoff

LACALLE POU. Uruguayan National Party Presidential candidate, Luis Lacalle Pou, casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 October 2014. David Puig/EPA

Nations step up measures to stem worsening Ebola outbreak

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Countries across the world scrambled Saturday October 11 to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak that UN officials warn is getting worse

A photograph made available on 10 October 2014 shows a Liberian burial squad carry the body of an Ebola victim in Marshall, Margini county, Liberia, 25 September 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA