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Ex-Guantanamo detainee ends hunger strike, to leave Uruguay: activists

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay who went on hunger strike to demand relocation to another country has dropped his protest after receiving an offer, activists said Saturday.

Fasting ex-Gitmo inmate in danger: Uruguay doctor

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay is refusing liquids and risks dying from a hunger strike he launched to demand his transfer to another country, his doctor said Thursday.

Uruguay hunger strike leaves ex-Gitmo inmate 'critical'

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay in 2014 is in critical condition from a two-month-old hunger strike he launched to demand authorities transfer him to another country, an official said Monday.

In Uruguay, green school 'plants seeds' for planet

Balneario Sol - A building made of tires and glass and plastic bottles, off the grid and non-polluting: a village in Uruguay is home to a fully sustainable school -- and a bold experiment in green citizenship.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate free to continue hunger strike: judge

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate whose health is failing is free to continue his long hunger strike, ruled a Uruguayan judge.

Ex-Gitmo inmate in Uruguay exits coma, resumes hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay but demanding to be reunited with his family has resumed a hunger strike after coming out of a coma, his doctor said Thursday.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo prisoner in Uruguay in 'coma'

Montevideo - A former inmate at the US Guantanamo military prison who was resettled in Uruguay has slipped into a coma after a lengthy hunger strike, a medical worker told AFP Wednesday.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo inmate leaves Uruguay hospital

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay left hospital Saturday after being admitted amid a long hunger strike.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate in Uruguay hospital after hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate who was resettled in Uruguay was hospitalized, suffering from the effects of a prolonged hunger strike, a source said.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate declares hunger strike in Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay in 2014 has declared a hunger strike after being deported from Venezuela in a failed attempt to reunite with his family in Turkey.

Venezuela sends ex-Guantanamo inmate back to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials said Tuesday.

Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former prisoner at the US Guantanamo Bay military center being held by Venezuela after going missing from Uruguay will be returned there Sunday, a key mediator said.

Enterprising Uruguayan inmates make bricks, pizzas

Montevideo - Alvaro Brusti had never worked in his life before he wound up behind bars for armed robbery.Now after five years inside, the 34-year-old is running his own company, in an unusual scheme at a Uruguayan jail.

Uruguay wins case against US tobacco firm

Montevideo - Uruguay won an arbitration case against US tobacco giant Philip Morris, which sued the state claiming its strict anti-tobacco law harmed the cigarette maker's business, both sides said.

Uruguay to sign up smokers to buy state marijuana

Montevideo - Uruguay will this month start signing up smokers to buy marijuana from pharmacies in the world's first scheme for state-production and sale of the drug, an official source said Wednesday.

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

Buenos Aires - Severe storms and flooding across South America's "southern cone" have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 3,600

Nueva Helvecia - Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 3,600 from their homes in recent days, authorities said.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 2,000: authorities

Nueva Helvecia - Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2,000 from their homes in recent days, authorities said Sunday.

Deaths, mass evacuations in South America floods

Asunci - Storms and floods battering South America claimed a sixth victim in Paraguay on Monday as river levels threatened to rise further after torrents drove tens of thousands from their homes.

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

Asunci - Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday.

More than 160,000 evacuated in deadly South American floods

Asunci - More than 160,000 people have been driven from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in some of the worst floods in decades, which have left at least six people dead, authorities have said.

Five dead, 150,000 evacuated in Latin America floods

Asunci - Flooding dampened Christmas eve celebrations in parts of Latin America on Thursday, leaving five people dead and driving almost 150,000 from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

Treasure hunter seeks gold in sunken British ship off Uruguay

Colonia Del Sacramento - More than 250 years after Spanish forces sank the British warship Lord Clive off the coast of Uruguay, treasure hunter Ruben Collado is working to raise it from its watery grave.

Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed

Montevideo - Uruguayan chemists on Thursday criticized the government's plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the country's pharmacies.

Syrian refugees in Uruguay protest to leave country

Montevideo - Syrian refugees who arrived in Uruguay last year under a resettlement program protested Monday outside the presidential offices, saying they are living in poverty and want to leave.

Uruguay police demand right to shoot suspects in back

Montevideo - Police in Uruguay are calling for new regulations that would allow them to shoot suspects in the back, arguing the current rules give criminals the upper hand."It's not a very pretty solution. We know it's going to be criticized.

Pot economy thrives in Uruguay

Montevideo - Working at a decidedly un-slackerly pace, employees are racing to get ready for the opening of the latest marijuana boutique to sprout up in pot-friendly Uruguay.

Uruguay flooding forces 4,000 from their homes

Montevideo - Flooding from days of heavy rain in Uruguay has forced nearly 4,000 people from their homes, officials said Monday.

Chile jails 14 officers for death of Pinochet henchman

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court jailed a group of 14 Uruguayan and Chilean army officers Tuesday for kidnapping and killing a top agent of late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime in order to silence him.

Workers stage general strike in Uruguay

Montevideo - Workers in Uruguay staged a general strike Thursday to demand wage hikes and more government spending.As heavy rains drenched the capital city Montevideo, cars clogged the streets because there was virtually no public transport.
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President José Mujica of Uruguay and former president of Brazil Lula da Silva in 2010.
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Uruguay is an antique car-lover's paradise. Even the junkyards are full of gems.
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