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Two Uruguayan ex-presidents quit politics on same day

Montevideo - Two former Uruguayan presidents -- including the iconic Jose Mujica known as the world's "poorest" leader during his term in office -- resigned from frontline politics on Tuesday.

Uruguayan army colonel admitted to dictatorship era torture

Montevideo - A retired army colonel arrested over crimes during the Uruguayan dictatorship admitted to murder, kidnapping and torture, according to official documents released on Tuesday.

Uruguay's foreign minister resigns

Montevideo - Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi, who shot to international prominence when he oversaw the repatriation of foreign passengers from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, announced his resignation Wednesday.

Antarctica's splendid isolation keeps coronavirus at bay

Santiago - As the planet battles the seemingly inexorable spread of the coronavirus, Antarctica remains the only COVID-19-free continent -- thanks in the main to strict security and not a little luck.

Crew from virus-hit liner disembark in Uruguay

Montevideo - More than 60 crew members from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Greg Mortimer were allowed on Tuesday to disembark in Uruguay to quarantine in two hotels.The crew began disembarking onto buses at around midday.

Uruguay allows crew of virus-hit liner to disembark

Montevideo - The crew of coronavirus-hit cruise ship Greg Mortimer -- among them dozens ill with COVID-19 -- will be allowed to disembark in Uruguay to quarantine in hotels, the government said Monday.

Famous Andes crash survivor building virus ventilators

Montevideo - Roberto Canessa survived a plane crash in the Andes and 72 days battling extreme weather, hunger and the fear of dying while stranded in a frozen mountain range.

Final passengers from virus-stricken cruise ship leave Uruguay

Montevideo - The final 15 passengers who had been aboard a coronavirus-hit cruise ship that spent two weeks stranded off the coast of Uruguay flew to the United States on Wednesday, the country's foreign minister said.

Last passengers of virus-hit cruise ship off Uruguay will be evacuated to US

Montevideo - The remaining passengers of a coronavirus-hit cruise ship that spent two weeks stranded off the coast of Uruguay will be evacuated to the United States, the US Embassy said Tuesday.

Passengers from virus-infected cruise ship leave for Australia

Montevideo - More than 100 Australians and New Zealanders left Uruguay on a chartered flight after two weeks stranded aboard a virus-infected cruise ship, Montevideo's Carrasco airport said Saturday.

Stranded liner evacuation to follow 'strict measures'

Montevideo - The evacuation of 112 Australian and New Zealander passengers from a stranded cruise ship infested with the coronavirus will take place "under strict sanitary measures," Uruguay's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Virus-stricken Australian liner to dock in Montevideo

Montevideo - The virus-stricken Australian cruise ship Greg Mortimer will be allowed to dock in Montevideo and the passengers will be flown home, Uruguay's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Australian couple with 'pneumonia' evacuated from stranded liner

Montevideo - An Australian couple suffering from a deteriorating COVID-19 condition were evacuated from a cruise ship stranded off the coast of Uruguay and taken to hospital, the Uruguayan navy said on Wednesday.

Uruguay approves flight to evacuate Aussies, Kiwis from infected ship

Montevideo - Uruguay said Tuesday it has authorized a humanitarian flight to evacuate Australian and New Zealand passengers stranded on a coronavirus infected cruise ship.

Australian liner facing growing coronavirus crisis off Uruguay

Montevideo - An Australian cruise ship off South America faced a growing crisis Monday with more than 80 mostly-elderly passengers and crew battling COVID-19, the cruise company and Uruguayan officials said.

Uruguay's new center-right president sworn in

Montevideo - Center-right leader Luis Lacalle Pou was sworn in as president of Uruguay on Sunday, marking a new era for the South American country after 15 years of left-wing rule that brought in social reforms but left a stagnated economy.

New president, new era as Uruguay shifts to center

Montevideo - Luis Lacalle Pou will be sworn in as Uruguay president on Sunday to herald a new era in the South American country following 15 years of left-wing rule that brought important social reforms but left a stagnated economy and soaring crime.

Uruguay seizes record haul of cocaine

Montevideo - Uruguayan authorities seized a record haul of 4.4 tonnes of cocaine at the port of Montevideo in what the navy described Friday as "the biggest blow to drug trafficking in the country's history.

Luis Lacalle Pou, Uruguay's new president

Montevideo - Uruguay's young president-elect Luis Lacalle Pou has a remarkable political pedigree, being the son of a former president and a senator.

Conservative Lacalle Pou wins Uruguay presidential election

Montevideo - Center-right candidate Luis Lacalle Pou won Uruguay's presidential election Thursday after his rival conceded, bringing an end to 15 years of leftist rule in the South American country.

Ruling party candidate concedes defeat in Uruguay presidential election

Montevideo - The ruling Broad Front candidate in Uruguay's presidential election Thursday conceded defeat to Luis Lacalle Pou of the center-right National Party, bringing an end to 15 years of leftist rule.

Leftist icon Mujica set for ministerial return in Uruguay

Montevideo - Ex-Uruguay president Jose Mujica is on the brink of a sensational return to the political spotlight, after the 84-year-old former guerrilla leader said Thursday he had agreed to be a minister in a Broad Front government.

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

Montevideo - The leftist ruling coalition's presidential candidate Daniel Martinez was ahead in Uruguay's general election on Sunday, according to early results, but faces a tough challenge to beat the center-right in a run-off next month.

Uruguayans vote on security reform in general election

Montevideo - Polls opened in Uruguay Sunday with voters electing a successor to leftist President Tabare Vazquez and deciding on constitutional reforms including the establishment of a military police force.

Uruguayans to vote on security reform during general election

Montevideo - Uruguayans will pick a successor to leftist President Tabare Vazquez on Sunday as well as voting on crime-busting constitutional reform to establish a military police force and create full life terms for the most serious offenses.

Uruguay's national ballet stretches to new artistic heights

Montevideo - Pirouettes and arabesques perfectly executed, dozens of dancers in a colorful assemblage of sweat pants and leotards perform an exhaustive routine at rehearsals in downtown Montevideo.

Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Montevideo - Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor, his office said Friday.

Uruguay government torn over Venezuela 'dictatorship' row

Montevideo - Uruguay's ruling Frente Amplio coalition has suffered a major schism just three months from presidential elections in a row over iconic former president Jose Mujica branding traditional ally Venezuela a "dictatorship.

Uruguay prison chief quits after Italian crime boss escapes

Montevideo - Uruguay's prisons chief resigned Tuesday in the wake of a sensational jailbreak by Italian mob boss Rocco Morabito that angered Rome, which was awaiting his extradition.

Italian mafia boss Morabito flees Uruguayan prison

Montevideo - Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito on Monday led a brazen jailbreak in the center of Uruguay's capital, setting off a giant manhunt and infuriating the Italian government, which was awaiting his extradition.
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The Presidential "limo," a 1987 VW Beetle
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Uruguay is an antique car-lover's paradise. Even the junkyards are full of gems.
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo, December 10, 2013.
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Armas Square and Palacio Salvo, Montevideo.
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Cobblestone street with the Basilica of Sanctissimo Sacramento in the background.
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Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento in Colonia, Uruguay. The original building dates from 1680, at the time of the founding of the Portuguese colony and it is considered the oldest church in Uruguay. The current building is the result of several restorations, the latest in 1836.
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Map of Rio de la Plata showing the locations of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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Old stone house in the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento.
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Old stone house in Calle de San Pedro (St. Peter's Street), Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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The goalkeeper for Peru manages to prevent an Uruguay player from scoring.
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President José Mujica of Uruguay and former president of Brazil Lula da Silva in 2010.
President José Mujica of Uruguay and former president of Brazil Lula da Silva in 2010.
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Uruguay President Jose Mujica, known as the 'poorest president'
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The Presidential guard dog, a three-legged mutt
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Nacional supporters unfurl a record breaking 30000 square metre flag at the Centenario stadium, Montevideo.
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This very old pink house is one of the most photographed buildings in the Street of Sighs, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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Old Portuguese style street in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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Bridge and gate to the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.

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