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Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay: Flooding causes evacuation of over 100,000 people

Over 100,000 flee flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

Reuters.com reported more than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday.

In the worse affected country, Paraguay, around 90,000 people in the area around the capital city of Asuncion have been evacuated, the municipal Emergencies Office said. Many are poor families living in precarious housing along the banks of the River Paraguay.

The Paraguayan government has declared a state of emergency in Asuncion and seven regions of the country to free up funds to help those affected. Several people have been killed by trees falling in the storms that caused the flooding, local media reported. There was no official death toll yet. Read Article

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Six Prisoners in Guantanamo to be resettled in Uruguay

dw.de reported four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian have been sent from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay. The six men, detained as terror suspects in 2002, were never charged. The US government announced on Sunday that it was transferring four Syrians, one Palestinian and a Tunisian from its prison in […]

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Uruguay enlisting regristration of marijuana clubs

bbc.com reported Uruguay has started registering cannabis growers’ clubs as part of the government’s plan to legalise the drug. Licensed clubs of up to 45 members will be allowed to grow a maximum of 99 plants each year. In August, growing up to six plants of cannabis at home became legal. Read Article

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Uruguay: Gang of drug traffickers detained with thousands of dollars, weapons, drugs

elpais.com.uy reported police captured a gang of drug traffickers with thousands of dollars and weapons Police seized $84.203, cocaine, base paste, cars, a pistol, a rifle, a shotgun, a professional bow after a major raid carried out on a farm in Canelón Chico. Five detained. After several months of surveillance and investigation procedures, the Montevideo […]

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First Group o Syrian refugees arrive in Uruguay

bbc.com reported a small number of Syrian refugees have arrived in Uruguay from Lebanon. Forty-two refugees, belonging to five families, were greeted on arrival by the Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica. They will spend two months in accommodation near the capital Montevideo. Read Article

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Latin America – Dengue: dimensions of vector breeding in five urban settings

RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Ecological, biological and social dimensions of dengue vector breeding in five urban settings of Latin America: a multi-country study Juliana Quintero and others Abstract Background: Dengue is an increasingly important public health problem in most Latin American countries and more cost-effective ways of reducing dengue vector densities to prevent transmission are […]

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Uruguay blazes liberal trail across Latin America, legalizes abortion, transsexual rights,

Theguardian.com reported the LGBT, feminist and student voices behind Uruguay’s radical reforms From legalising abortion to transsexual rights, marginalised groups have united to become a formidable force for change. One tiny country has been blazing a liberal trail across Latin America. In the past six years, Uruguay has introduced ground-breaking legislation on abortion, drugs, transsexual […]

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Uruguay legalizes marijuana

(UPI) — Uruguay passed a pioneering law letting people grow, buy and smoke marijuana, and the country’s leftist president, Jose Mujica, said he would sign the measure. Under the law — inspired by U.S. initiatives in Colorado and Washington state and approved by the Uruguayan Senate 16-13 late Tuesday. Read Article

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Interpol Arrests in Uruguay Fugitive Couple Sentenced for Human Trafficking

On August 24, 2013 Diario El Norte Noticias reported that Interpol has arrested a couple that had fled Argentina a year ago after being found guilty of human trafficking. María Marta Gómez was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and her partner Paul Picatto was given a sentence of six years after the criminal court […]

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Uruguay: Former President Supports Legalization of Cocaine

From lainformacion.com on August 8, 2013- The former president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vásquez, expressed his support for the legalization of cocaine, following the vote in the Uruguayan House that would legalize marijuana pending a vote in the Senate. Vásquez, an oncologist, says that drug use is inevitable and that liberalization of drug policy allows for […]

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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Store Owners in Border Cities Fear Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay

Globo reported on August 5, 2013 that storeowners who reside on the Brazil-Uruguay border in Rio Grande do Sul, fear that the possible legalization of marijuana in Uruguay will change the type of tourists visiting the area. Although the Uruguayan legislation states residents of the country can buy the drug, the law will also need […]

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Protest in Response to Uruguay’s Call for Marijuana Legalization

Globo reported on August 4, 2013 that a protest was held at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro in response to Uruguay’s movement towards the legalization of marijuana. Protesters for “Marijuana March” held signs in favor of the legalization of marijuana in Brazil. In addition, demonstrators protested against the governor Sérgio Cabral. Read Article

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Montevideo, Uruguay: House of Representatives Approves Legalization of Marijuana

From Publimetro on August 1, 2013- The Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill with 96 votes for and 50 votes against, after 14 hours of debate, that moves Uruguay one step closer to becoming the first country to legalize and nationalize marijuana, pending approval by the Senate. The measure comes with little public support, […]

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Payasandú, Uruguay: Authorities Seize 4 Kilos of Cocaine Destined for Canada

From lainformacion.com on June 29, 2013- Uruguayan police seized 4.2 kilos of cocaine that were to be sent to Canada in a package. A Uruguayan judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the Bolivian man who dropped off the package. The package was seized at an international shipping company in Payasandú after an official […]

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Brazil: 10 Arrested in Operation against Multinational Drug Gang

From lainformacion.com on June 4, 2013- An operation coordinated by Brazil, with the cooperation of Interpol, the United States, Spain, Colombia, and Uruguay, led to the dismantling of a drug gang accused of shipping cocaine from Brazil to Europe. Eight people were arrested in Brazil, one in Portugal, and one in Switzerland. The operation came […]

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Uruguay: man posing as army official found in possession of $30,000 USD counterfeit bills

The scammer of counterfeit dollars captured on Tuesday at noon, by staff of the Departmental Research Division Uruguay, not official Argentine Army. As transcended, this young man surnamed Alegre, said an officer of the Force, that argument before merchants trying to sell fake silver, wearing a genuine uniform this Force. The timely reaction of people […]

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Uruguay: tourist from U.S. drowns in La Barra

February 9, 2013 …… espectador.com reported that Saturday an American tourist drowned 55 years who bathed in the waters of the stream Maldonado at the height of the mouth. The situation took a moment before noon. FM People reported the man was with his son and a friend when at some point disappeared. Soon he […]

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Hearings begin in lawsuit filed against Uruguay by Philip Morris International against anti-smoking laws

Uruguay faces its first hearings in the French capital this week in a lawsuit filed by U.S. tobacco giant Philip Morris International (IW 50/4) against its anti-smoking laws, an official said Monday. In early 2010, Philip Morris filed a complaint with the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), seeking damages allegedly […]

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Zulia Venezuela: large supplies of rice confiscated by government

At least 2,900 bags of rice were seized Venalcasa brand / Norys Marquez, regional coordinator of the Institute for the Defense of People’s Access to Goods and Services (Indepabis) Zulia state clarified that the inspection was performed product of a complaint. Read Article

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Argentina real estate investment drops 50 percent in Uruguay

According Cameras sector, the contraction is due to the fear of the Treaty of Tax Information Exchange between the two countries that ratify the Uruguayan Parliament before year end. Punta del Este, the most affected. Uruguayan real estate industry representatives presented a report last week in the Senate in ratifying the Argentina fall in investment […]

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Uruguay legalizes abortion

The Senate approved the legalization of abortion by 17 votes in favor and 14 against. Allow abortion on demand up to 12 weeks of gestation. Lamentable: Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay approved decriminalization of abortion Download full text of the abortion law [pdf, 4651 K] On Sept. 25 the Chamber of Deputies had approved an […]

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Uruguay, high winds alert up to 150 km per hour

MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY), 19/09/2012. The National Weather Service issued a red alert Uruguay of “extreme risk” and recommended government authorities to the people not to leave their homes in the middle of a rainstorm and high winds that can reach 150 miles per hour. read article

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Clandestine abortion clinic closed down in Uruguay

Subrayado.com.uy reported that a clandestine abortion clinic closed down in Melo and processed abortions a woman She was indicted without detention and must comply alternatives for 120 days. The Justice of Cerro Largo closed clandestine abortions clinic operating in the city. In this case a woman indicted yesterday, initials AMPS, 66, who was charged with […]

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Uruguay: Principal of school pulls revolver on room full of teachers, panic ensues

Montevideo Uruguay – Principal of school pulls revolver on teachers, gun unloaded – panic ensued – principal removed… Subrayado.com.uy reported that anxiety and panic generated in the staff room of the Lyceum director Prado 16 (Gil 1065, almost Agraciada) to trigger a police regulation firearm against some teachers who were in the place. Classes were […]

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Uruguay: Bus crashes into ravine after passenger falls on bus driver, one dead, dozens injured

A woman died and dozens injured after a bus crashed into a river. There is a dead woman, three serious multiple injuries, 10 minor injuries and 30 without. A passenger lost his balance and fell on the driver. A Sol bus routes that realized the way Mine-Montevideo fell to Willow Creek on Route 7 kilometer […]

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Uruguay: drug ring dismantled, 200 kilos of marijuana seized

According to elnuevoempresario.com, Uruguayan authorities the Interior Ministry dismantled a network of drug sales in the framework of “Operation Pisces” and arrested 18 people, reported media here today. Of those arrested, six have already been processed, without specifying the length of sentence, and another 12 are still held, as quoted by the portal Montevideo.com. The […]

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Cocaine Route: Colombia to Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Europe

Cocaine goes to Uruguay from Argentina. And not from Brazil. The country carioca are “exported” methanol, among other things. But the cocaine base comes from the west bank of Uruguay. Just across the river, as officially denounced Senate Uruguayan National Drug Board. The traffic is through the international bridges and Colon-Paysandu Gualeguaychú-Fray Bentos. In eastern […]

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Uruguay study indicates drinking Mate may cause cancer

The research warns that the high consumption and laryngeal cancer cause mouth. It should be the high water temperature consistent with a chemical that causes the grass. The doctor Uruguayan Eduardo De Stefani released a report and the controversy exploded: he and his team claim that the mate is carcinogenic to the mouth and pharynx, […]

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Southern Cone: Labour exploitation of domestic workers and illegal migration

A complaint about alleged exploitation of domestic workers in Montevideo Bolivia alerted authorities about the vulnerability of these immigrants and the possible existence of human trafficking in Uruguay, despite its pioneering legislation in the world in this sector. “Today we have a concern for intraregional migration, which occurs in the corridors of Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, […]

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Bolivian domestic workers claim labor exploitation in Uruguay

The Daily Women’s Collective in Montevideo, Uruguay, reported that the situation is alarming labor exploitation in which domestic workers are doing their work at a residence in Carrasco. We have documented situations of rights violations experienced by dozens of women migrants in our country. In recent months detected a pattern of behavior to the detriment […]

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Uruguay: marijuana producers hold first “Cannabis Cup” to determine who best grower is

Covered by the new winds blowing in Uruguay following the Government’s plan to legalize marijuana, some producers and consumers of this drug have created a contest to see who grows the best cannabis in the country through a unique tasting surrounded by secrecy. Laura White, organizer of the Cannabis Cup call, which also has an […]

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Uruguay plans on becoming “gay friendly” travel destination

Uruguayan authorities and entrepreneurs today expressed their desire to open the country to tourism “gay friendly” (nice to homosexuals) to break the dependence on the arrival of visitors only in summer and taking advantage of the tradition of respect for diversity prevailing in Uruguay. On Monday Montevideo hosted the Second International Conference on Tourism LGBT […]

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Health Emergency Uruguay: respiratory virus hitting population hard

HEALTH AUTHORITIES TAKE ACTION TO CONFRONT EMERGING RESPIRATORY VIRUS The strong presence of respiratory viruses in the saturated region and raised public hospital waiting times in emergencies. This was announced by the president of ASSE Beatriz Silva important in explaining delays in care. Meanwhile investigating the deaths of two people in the Coast Hospital have […]

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Uruguay: Senate votes not to investigate events leading to bankruptcy of airline Pluna

After the vote that took place Tuesday in the Senate, the FA refused to install an investigative commission to study the events that led to the bankruptcy of Pluna, while the background parliamentarians sent associations with national carrier Varig and Eastern Aeronautical Company (Leadgate) the judiciary. This includes, along with the complaint made by Senator […]

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Going from Argentina to Uruguay without dollars

Argentine citizens have enormous difficulties to buy dollars due to exchange restriction measures being implemented by the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Gateway to Todo Noticias (TN) reported Tuesday that the dollar informal or “blue” closed at 6.60 Argentine pesos, reaching a historical peak. The official dollar traded at 4.58 Argentine pesos for sale. […]

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Uruguay government to control production, sales of marijuana

In a world first, the government said it would control the production, distribution and commercialisation of marijuana. Under the proposed plans, the state would sell marijuana to citizens, who would have to register on a database. It would also impose a maximum of ‘marijuana cigarettes’ that can be consumed – reported to be 40 per […]

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Uruguay initiates new strategy to combat money laundering

The Uruguayan government has launched a new strategy against washing whose accent is placed more on the real estate sector, public limited companies (SA) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The assessment concludes that the only sector with strong controls is financial, while others (casinos, real estate, etc..) Have medium controls, and associations, foundations and NGOs (sports […]

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Uruguayan president makes surprise visit with his counterpart in Argentina

Argentina’s president gets surprise visit from Uruguayan president Argentina’s president gets surprise visit from Uruguayan president José Mujica, Uruguayan president, in dialogue with the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez. Cristina Fernandez, president of Argentina, on Monday received a surprise visit from his Uruguayan counterpart, Jose Mujica, who held a meeting to “open agenda”, amid friction […]

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Uruguay and Brazil’s presidents meeting to discuss trade expansion

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica arrives Thursday in neighbouring Brazil to discuss with his peer Dilma Rousseff trade expansion, productive and energy complementation and above all opening Mercosur to third countries in search of new markets. Read Article

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Uruguay: One out of three murder victims had criminal record

In 29% of the homicides recorded in Montevideo and Canelones the author was not a person known to the victim. This says a report by the Director of Strategic Analysis and Statistics Division of the Ministry of Interior, the sociologist Javier Donnangelo. This report was prepared by the expert in January this year when the […]

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Uruguay: Three nurses accused of murdering 16 patients

Two men are accused of murder and concealing a woman for murder. Three nurses (two men and a woman for murder cover-up) were processed by the death of patients who were in intensive care at two medical institutions in Montevideo (Uruguay). The charge was “especially aggravated homicide in reiteration real” murders of 16 recognized by […]

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Uruguay: Human remains discovered in military area

The Uruguayan authorities found the remains in military area, anthropologists working in the search for missing during the military dictatorship in the 70′s. The remains were found in Battalion 14, north of Montevideo. teleSUR

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Uruguay purchasing arms from Russia

Last year, Uruguay became the new Russian client largest exporter of weapons, a fact that came after were confirmed by sales category of $ 10.7000 million. Rosoboronexport, the great Russian arms exporter, sold arms worth over 10,700 billion in 2011, a higher turnover of 2,000 million the previous year, reported Isaykin Anatoli, director of the […]

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Uruguay: Significant shortage of skilled workers for near and long term

The Uruguayan government for flexible migration policies to attract foreign and Uruguayan foreign skilled workers, with low unemployment, shortage of trained manpower and the provision of generating over 20,000 jobs this year, said yesterday Labour Minister Eduardo Brenta. “Uruguay this year projected GDP growth at around 4%, this means a generation of 25,000 new jobs […]

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Uruguayan public employees don’t want an 8-hour workday

The unions reject new labor regime proposed by Mujica Public Administration and claim to participate in the changes. The project will enter Parliament in March.”The government is discussing the new statute, the official can not make it back to the workers, without them there is no transformation possible,” said the spokesman of the Executive Secretariat […]

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Much of Uruguay under yellow alert for heat wave

The National Directorate of Meteorology, DNM, Uruguay declared a yellow alert yesterday due to a heat wave affecting the West, with temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius. DNM while making recommendations to the population of the departments of Artigas, Salto, Paysandu and Black River, bordering the River Uruguay, to avoid dehydration and skin lesions due to […]

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Heat wave alert for Uruguay

Uruguay on Monday reported record water consumption and energy due to the intense heat wave affecting the country, said Tuesday that authorities have declared a red alert about the risk of forest fires. The secretary general of the state water company OSE, Mario Bianchi, said in a statement of the Presidency on Monday was a […]

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Uruguay Census: 3,216,257 residents in 2011

The preliminary census figures throw that 3,216,257 people were surveyed so far in Uruguay, according to the report presented this Thursday Laura Nalbarte, technical director of the National Statistics Institute (INE) and Jose Maria Calvo, director of the Census 2011. The figures are as high as 22 December, when it began with the preliminary count, […]

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Argentina, Uruguay number one and two countries in South America for exchanging child pornography on internet

Local history Argentina is the second country in South America with more exchange of files of child pornography on P2P (Peer to Peer), while Uruguay appears first in the regional ranking, according to a study by the Spanish foundation Alia2. Read Article

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Two Canadian tourists robbed while sleeping on Christmas, Punta del Este Uruguay

Maldonado Police investigating the theft of nearly $ 26,000 in a house in Punta del Este, where a married couple from Canada were staying. According able to know the country, the theft occurred on the morning of December 25, when unidentified men entered the house taking advantage of the occupants of the house slept. No […]

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Two Italian tourists robbed of vehicle and laptop in Uruguay

Police closed borders Maldonado at noon on Tuesday, seeking to catch up with the thieves of two vehicles, one in Piriapolis, and another farm in a remote Italian tourists who rent. This last case is being investigated by staff from the branch of the Bar to which he is striking that the theft has been […]

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Alert Uruguay: Severe storms present throughout much of the country

The warning was in effect from orange yesterday for the South Coast and the country was changed this morning to a yellow warning, as reported at this time the National Directorate of Meteorology. However, expect some storms could produce gusty winds up to 75 miles per hour for the departments of Soriano, Colonia, Florida, peach, […]

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Britain in tussle with Argentina over Falkland Islands Ship Ban

FALKLAND islanders yesterday vowed to defy a South American “blockade” aimed at strangling their economy. Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and ­Paraguay have banned ships flying the Falklands flag from docking in their ports.The provocative move sparked calls yesterday for Britain to send a nuclear submarine to the south Atlantic in a show of force. Read Article

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Uruguay: Latin American Leaders Sign FTA with Palestine and Discuss Economics

Leaders of the countries of Mercosur (including Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez) are soon to meet to discuss tariffs, the commissioning of the Banco del Sur, and will also sign a free trade agreement with Palestine per infobae.com. Another main topic will be the effects of the international financial crisis on Mercosur’s member […]

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Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay emerging consumer market for illegal drugs

The representative in Bolivia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Peruvian Cesar Guedes, yesterday told the media that there is concern that after “being an emerging market,” America now accounts for 20% of consumption drugs worldwide, with a tendency to go up. Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, according to Guedes, “emerging” […]

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Whooping cough outbreak on border of Uruguay and Argentina

Detected the first case of whooping cough in Paysandú. It is a two-year-old from Guichon, who was admitted to Salto. According to unofficial information gathered by the newspaper The Telegraph, it is a boy who had been hospitalized recently at the Pereira Rossell Hospital in Montevideo due to a lung condition and there would have […]

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Psychologist marries student 54 years his junior, Uruguay

Love is stronger or age is unimportant, worth to bring this love story that Tuesday was one of the most intense episodes. She married a man 77 years with a 23 that was his pupil in the school of social psychology, which he heads. Moffatt is a psychologist Alfredo over 50 years of experience now […]

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Uruguay, ash from volcano may impact flights for several months

Chilean volcano ashes Puyehue erupted since the June 4, can still affect air traffic for months, said an official report. In Uruguay, the normalized air operations yesterday, although it was affected in other terminals. The last part of the Aeronautical Meteorology Service said yesterday that the cloud was located on Uruguay was dissipating, so slowly […]

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Mules transporting cocaine from Uruguay detained in Spain

Police of Catalonia in Spain arrested five people who allegedly were involved in transporting cocaine from Uruguay seized 3.3 kilos and those of the drug. The first two arrests were made in El Prat airport in Barcelona, ​​when two of the now arrested had just arrived on a flight from Uruguay. Read Article

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Uruguay, Five Navy Personnel in Prison for Sexual Assault while serving in Haiti

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Investigation underway regarding hacking threat by Anonymous in Uruguay

The Uruguayan police investigating a hacking threat by the local branch of the hackers group “Anonymous” that seeks to block the websites of the Parliament and government departments like the Ministry of Interior, local media reported Wednesday. The threats were disseminated in a video posted on Youtube and was considered a threat “real” by the […]

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Uruguay shanty towns get partial reprieve

About half of the 200,000 residents of Montevideo’s shanty towns are set to win a reprieve in a government plan to regularize substandard housing seen as an embarrassment to a country hailed abroad as a buoyant emerging economy with prospects of further growth. Read Article

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Winds of Change: Uruguay’s Sustainable Energy Plans – Analysis

The weighty challenge the Uruguayan government faces in securing sufficient energy supplies was brought into stark relief as a dispute began in July 2011 between Argentina and Paraguay over the sale of Paraguayan electricity to Uruguay. Read Article

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Argentina says the pulp mill conflict with Uruguay is over

In an interview with the Uruguayan government sponsored daily La República, published Monday Timerman praised Uruguayan president Jose Mujica for his attitude towards the bilateral dialogue in line with ‘the historic relation between the neighbouring countries’ enabling to advance on all aspects such as economic, social and political integration. Read Article

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Estimate 3 million tourists in Uruguay this year

Uruguay is estimated to receive 3 million tourists by the end of the year, making the tourism industry one of the largest contributors to the national economy, reports elobservador.com.uy. These 3 million visitors are estimated to boost tourism revenue to $2,000 million by the end of 2011 and are already generating thousands of new jobs. […]

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Robbery and theft on the rise in Uruguay

The Interior Office of Uruguay released a crime report today for the first period of the year, through January to June, that shows robbery and theft have gone up 8% nationwide since last year, according to elobservador.com.uy. These figures have brought about a number of debates focusing on the effectiveness of Uruguay’s security policies. Government […]

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Argentine researches discover toxic fish in Uruguay River

Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires have found traces of toxic substances, some of which can be traced back to common pesticides, in fish in the Uruguay River, reports Agencia EFE per epa.com. Officials call the discovery of these toxins a wake up call for Argentina and Uruguay to enforce and deliver harsher punishments […]

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World Bank Told to Stop Lending to Land Grabbers – Like Calyx Agro

Civil society organisations* from Latin America, Europe and around the world have issued an open letter calling on the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation to reject a proposal to finance Calyx Agro, a company that acquires farmland in Latin America on behalf of wealthy foreign investors. Read Article

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Uruguay beef exports up in 2011

According to data from the National Meat Institute, Venezuela, Brazil and Israel have increased the amount of beef they import from Uruguay in the first half of 2011 since last year, per elpais.com.uy. In Israel, imports increased 12.8% and revenue was up 46%, Venezuela import was up 37.1% and revenue up 32.3% and in Brazil […]

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Argentina suspends gas supply to Uruguayan companies

Argentina has cut its gas supply to a large group of Uruguayan companies with interruptible contracts this week due to an increase in demand because of cold temperatures in Argentina, according to abc.com.py. These companies pay less for gas at the risk that their service can be suspended, and will use alternative fuel during those […]

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Ecuador and Venezuela Receive Most Colombian Refugees

•Various studies state that over 2 million Colombians are living outside of Colombia against their will as refugees of violence, and there is even a day dedicated to refugees. •State policies of Latin American countries promise these refugees rights and protections, but they tend to arrives in areas already ridden with problems. •El Espectador’s article […]

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Uruguayans in Argentine prisons for drug trafficking

Recent data provided by the Consulate in Buenos Aires and published yesterday in El País shows that of the estimated 309 Uruguayan prisoners and 500 defendants being held in Argentina, 79% of them are in prison for drug trafficking, per espanol.upi.com. Most of these traffickers are women between the ages of 18 and 35 and […]

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President elect of Peru, Humala, meets with Uruguay President

President elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, met with Uruguayan president, José Mujica, yesterday as a part of his tour to the Southern Cone focussing on integration in Latin America. They met at the headquarters of the Uruguayan government, the Executive Tower, in Montevideo to discuss issues like the fight against drug trafficking, business and a […]

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Uruguay, Wind Farm started

This is IMPSA’s first wind turbines in Uruguay, it is sited in the Departments of Lavalleja and Maldonado, Some 10 km from the city of Minas. Impsa, VENTI-through subsidiaries ITS ENERGY SA and InnoVent SA, Has Been Awarded a wind power plant from a bid Promoted by the Government of Uruguay-through UTE (National Electric Power […]

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Chile ash: Argentine, Uruguayan airports opening again

Flights in and out of major airports in Argentina and Uruguay are starting to return to normal, following two days of disruption caused by a vast cloud of ash from an erupting Chilean volcano. Read Article

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Uruguay airline Pluna cancels flights to Buenos Aires

Uruguayan airline Pluna announced this morning they are canceling all flights from Montevideo to Buenos Aires due to the ash cloud from Chilean volcano Puyehue. Argentine airlines have been canceling national and international flights out of Buenos Aires airport Ezeiza since earlier in the week. Yesterday 324 domestic flights and 110 international flights out of […]

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Uruguay officials seek cause of Penguin deaths

The National Directorate of Aquatic Resources (DINARA) in Uruguay is taking action to discover the cause of death of 140 penguins this week in Cabo Polonio, along with another 300 that were found dead in Maldonado and Rocha. The department is seeking the advice of an Argentine expert to determine if there have been any […]

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Southern Cone: Economic Rights for Women (Video)

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Uruguayan man arrested in Argentina with 8 kilos of cocaine paste

An Uruguayan citizen was arrested early yesterday by the Narcotics Brigade for carrying more than 8 kilos of cocaine paste valued at 1,624,000 pesos. A series of investigations led police to determine that the man was entering Uruguay from Argentina Wednesday morning at the Terminal Tres Cruces. The man had planned to distribute the drugs […]

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Construction of Uruguay’s second pulp mill begins with concern on costs in Pesos

“It has become hard to find sufficient qualified labour both for us and for the construction companies, particularly when in the rest of the country there is such activity”, said Erwin Kaufmann, General Manager of the Montes del Plata project which is jointly owned by Chile’s Arauco and Swedish-Finnish Stora Enso, (SEOAY, STERV.HE), two leading […]

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Uruguay, Montevideo port ranked ahead of Brazil’s Rio Grande in 2010

The Uruguayan port grew by 14.2% in the movements in 2010 compared to the previous year, taking up 671,952 TEUs (unit of measurement equal to a 20-foot container), while Rio Grande handled 647,188 TEUs, representing an increase only 2.8% in 2010. Read Article

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Exports up first quarter in Uruguay

First quarter of the year closed with exports at $140 million, according to espectador.com. Dairy exports reached a record high of $530 million at the end of 2010 and are expected to rise this year. This is due to the increase in prices of dairy products internationally. Read Article

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Uruguay strengthens border control to combat dengue

National Director of Health, Gilberto Ríos, says strengthening the borders is vital due to an outbreak of dengue cases in the region, especially in Paraguay and Brazil. The lower temperatures this season should reduce the amount of outbreaks. Ríos says citizens of Uruguay shouldn’t worry about cases in other countries like Argentina that shut down […]

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370,000 influenza vaccines administered in Uruguay

The Department of Public Health in Uruguay has provided flu vaccines for the public and administered 370,000 so far this year. According to espectador.com, the National Director of Health, Gilbert Ríos, said this flu season has run more smoothly, in terms of vaccines, than previous years because the department has an ample amount of doses […]

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Uruguay, Archer Daniels Midland building new port

Archer Daniels Midland Co. is building a new port terminal in Uruguay to export corn, soybeans, wheat and soybean meal from South America to markets in Europe and elsewhere. The new port is to be located at Nueva Palmira. Exports will be to Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Read Article

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Uruguay will purchases Russian armored vehiclesing multifunctional Tigr , manufactured by the Russian state company Rostekhnologii , as confirmed by his representative in Argentina Anatoly Zuyev.

Uruguay will purchase an armored vehicle heading multifunctional Tigr , manufactured by the Russian state company Rostekhnologii , as confirmed by his representative in Argentina Anatoly Zuyev. Read Article

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US space junk falls in South America

A piece of junk debris from a NASA space mission has dropped in South America, fueling already growing concerns over the safety and security of the space-services market. A two-meter light metal part of the Delta II rocket used as a vehicle on NASA’s 2003 Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) was found in Artigas, Uruguay, […]

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Chile invests in Uruguay’s new pulp mill

Uruguay’s plans to establish a second pulp mill on the Rio de la Plata waterway it shares with Argentina received a boost with a Chilean pledge of investment and Finland’s technical support. Read Article

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Uruguay split over ending of amnesty for rights violations under dictatorship

Twenty-five years after democracy was restored in Uruguay the wounds are still not healed. The latest controversy centres on a bill to annul the amnesty that prevents prosecution of members of the military and police for alleged human rights violations under the dictatorship of 1973-85. Read Article

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Wikileaks, Malaysian airforce jet engines turn up in Uruguay

The Malaysian government failed to inform Washington that two “US-supplied” F-5 fighter jet engines had gone missing since May 22, 2008, despite having at least “three opportunities” to come clean, according to leaked United States diplomatic cables released recently. The engines two years later were finally located two years later in Uruguay. Read Article

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Airport slowdown in Uruguay, labor dispute

The flight delays due to a labor dispute action will intensify from now on Friday, announced yesterday the Association of Civil Aviation (AFAC). The workers made today a delay in the delivery of aeronautical information between 12 and 14 hours ahead of El Pais union’s general secretary, Jorge Di Giacomo. Read Article

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Uruguay to renegotiate defense agreement with Venezuela

Uruguayan Minister of Defense Luis Rosadilla pledged to renegotiate a defense agreement with the Venezuelan government. Read Article

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Montevideo Uruguay, 1,600 people living on the streets

Living on the street. An urban problem that has become visible and dramatic dimensions. Wrapped in nylon sheets on mattresses polyphonic or wet tiles, hundreds of parks occupy Montevideo, portal buildings, shops and cinemas, a reality that defies the voluptuous figures of the economic boom. Read Article

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Traces of oil found in Uruguay

Executives at state-owned Efe Thursday ANCAP Told That Had the company discovered the first traces of oil in Uruguay, a country That depends on imported crude for 60 Percent of ITS energy. “For the first time in Uruguay’s history, free oil has-been found in small Proportions, emanating from the bedrock,” Juan Gomez, member of ANCAP’s […]

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Uruguayan millionaire investment companies to produce biofuel

The state-run ALUR Uruguayan company invested 100 million dollars to produce biofuel, animal feed and electric power, today outlined a statistical summary of the entity. Based on sugar cane crops, sorghum, sunflower, canola and soybeans, ethanol and biodiesel produced ALUR with the aim of the Ancap oil, the majority shareholder, to comply with the percentage […]

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Police chiefs from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay discussed the border security

Police chiefs from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay discussed the border security. Was conducted Wednesday in Santana Do Livramento, an international police force in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The event organized by the Military Brigade of Rio Grande Do Sul, through the Regional Command West Frontier located in the Brazilian city, had as main objective to […]

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Bolivia, Uruguay offers support for coca chewing

Uruguay Bolivia supported with respect to an amendment to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which criminalize the chewing of coca leaf. In its participation in the 54 th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, United Nations, Uruguay, Bolivia supported the intention to amend the article of the Convention which states that coca chewing […]

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Increase in reports of child prostitution Uruguay

Uruguayan Committee for the Eradication of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents has received 10 complaints this year about child prostitution, said Tuesday Luis putchar, president of the institution. Read Article

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France 24 enters LatAm cable market with Uruguay deal

French international news channel France 24 has entered the Latin American cable market through an agreement with Uruguayan operator Cableplus, AFP reports. Read Article

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Spain ‘closely following’ fishing companies difficulties in port of Montevideo

The Spanish embassy is closely following the difficulties faced by Spanish fishing companies in the port of Montevideo, some of which have decided to stop operating in Uruguay. Read Article

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