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Montevideo, November 19th 2017 - 04:59 UTC

Stories for October 22nd 2017

  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 01:45 UTC

    Uruguay's football caught between a rock and a hard place

    Uruguayan striking players in a street demonstration

    Soccer passionate Uruguay is again with no matches this weekend in the local major leagues and could be for several weeks, because of a conflict between professional players demanding to remove the authorities of their association and a call for fresh elections. A request supported by six hundred signatures, and until complied there will be no games. The measure has been supported by the referees association.

  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 00:38 UTC

    Major scandal after Mugabe was appointed as “WHO goodwill ambassador”

    With Mugabe on hand, Tedros announced the appointment at a conference in Uruguay this week on non-communicable diseases.

    In a tweet, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus said: “I'm listening. I hear your concerns. Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values. I will issue a statement as soon as possible.” Mugabe, 93, the world's oldest head of state, has long been criticized at home for going overseas for medical treatment as Zimbabwe's once-prosperous economy falls apart.