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Montevideo, January 20th 2019 - 21:25 UTC

Uruguay

  • Saturday, September 1st 2018 - 07:03 UTC

    UK Pavilion at Uruguay's main agro show; Falklands with a promotion stand

     For the fifth consecutive year, the British Embassy takes part in Expo Prado, with a renewed pavilion that invites visitors to explore London’s Underground

    The British Embassy will be part of Uruguay’s most important agricultural event, focused on business, culture, education, food and entertainment, as well as promoting the Falkland Islands. For the fifth consecutive year, the British Embassy in Montevideo takes part in Expo Prado, with a renewed pavilion that invites visitors to explore London’s Underground.

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 08:55 UTC

    Uruguay players support FIFA's decision to take temporary control of AUF

    FIFA officials said it decided to appoint a ”normalization committee'' that will run the AUF until Feb. 28, 2019

    Several Uruguayan international players used their social media channels to share a letter in support to FIFA's decision to take temporary control of the country's soccer federation because of governance concerns. The letter, tweeted out by team stars such as Luis Suarez and Diego Godin, says it would bring “transparency, democracy and plurality” to the federation, known as the AUF.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    The democratic challenge to dictatorships and xenophobia in Latin America

    The panel discussed the democratic clauses of the different institutional bodies in the continent against the erosion of the rule of law

    During the conference entitled “The democratic challenge to the autocracies of the 21st century in Latin America,” organized by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) on Tuesday at the Senate of Uruguay, the Government of Venezuela was described as a “dictatorship” and it was exhorted that the democratic governments of the region, especially the Uruguayan government, not be indifferent or “accomplices” against today’s Latin America’s autocratic governments.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 06:44 UTC

    FIFA taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association

    AUF was plunged into crisis on July 30, when the association’s president Wilmar Valdez abruptly resigned a day before he was expected to win a new term in office

    World football’s governing body FIFA is taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) due to governance concerns. FIFA, acting on information from Conmebol, South America's football association confederation announced it will set up a “normalization committee” to run the AUF until Feb. 28 of next year.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Patagonian toothfish sampling project in Argentina/Uruguay Common Fishing Zone

    A special pistol imported from Australia will be used to mark specimens of Patagonian toothfish, and thus follow their migratory movements

    A genetic exploration and sampling project of the Patagonian toothfish in the Argentine-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone (ZCPAU).has been launched. The project, developed by the company Argenova with its longliner Argenova XIV is being done with the participation of scientists from Argentina's National Institue of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) and with the Estremar company.

  • Tuesday, August 21st 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    Snowfall across central Uruguay on Sunday

    The snow fell as cold air rushed across Uruguay following a cold front that brought heavy rainfall to the region from Saturday into Sunday morning.

    A rare snowfall was seen across parts of Uruguay on Sunday while graupel resulted in an icy coating across parts of eastern Argentina.

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 07:34 UTC

    Ex Uruguayan diplomat murders neighbor in London, a LGTB rights campaigner

    Julian Aubrey, left, was allegedly stabbed to death by Enrique Facelli

    A former Uruguayan diplomat has been sent to a secure psychiatric facility for killing his London neighbor after a long-running dispute. Enrique Facelli, who spent 18 years as cultural attaché at Uruguay's London embassy, was charged with the murder of LGBT rights campaigner Julian Aubrey, who lived in the same apartment building.

  • Monday, August 6th 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    UK embassy in Uruguay co-organizes major agriculture academic competition

    Hackathon AGRO is an open competition for Uruguay teams of researchers, entrepreneurs and experts in Information Technologies, Agro and Business

    The British Embassy in Montevideo, Cuti, ARU and ANDE are co-organizing the third edition of Hackathon AGRO which will take place at Expo Prado 2018 on 14-16 September. Hackathon AGRO is an open competition for Uruguayan teams made up of researchers, entrepreneurs and experts in Information Technologies, Agro and Business.

  • Sunday, July 1st 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Uruguay sends CR7’s Portugal home by 2-1

    Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Edison Cavani who had to retire due to an injury

    Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.

  • Thursday, June 28th 2018 - 11:13 UTC

    Trump gets another chance to reshape the ideological composition of the Supreme Court

    The remarks came shortly after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will be retiring at the end of July, calling his tenure the “highest of honors”

    President Donald Trump will likely get to appoint a second judge to the Supreme Court, and his administration has already published a list of potential candidates for the bench. Trump told reporters Wednesday that his administration “will begin our search for a new justice of the United States Supreme Court that will begin immediately.”