One Uruguayan soldier needed surgery after sustaining a fractured skull and another was reported to be recovering well after they were both attacked in Uganda while on leave from their peacekeeping group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Defense Minister Javier García Wednesday brought peace of mind to the relatives of Uruguayan troops deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO).
Uruguayan lawmakers of the opposition Frente Amplio (FA - Broad Front) Tuesday announced they would summon Defense Minister Javier García before Congress' Defense Committee to explain why he had banned from national airspace the Venezuelan-Iranian Boeing 747-300 now held in Buenos Aires.
The Governments of Paraguay and Uruguay had alerted Argentina about the Iranian crew flying the Venezuelan-flagged Boeing 747-300 cargo airplane now seized at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport.
Uruguay's Air Force (FAU) will assist the Human Rights Institute in tracing possible burials of people forcibly disappeared during the military dictatorship using state-of-the-art laser technology, Defense Minister Javier García announced Wednesday.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has returned home after spending Christmas in Congo with troops from his country stationed there on a UN peacekeeping mission.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou has announced Thursday he would be spending Christmas in Congo, on an official visit to members of his country's Armed Forces stationed there on a United Nations peacekeeping mission.