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Montevideo, July 5th 2022 - 13:33 UTC


  • Thursday, June 30th 2022 - 09:30 UTC

    Pepe Mujica receives yet another honorary university degree

    The former President has 23 honorary degrees

    Former Uruguayan President (2010-2015) José Mujica has been awarded Wednesday an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC) in the Argentine province of Córdoba for being “one of the main voices critical of savage capitalism.” Teachers, authorities, and students of the UNRC proposed the distinction for Mujica's “extensive career in political and social militancy.”

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  • Friday, May 11th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Confucius Institute opens in Uruguay to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations with Beijing

    Retired Chinese architect and teacher Cheung-Koon Yim, 81, who emigrated to Uruguay in 1953, was tapped to run the institute in Montevideo

    A Confucius Institute recently opened in Uruguay's capital Montevideo, fulfilling a dream for promoters of Chinese culture and locals keen to learn more about China. The institute, a worldwide network that offers a window to Chinese culture through Mandarin (standard Chinese) language classes and other types of courses, opened in April, thanks to an agreement between Uruguay's University of the Republic (Udelar) and Qingdao University in eastern China's Shandong Province.