The mountaineer and climber Vanessa Estol became on Saturday the first person of Uruguayan nationality to reach the summit of Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters above sea level).
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez Sunday stressed his country needed Uruguay's help to secure a sovereign presence to have a way out to the sea so that its exports can reach the world and that Montevideo “has always been a port of exit.”
US President Joseph Biden has chosen his nominee for the position of Ambassador to Montevideo, which now needs Congressional approval.
Pope Francis Sunday raised the first Uruguayan national to sainthood from St. Peter's Square when he canonized Mother Francisca Rubatto, an Italian-Uruguayan nun who lived between 1844 and 1904.
Uruguay has been experiencing dark hours in terms of homicides in recent days. In the first quarter of this year, there were 96 homicides in a country of some 3.5 million inhabitants, 33% more than in the same period of 2021 and a figure that marks a trend that, if maintained, would mean an annual homicide record in the southern country.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou landed Friday evening at Asunción to discuss a series of proposals to modernize Mercosur with his hosting colleague Mario Abdo Benítez.
Uruguay's Health Ministry (MSP) Friday announced the approval of a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for all people between 18 and 49 years of age.
The seizure by Brazilian police of 136 kilos of cocaine on a docked ship in the port of Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul, clearly indicates the existence of an international drug trafficking route, in the south of the country and neighboring Uruguay.
A group of investors of mostly Argentine origin has bought over Montevideo's renowned daily El Observador. Although the deal was reportedly closed May 5, it was not officially announced until Wednesday, May 11.
Uruguay's Health Minister Daniel Salinas Tuesday told a group of opposition lawmakers at the Parliament that the latest data showed a sustained growth of the BA.2 subvariant of the SARS-Cov-2 Omicron strain detected in the country since February.