Gen. Mario Stevenazzi Wednesday took over from Gen. Gerardo Fregosi as head of Uruguay's Army during a ceremony at the Army headquarters in which Defense Minister Javier García praised the force's work during the Covid-19 pandemic and in other matters of national sovereignty.
Teddy, a 26-year-old Uruguayan soldier who has been fighting with the Ukrainian Army since the Russian invasion began on February 24, 2022, spoke to Uruguay’s Telenoche and told that he joined the war to take advantage of everything he learned in his military training.
Denmark scored 90 points out of 100, to the top Transparency International's Index as the least corrupt country in the world, followed by Finland and New Zealand (87 points each). At the other end of the table were Somalia, Syria, and South Sudan. Uruguay was a Latin American country with better grades.
Uruguay processed a total of 7,209 resident visas for Argentine nationals in 2022, a drop of nearly 42% from the previous year, it was reported in Montevideo on Monday.
A controversy over using the prefix Lic. when he was still to earn a college graduate degree resulted in the resignation of Uruguay's Environment Minister Adrián Peña. President Luis Lacalle Pou has already chosen Robert Bouvier for the position. The Vice President of the state-run telephone company Antel was proposed by Peña himself.
After departing from Montevideo on Jan. 16, Uruguayan Navy's logistics vessel ROU 04 General Artigas has arrived in Antarctica as part of the Antarkos 2022-2023 campaign to deliver supplies to the Artigas Scientific Base.
Uruguayan authorities detected once again the presence of cyanobacteria in the waters of the Queguay river (a tributary to the Uruguay River), east of Guichón, in the department (province) of Paysandú.
Uruguay's Interior Minister Luis Alberto Heber, who gained notoriety last week when he had a gun stolen from his home, said security during the summer season has yielded a positive balance.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva said Wednesday in Montevideo that he agreed to open up Mercosur and pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
A forest fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday in the Uruguayan beach resort of Piriápolis, in the department of Maldonado. Firefighters were swiftly deployed to the Cerro del Toro area to keep the flames from reaching Cerro Pan de Azúcar.