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Stories about Uruguay

27 September 2015

Latin American Authors ‘Help’ to Rescue Andean Indigenous Languages

Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.

18 June 2015

Radio Ambulante Roundtable on Copa América 2015: FIFA Corruption, Team Analyses and Predictions

Daniel Alarcón, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, talks to other journalists about the latest FIFA scandal and its effect on Copa América, the most important football tournament in South America.

9 June 2015

The Uruguayan Prison with a ‘Human Touch’

In Uruguay, you'll find a prison called Punta de Rieles ("Rail End") that practices an unusual "human approach" to incarcerating and reforming convicts.

17 April 2015

Latin America Mourns Eduardo Galeano, One of the Continent's Greatest Writers

Best known as the author of celebrated book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, the Uruguayan writer and journalist died this Monday, April, 13 in Montevideo.

15 April 2015

A Calendar of Human History, According to Uruguayan Writer Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano has died. His book, Open Veins of Latin America, captures the region like nothing else. Here are excerpts from his latest book, Children of the Days.

5 December 2014

Uruguay's Voters Give Former President Tabaré Vázquez His Old Job Back

Tabare Vazquez, who served as president of Uruguay from 2005-2010, easily won Uruguay's presidential election against rival, center-right Luis Lacalle Pou.

10 September 2014

A Uruguayan Politician Is Performing Feats of Strength in the Race for Presidency

Luis Lacalle Pou, who performs the human flag in every city he goes to, challenged his older opponent Tabaré Vázquez to imitate him.

13 August 2014

Latin America’s World Cup Lessons

In this article, Global Voices continues its look at the relationship between the hosting the World Cup and social unrest.

6 August 2014

Loved Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? The Five-Time-Champion Nation Wasn’t So Thrilled

Social unrest and protests are what apparently characterise World Cups that are hosted in Latin America.

8 July 2014

White Bicycles Are Popping Up in Uruguay to Commemorate Those Killed While Cycling

Some 200 cities around the world have taken part in the project, but it's the first time these ghost bikes have appeared in Uruguay.

27 June 2014

Uruguay's Bad Boy Footballer Luis Suárez Steals His Team's Thunder With Biting Sanction

Uruguay advanced, but everyone was talking about star player Luis Suárez chomping on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

3 June 2014

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Technology for Transparency Network

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

24 May 2014

Montevideo Debuts on the Marathon Circuit

With nearly 2,000 athletes participating the first marathon organized in the Uruguayan capital was held on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

24 March 2014

5 Small Businesses Run By Rural Uruguayan Women

Rural Uruguayan women have created successful self-managed small businesses with which they support their families and bring novel and high-quality products to the local market.

27 February 2014

Uruguayan President José Mujica Rejects “Foreign Interference” in Venezuela

Declaring his solidarity with the people and the government of Venezuela, the president of Uruguay urged respect for the Venezuelan constitution.

7 February 2014

Uruguayan ‘Asado’, Much More Than Just a Barbecue

No-one, or almost no-one, prepares an 'asado' (barbecue) for themselves alone. The 'asado' is a reason to meet, an excuse for a get-together, to bring together those who are separated.

4 February 2014

How Eating Italian Gnocchi Became a Monthly Tradition in Latin America

The tradition of eating gnocchi every 29th of the month came to Latin America with Italian immigrants, and the tradition is still alive today. Bloggers share stories and recipes.

20 January 2014

Uruguay Among 10 Most Ethical Destinations for Fourth Consecutive Year

Every year, Ethical Traveler chooses the top ten countries to visit in the developing world. These countries must demonstrate commitment to the conservation of their natural resources.

16 December 2013

Uruguay Becomes a “Sanctuary for Whales and Dolphins”

Uruguay's new law prohibiting the hunting, fishing, or mistreatment of whales and dolphins was passed unanimously by the country's legislature and put into effect by President José Mujica.

14 December 2013

Uruguayan Trade Union Federation Backs Launch of Worker-run Airline

PIT-CNT, Uruguay's national trade union centre, has offered financial guarantees for the launch of the worker-run airline, Alas Uruguay.

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