Uruguay

Country Uruguay
Capital Montevideo
Continent South America
Currency Uruguayan peso(UYU)
Languages Spanish

Montevideo

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Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, soon took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Claimed by Argentina but annexed by Brazil in 1821, Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President Jose BATLLE in the early 20th century established widespread political, social, and economic reforms that established a statist tradition. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold over the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. In 2004, the left-of-center Frente Amplio Coalition won national elections that effectively ended 170 years of political control previously held by the Colorado and Blanco parties. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.

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Uruguay - Wikipedia
Uruguay - CIA World Fact Book
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PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday morning where he is expected to join other global leaders for the World Health Organisation (WHO) global ...
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Uruguay to unveil local market deal with Euroclear, Clearstream
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Uruguay is in advanced discussions with clearing houses to make it easier for international investors to participate in its local curve, as the sovereign looks to integrate its domestically issued notes with the nominal global peso curve established ...



Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export - Business Insider

Uruguay to produce medical marijuana for export
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MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - International Cannabis Corporation will produce Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil for export in December, the company's chief executive said Sunday. The Montevideo-headquartered company plans to ship the oil to ...

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France, Argentina, Uruguay request Egypt friendlies - KingFut - KingFut

France, Argentina, Uruguay request Egypt friendlies - KingFut
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The Egypt Football Federation has received offers to play friendlies against France, Argentina, and Uruguay before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Uruguay to Export Medical Marijuana Oil - Marijuana.com

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Uruguay to Export Medical Marijuana Oil
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Uruguay's first batch of medical cannabis oil will be ready for export this December. The initial countries expected to receive the medicine are Canada and Mexico. The oil is being manufactured by the International Cannabis Corporation (ICC), which ...

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Ex-Uruguay defender Lopez named Cagliari coach - World Soccer Talk

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Ex-Uruguay defender Lopez named Cagliari coach
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Milan (AFP) – Uruguayan Diego Lopez has been appointed coach of Serie A strugglers Cagliari in place of the sacked Massimo Rastelli, the club said on Wednesday. The 43-year-old Lopez played for the club for 12 seasons from 1998 to 2010, and ...

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President off to Uruguay for WHO conference | The Chronicle - Chronicle

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President off to Uruguay for WHO conference | The Chronicle
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PRESIDENT Mugabe left the country yesterday for Uruguay where he will join other Heads of State and Government attending the World Health Organisation ...

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WPT Uruguay Offers a $1500 Main Event, $5000 High Roller, and More - PokerNews.com

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WPT Uruguay Offers a $1500 Main Event, $5000 High Roller, and More
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The World Poker Tour's first televised event in South America is right around the corner, with WPT Uruguay kicking off on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The festival features 11 great events with buy-ins from $220 to $5,000, including the highly ...

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Uruguay 4-2 Bolivia: Luis Suarez nets double to seal third World Cup qualificaton for Oscar Tabarez - Daily Mail

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Uruguay 4-2 Bolivia: Luis Suarez nets double to seal third World Cup qualificaton for Oscar Tabarez
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URUGUAY: Muslera, Gimenez, Godin, Valverde (Rodriguez 60), Bentancur, Suarez, De Arrascaeta (Lodeiro 76), Gaston Silva (Pereira 77), Vecino, Cavani, Caceres. Subs Not Used: Campana, Conde, Sanchez, Urreta, Stuani, Rios, Gomez, Coates, Gonzalez ...
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Trans lawyer from Communist Party takes seat in Uruguay senate - People's World

Trans lawyer from Communist Party takes seat in Uruguay senate
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Michelle Suarez, Uruguay's first trans lawyer, plans to use her new position as a senator for the Communist Party of Uruguay to fight for LGBTQ rights. She is scheduled to become Uruguay's first transgender senator, assuming the position as a ...

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