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
Uruguay - BBC
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Uruguay weighs what to do with Nazi eagle from battleship - Washington Post

Washington Post

Uruguay weighs what to do with Nazi eagle from battleship
Washington Post
MONTEVIDEO, UruguayUruguay's government is asking political and religious leaders what it should do with a Nazi bronze eagle recovered off its coast in 2006, the defense minister said Wednesday. The eagle was part of the stern of the German ...

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Smarty Jones Will Shuttle To Uruguay In 2017, 2018 - Paulick Report

Paulick Report

Smarty Jones Will Shuttle To Uruguay In 2017, 2018
Paulick Report
Smarty Jones, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, will shuttle to Uruguay for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season in 2017 and 2018, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. The deal, brokered by Pablo Nunez and Sullivan Bloodstock, has an ...
Smarty Jones Returning to UruguayBloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Uruguay: Pushing Back Against Brazil's Labor Reform With Mercosur - STRATFOR

Uruguay: Pushing Back Against Brazil's Labor Reform With Mercosur
STRATFOR
Internal divisions are again on display in the Common Market of the South, commonly referred to as Mercosur. Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa announced Aug. 14 that South American custom union will call a meeting to discuss Brazil's recent ...



Petrobras makes statement on Uruguay distribution issues - World Pipelines

World Pipelines

Petrobras makes statement on Uruguay distribution issues
World Pipelines
Changes in the conditions for exporting Argentinean gas to Uruguay, the country's sole source of supply, caused supply restrictions and financial imbalance in the Uruguayan distributors' contracts, especially as of 2008. The price of importing ...

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Ride shotgun with Madars Apse skating Uruguay! - Red Bull

Red Bull

Ride shotgun with Madars Apse skating Uruguay!
Red Bull
A word about Uruguay, first of all: Uruguay is one of Latin America's social beacons. One of the safest and most just societies in the continent, the country of four million souls ranks highly on most social indicators, and is led by a charismatic and ...

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Google pays $10,000 to high school student in Uruguay for ... - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Google pays $10,000 to high school student in Uruguay for ...
Hindustan Times
Google has rewarded an Uruguayan school student $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw which hackers could have used to access sensitive data. Ezequiel ...

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Uruguay Eyeing Pensions for Transgender People - NewBostonPost (blog)

NewBostonPost (blog)

Uruguay Eyeing Pensions for Transgender People
NewBostonPost (blog)
Transgender people born before 1975 would qualify for government pensions in Uruguay under a series of measures the leftist government is considering, according to a media report. A government census in 2016 found 873 transgender people in the ...



Romance or reality? Argentina and Uruguay dream of hosting centenary World Cup - Goal Canada

Goal Canada

Romance or reality? Argentina and Uruguay dream of hosting centenary World Cup
Goal Canada
It was the moment that the world's most popular sport truly went global. Uruguay, twice crowned football's best international side with victories in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games, retained that status in the first World Cup, beating neighbours and ...

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Telefonica, America Movil score spectrum in Uruguay - Total Telecom (press release) (registration)

Total Telecom (press release) (registration)

Telefonica, America Movil score spectrum in Uruguay
Total Telecom (press release) (registration)
Telefonica and America Movil have both secured 700-MHz spectrum in Uruguay, and the latter also picked up AWS frequencies, via an auction that concluded earlier this week, the country's telco regulator revealed. In addition to paying out US$20.2 ...



Uruguay Urged to Provide Services to Cannabusiness – Or Bitcoin Will - Bitcoin News (press release)

Bitcoin News (press release)

Uruguay Urged to Provide Services to Cannabusiness – Or Bitcoin Will
Bitcoin News (press release)
Former president of Uruguay's National Drugs Board, Leonardo Costa, has warned the Banco Republica Del Uruguay (BROU) it must be “more proactive” in providing financial services to the cannabis industry, otherwise, bitcoin will step in to take its place.

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