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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We'll meat again: Over 16 TONS of beef go on the grill in Uruguay in the 'world's biggest barbecue' - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

We'll meat again: Over 16 TONS of beef go on the grill in Uruguay in the 'world's biggest barbecue'
Daily Mail
More than 150 Uruguayan steakhouses have converged in a bid to break the record for 'world's biggest barbecue'. Chefs at Roda Park, in Minas, Uruguay, are using more than a staggering 16 tons of beef in their attempt to smash the record, which is ...



How Uruguay made legal highs work | World news | The Guardian - The Guardian

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How Uruguay made legal highs work | World news | The Guardian
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The South American country's move to full legalisation of cannabis has so far proved a success, especially for its 17391 users.

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Uruguay sells recreational marijuana to more than 16000 people five months after legalising drug - The Independent

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Uruguay sells recreational marijuana to more than 16000 people five months after legalising drug
The Independent
Five months after legalising recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000 users in July. People in Uruguay can also grow plants at home, or become a member of a local Cannabis ...



Activists Warn Fracking in Uruguay Endangers Guarani Aquifer - teleSUR English

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Activists Warn Fracking in Uruguay Endangers Guarani Aquifer
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Organized by the Environmental Civil Association of Salto (ACAS), the event was initiated as a means to informing the public of the health dangers tied to the local government's decision to allow the Scuepbach Energy Uruguay Company to mine for oil ...



RIL sets up subsidiary in Uruguay to market petrochemical products - Economic Times

Economic Times

RIL sets up subsidiary in Uruguay to market petrochemical products
Economic Times
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has acquired a stake in a newly incorporated company, Dreketi S.A, in Uruguay to expand marketing of its petroleum and petrochemical products. In a disclosure to the bourses, RIL said that Dreketi S.A. is not engaged ...



Watch: In Uruguay, an assistant manager pretends to be headbutted by the linesman - FourFourTwo

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Watch: In Uruguay, an assistant manager pretends to be headbutted by the linesman
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Watch: In Uruguay, an assistant manager pretends to be headbutted by the linesman. Defensor Sporting's Alejandro Acevedo tried to headbutt the referee before pretending the linesman nutted him. Share0Tweet0Email0Share0. Published. 7 December 2017 ...

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Uruguay Recipient of SOUTHCOM Donation - Dialogo Americas (blog)

Uruguay Recipient of SOUTHCOM Donation
Dialogo Americas (blog)
In Santa Teresa National Park, personnel from the Uruguayan Army's Emergency Assistance Sections use the equipment donated by SOUTHCOM to practice basic techniques to control fires. (Photo: Uruguayan National Emergency System). Through its Humanitarian ...



LEPF doctoral student leads multilingual efforts in Uruguay - NIU Today

NIU Today

LEPF doctoral student leads multilingual efforts in Uruguay
NIU Today
The man in charge of advancing the government's language ambitions is none other than Aldo Rodriguez, the recently appointed national director of Second Language Policy for the Uruguay National Board of Education. “By 2030, we want a multilingual ...



Mission Concluding Statement - International Monetary Fund

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Mission Concluding Statement
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2. The authorities are in a position to consolidate the macroeconomic gains of 2017 and to address medium-term growth bottlenecks. With a positive outlook for growth in the near term, both fiscal and monetary policy should be kept tight, in order to ...
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Man, who fled to Uruguay, gets almost 13 years in prison for child porn - Great Falls Tribune

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Man, who fled to Uruguay, gets almost 13 years in prison for child porn
Great Falls Tribune
Defense attorney Jason Holden says Horner plans to appeal his conviction and sentence. Horner was accused of bringing child pornography into Alberta on his laptop computer in March 2014. Prosecutors say the material included images of children as young ...
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