Uruguay

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

Montevideo

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Introduction

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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Starbucks to open its first cafe in Uruguay in 2018 - MarketWatch - MarketWatch

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Starbucks to open its first cafe in Uruguay in 2018 - MarketWatch
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Starbucks Corp. SBUX, -1.14% said Tuesday that it will open its first restaurant in Uruguay in 2018. The company has reached a licensing agreement with ...

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Starbucks to bring its iconic coffeehouse experience to Uruguay - The FINANCIAL

The FINANCIAL

Starbucks to bring its iconic coffeehouse experience to Uruguay
The FINANCIAL
The agreement grants Alsea the exclusive rights to develop and operate Starbucks® stores in Uruguay, with the first store set to open in early 2018 in Montevideo. Starbucks and Alsea have worked together since 2002, now serving millions of customers in ...

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A Powerful Debut For Uruguay's Icon Wine - Forbes

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A Powerful Debut For Uruguay's Icon Wine
Forbes
How to showcase an icon wine? First, bring together the wealthiest visionary of Argentina, a world celebrated Patagonian chef and a renowned Italian born wine consultant. Next, uncork several magnums of the 2015 vintage on the tranquil grounds of a ...



Uruguay Close to Landing an Opening to Japanese Meat Market - Latin American Herald Tribune

Uruguay Close to Landing an Opening to Japanese Meat Market
Latin American Herald Tribune
The foreign minister made that statement during an event in Montevideo to promote economic and trade relations between Japan and Uruguay, following the recent signing of the Liberalization, Promotion and Protection Accord between the two countries.



Italy see off Uruguay in friendly after bizarre José Giménez own goal - The Guardian

The Guardian

Italy see off Uruguay in friendly after bizarre José Giménez own goal
The Guardian
It was the first meeting between the two sides since their controversial match at the 2014 World Cup when Uruguay forward Luis Suárez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, and was subsequently suspended from football for four months. Suárez missed ...
Italy 3-0 Uruguay: Italians coast to friendly win in NiceSkySports
Bizarre Gimenez own goal sets up Italy win over UruguayEconomic Times
Jose Gimenez Own Goal Helps Italy to Friendly Win over UruguayBleacher Report
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Uruguay floods displace thousands - BBC News - BBC.com - BBC News

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Uruguay floods displace thousands - BBC News - BBC.com
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The army, navy and air force are drafted in as almost 3500 people are forced to leave their homes.

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Uruguay Workers Begin 24-Hour Strike Ahead of Budget Approval - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Uruguay Workers Begin 24-Hour Strike Ahead of Budget Approval
teleSUR English
Teachers, doctors and workers are demanding a higher budget for education in Uruguay. Workers unions in Uruguay began a general strike Wednesday with a massive mobilization bringing together organizations from different sectors of society to put ...



Italy dispatch Uruguay for first win in 27 years, Football News & Top ... - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Italy dispatch Uruguay for first win in 27 years, Football News & Top ...
The Straits Times
NICE (France) • A bizarre own goal by defender Jose Gimenez early in the game set Italy on the way to a convincing 3-0 win over Uruguay in a friendly played in ...

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Republic of Ireland Beat Uruguay in 2017 Friendly After Edinson Cavani Injury - Bleacher Report

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Republic of Ireland Beat Uruguay in 2017 Friendly After Edinson Cavani Injury
Bleacher Report
Jonathan Walters scored a spectacular first-half goal to help the Republic of Ireland beat Uruguay 3-1 in an international friendly at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Jose Gimenez answered Walters' wonder goal with an equaliser seven minutes before ...
Ireland 3 Uruguay 1 as it happened: Harry Arter shines as Martin O'Neill's men claim comfortable winIrish Independent
James McClean caps Republic of Ireland victory against UruguayThe Guardian
Republic of Ireland ring changes for Uruguay friendlyBBC Sport
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Barcelona's Luis Suarez: 'Privileged to have pitch in my name' at Nacional - ESPN FC

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Barcelona's Luis Suarez: 'Privileged to have pitch in my name' at Nacional
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Barcelona star Luis Suarez was moved to tears after his former club Nacional, in Montevideo, Uruguay, named a new training pitch after him. Suarez, who has been playing football away from his home country for the past 11 years, Suarez returned to ...
Luis Suarez breaks down in tears as he returns to boyhood club in UruguayThe Independent
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