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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Uruguay Commemorates Armenian Genocide - Asbarez Armenian News

Uruguay Commemorates Armenian Genocide
Asbarez Armenian News
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—On the night of April 21, the Armenian community of Uruguay rallied for the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in a large demonstration that gathered in Plaza Independencia to start marching ...

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A Dreamy and Modern Beach House in Uruguay with Privacy and Security - Mansion Global

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A Dreamy and Modern Beach House in Uruguay with Privacy and Security
Mansion Global
Minimalist design meets chic beach house living in this swank, gated listing in the stylish but quiet coastal resort of La Barra in Uruguay. Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio designed and built the contemporary villa in 2007, with flowing open spaces ...



Tullow carries out seismic surveys in Jamaica and Uruguay - Financial Times

Tullow carries out seismic surveys in Jamaica and Uruguay
Financial Times
Tullow Oil, the Africa-focused energy group, said it is taking full advantage of the current low costs in the industry to carry out seismic surveys in territories such as Jamaica and Uruguay. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic ...

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Uruguay says to tender 17 off-shore blocks for exploration | Energy ... - Reuters Africa

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Uruguay says to tender 17 off-shore blocks for exploration | Energy ...
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PUNTA DEL ESTE, April 25 (Reuters) - Uruguayan state oil company Ancap said on Tuesday it will tender 17 off-shore blocks for exploration in areas up to 3000 ...
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Uruguay to launch offshore bid round in September - Business News Americas (subscription)

Uruguay to launch offshore bid round in September
Business News Americas (subscription)
Uruguay will officially launch its third offshore bid round for oil and gas companies in September of this year, Ignacio Horvath, ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always ...



Vatican Begins Declassifying Documents on Uruguay Dictatorship - teleSUR English

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Vatican Begins Declassifying Documents on Uruguay Dictatorship
teleSUR English
According to Mario Cayota, appointed by the government of Tabare Vazquez to collaborate in the process, the Vatican Secretariat of State began cataloging and ordering its archives that may contain information on the years of the dictatorship in Uruguay ...



Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay - Prensa Latina

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Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay
Prensa Latina
Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil.



In Uruguay, Women Rejoice as Femicide Bill Is Approved - teleSUR English

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In Uruguay, Women Rejoice as Femicide Bill Is Approved
teleSUR English
On Wednesday, scores of women celebrated the passing of a senate bill that will make femicide a criminal offense in Uruguay. According to EBLnews, two articles of the penal code will soon be submitted to the house of representatives for consideration.



Pan American Sports Organization Opens Meeting in Uruguay - Latin American Herald Tribune

Pan American Sports Organization Opens Meeting in Uruguay
Latin American Herald Tribune
PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay – International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach praised on Tuesday the Pan American Sports Organization's “excellent job and great achievements” over the past two years at the opening of the regional sports ...

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Cooke to re-open former Fripur Uruguay hake plant in May - Undercurrent News

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Cooke to re-open former Fripur Uruguay hake plant in May
Undercurrent News
Canada's Cooke Seafood, a sister company of Cooke Aquaculture, is re-opening the hake plant acquired as part of the acquisition of Uruguay's Fripur in May. Cooke, which started out in salmon farming but has expanded into seabass and seabream in ...