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 negotiating for a batch of Chilean Cessna O-2s
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Juventus: Uruguay midfielder set to depart for Turin for his medical - Calciomercato.com english news

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Juventus: Uruguay midfielder set to depart for Turin for his medical
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Calciomercato.com quotes La Gazzetta dello Sport who claim that Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur will depart for Turin tomorrow to finalise a deal with Juventus. The 19-year-old, who will arrive at the Serie A champions as part of the deal that ...



Sudamericano U20 2017: Dominant Uruguay set the standard - Outside of the Boot (blog)

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Sudamericano U20 2017: Dominant Uruguay set the standard
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Uruguay were crowned champions of the Sudamericano U20 for the first time in 36 years, continuing their excellent record of youth development of late. Tom Robinson has a look at how the tournament played out.



Italba Can't Stop Criminal Inquiry During Uruguay Arbitration - Law360 (subscription)

Italba Can't Stop Criminal Inquiry During Uruguay Arbitration
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Law360, New York (February 23, 2017, 6:15 PM EST) -- An international tribunal won't halt a criminal investigation into the authenticity of certain pertinent documents in Italba Corp.'s arbitration against Uruguay, which the Florida-based company filed ...



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Argentine tycoon Alejandro Bulgheroni's winery is bringing big money to Uruguay
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Located on the southern coast of Uruguay, Jose Ignacio is infi nitely more chic than the more well-known Punta del Este, just a short drive away. The pleasures of this little patch of paradise facing the Atlantic Ocean, traditionally, revolve around ...



Eric Trump's business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97830 in hotel bills - Washington Post

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Eric Trump's business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97830 in hotel bills
Washington Post
When the president-elect's son Eric Trump jetted to Uruguay in early January for a Trump Organization promotional trip, U.S. taxpayers were left footing a bill of nearly $100,000 in hotel rooms for Secret Service and embassy staff. It was a high ...



Uruguay's UN Envoy Expresses Condolences Over Vitaly Churkin's Death - Sputnik International

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Uruguay's UN Envoy Expresses Condolences Over Vitaly Churkin's Death
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MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) — Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations Elbio Rosselli expressed his condolences over the death of Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, in a comment to Sputnik. "He was a very polite person who ...

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Uruguay head up South America's Far East foursome - FIFA.com

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Uruguay head up South America's Far East foursome
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Held in Ecuador, the tournament produced an engrossing battle for the four places up for grabs at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, with Uruguay emerging as very worthy champions and a couple of big names falling well short of their ...
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Uruguay defender Caceres joins Southampton - The Star Online

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Uruguay defender Caceres joins Southampton
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(Reuters) - Southampton have signed Uruguay defender Martin Caceres until the end of the season to help shore up a defence hit by injuries and departures, the Premier league club said on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who has 68 caps, left Juventus after ...
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Taxpayers spent nearly $100000 on Eric Trump's business trip to Uruguay - The Week Magazine

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Taxpayers spent nearly $100000 on Eric Trump's business trip to Uruguay
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A business trip to Uruguay taken in January by Eric Trump, the third child of President Donald Trump, cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills for the Secret Service agents and State Department staff who accompanied him. Eric was visiting the South ...
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