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S American nations bid for 2030 World Cup

Friday, February 15th 2019, 7:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
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Peru corruption: Ex-President Alan García denied asylum

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 15:30

He fled to the Uruguayan ambassador's residence and requested asylum after being accused of corruption.
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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 13:47

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
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Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 23:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Uruguay did it first, now Canada. Who will benefit from the new law change?
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World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pension

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 15:04

Uruguay's former President José Mujica resigns from the Senate saying he does not want a pension.
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Lucia Topolansky is Uruguay's first female vice president

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 0:30

Lucia Topolansky is an ex-guerrilla fighter who was involved in a high-profile prison break.
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Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss held in Uruguay

Monday, September 4th 2017, 10:02
related countries: Italy Italy

Rocco Morabito of the 'Ndrangheta mafia is one of Italy's five most wanted criminals.
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Model prisoners

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 23:06

A prison in Uruguay encourages inmates to set up businesses whilst serving their sentences.
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Buns not guns: The prison that breeds entrepreneurs

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 23:06

A prison in Uruguay encourages inmates to set up businesses whilst serving their sentences.
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Uruguay ex-military ruler Gregorio Alvarez dies aged 91

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 17:17

Gregorio Alvarez, who ruled Uruguay from 1981 to 1985, dies aged 91 while in prison for murder.
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Latinos v Donald Trump

Monday, December 5th 2016, 3:08

Millions have watched a film from Uruguay depicting Donald Trump as a robot at war with Mexicans.
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Guantanamo: Former inmate Jihad Diyab 'to leave' Uruguay

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 3:36

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went on hunger strike in Uruguay to demand relocation to another country receives an offer, his supporters say.
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VIDEO: Deadly tornado rips through Uruguay town

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 8:52
related places: Dolores

At least four people have been killed and several seriously injured, after a powerful tornado hit the city of Dolores, in Uruguay's southwest.
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VIDEO: Uruguay's radical cannabis plans

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 6:46

Wyre Davies reports on Uruguay's plans to award licenses for businesses to grow cannabis, 18 months after it became the first country in the world to legalise the personal cultivation, consumption and sale of the drug.
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Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 20:56

Fiji end an encouraging Pool A campaign with a seven-try win over Uruguay, who score their first World Cup try in 12 years.
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