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EU-backed group calls for political solution to Venezuela crisis

07 Feb 2019

MONTEVIDEO European and Latin American leaders met on Thursday to seek a peaceful and political solution to Venezuela's deepening crisis, while a U.S. admiral suggested socialist President Nicolas Maduro does not have the loyalty of many within his military.

EU-backed group backs 'good faith' plan to avoid Venezuelan chaos

07 Feb 2019

MONTEVIDEO European and Latin American leaders gathered on Thursday in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo to discuss a plan to solve the deepening crisis in Venezuela, while urging the global community to back away from direct intervention.

Uruguay vice president quits after accused of misuse of funds

09 Sep 2017

MONTEVIDEO Uruguay's Vice President Raul Sendic resigned on Saturday amid accusations that he misused public funds while heading state oil company Ancap.

Uruguayans begin buying cannabis in pharmacies in world first

19 Jul 2017

MONTEVIDEO Pharmacies in Uruguay began selling cannabis directly to consumers on Wednesday, culminating a long and pioneering legalization effort that began over three years ago.

Chile's ENAP says expects to seal Argentina gas export deal soon

26 Apr 2017

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay ENAP, Chile's state-run oil company, expects to seal an agreement during the Southern Hemisphere's winter months to export gas to neighboring Argentina, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Uruguay to sell $2 bln in debt in 2017 as deficit concerns grow

01 Feb 2017

MONTEVIDEO, Feb 1 Uruguay will sell $2.05 billion in debt in 2017, up from $1.7 billion last year, the Economy Ministry said in a report, as the country aims to balance its books after posting its sharpest fiscal deficit in years.

Uruguay's ex-president Batlle dies at 88

25 Oct 2016

MONTEVIDEO Jorge Batlle, a veteran politician who was the fourth member of his Catalan immigrant family to be president of Uruguay, died on Monday, a day before his 89th birthday.

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainee to end hunger strike

08 Oct 2016

MONTEVIDEO Uruguay on Friday urged a former Guantanamo prisoner demanding to be reunited with his family to end a two-month-old hunger strike and said it was trying to transfer him to another country.

Exclusive - Uruguay's Ancap clamps spending limits on subsidiaries: document

04 Aug 2016

MONTEVIDEO Uruguay's heavily indebted state-run oil company Ancap plans to clamp spending limits on all its subsidiaries in a bid to boost profitability, according to an internal document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Phillip Morris loses tough-on-tobacco lawsuit in Uruguay

09 Jul 2016

MONTEVIDEO The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favor of Uruguay on Friday in a suit filed by Philip Morris International seeking compensation for economic damages caused by the nation's anti-tobacco measures.

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