Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said he will not take up an Arab sheikh`s offer of $1 million for his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle because selling the car "would offend" the friends who bought it for him and his wife.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, banned from football for four months after biting an opponent at the World Cup, returned home to a hero`s welcome from hundreds of fans at Montevideo airport on Friday, reports said.
Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica weighed into the global controversy over footballer Luis Suarez on Wednesday, saying it was unfair to judge him retrospectively for biting an Italian player when other incidents went unreviewed.
Uruguay will play at the World Cup despite its crisis-hit national football federation having been kicked out of the South American confederation (Conmebol), FIFA president Sepp Blatter insisted on Thursday.
A plain-talking former leftist guerrilla is heavily favoured to win Uruguay`s presidential run-off election on Sunday and keep the country`s popular centre-left coalition in power for another five years.