Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil, still recalled as Brazil's greatest defeat, has died. He was 88.

Latin American women fight back against harassment

Every day, Sara Velez, a Colombian law student, walks to class through a hail of catcalls that often veer into obscenity, a daily reality that Latin American women are increasingly fighting.

'Incomplete' explosive near Israeli embassy in Uruguay

A Uruguayan army bomb squad dismantled an "incomplete" explosive device on Wednesday in front of an office tower housing the Israeli embassy, officials said.

Dozens of penguins wash up dead on coast of Uruguay

Dozens of penguins have shown up dead over the past three days on the coast of Uruguay, a government official said Thursday.

Vazquez sworn in as Uruguay president

Cancer doctor Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as Uruguay`s new president Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power.

Uruguay expels Iran diplomat over bomb scare: Israel media

Uruguay has expelled a senior Iranian diplomat over last month`s planting of a dummy bomb near Israel`s embassy in Montevideo, Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Friday.

Protesting Brazilian fishermen block cruise ship

A cruise ship carrying 1,800 passengers was blocked from leaving a Brazilian port on Tuesday by fishermen protesting a government ban on catches of protected species, a spokesman for their union said.

500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez
500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is not all about biting, diving and racism charges. On the eve of Christmas, the Barcelona star showed his humane side by sending gift baskets for children and families at a hospital in Uruguay.

World's poorest president Jose Mujica not to sell his Beetle

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.

'World's poorest president' Jose Mujica offered $1 million for antiquated VW Beetle

Known for his austere lifestyle, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has claimed that he has been offered a price of $ 1 million to sell off his 1987 vintage Volkswagen Beetle.

Chile's President `evaluates` taking Guantanamo inmates

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday her government was considering taking in detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Suarez urged to seek help over biting

Uruguay star Luis Suarez returned home to a hero`s welcome on Friday after his World Cup ban for biting, as calls mounted for him to seek professional treatment.

Suarez back in Uruguay after World Cup storm

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.

30 Uruguay fans arrested for violent celebrations

Some 30 people were arrested here for violent celebrations Tuesday after Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Brazil.

Players get Uruguayan game called off amid security concerns

Uruguay`s Football Association (AUF) on Sunday called off the first division match between Penarol and Miramar at the players` request amid security concerns at the legendary Centenario stadium.

South American leaders back asylum amid Edward Snowden row

South American leaders defended their right to offer asylum, venting anger at claims of US spying in the region.

Argentine minister found dead at summit

Undersecretary for foreign trade Ivan Heyn appeared to have committed suicide, but an investigation was continuing.