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One year after legalisation, 6,676 abortions in Uruguay

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 05:54

Tiny Uruguay, one of the few Latin American countries to have legalised abortion, saw 6,676 procedures in its first year allowing the practise, authorities said.

New man Suarez vows to stay out of trouble

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 03:35

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists he has finally learnt how to keep his explosive temper and cynical instincts under control.

Francescoli sees Uruguay going far with Suarez

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 18:49

Uruguay should be feared at next year`s World Cup in Brazil because they have the world`s best striker in Luis Suarez and the self-belief to overcome big obstacles, former captain Enzo Francescoli said on Friday.

Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 09:55

Uruguay`s economy minister has resigned as he faces a probe over the 2012 collapse of national airline Pluna, a scandal that has tainted President Jose Mujica`s administration.

Uruguay leader hopes to adopt `30 or 40 poor children`

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:11

The 78-year-old leader said he envisions putting his plan into place when he steps down as president, a position he has served in since 2010.

Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 09:54

The law, conceived in an attempt to tackle the illegal drugs trade, was approved by a vote of 16 to 13, with the ruling Broad Front Party united in its favour, reported Xinhua.

Uruguay book place at 2014 World Cup finals

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:52

Uruguay sealed their spot at the 2014 World Cup finals after a goalless draw at home to Jordan in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday saw them advance 5-0 on aggregate.

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: President

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:59

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica has said he plans to withdraw his country`s peacekeeping troops from Haiti because of the lack of democratic progress there.

Edinson Cavani claims Suarez waiting to make transfer to Real Madrid

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:12

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has revealed that his strike partner Luis Suarez is waiting to make a `dream` transfer to Real Madrid and was never interested in joining Arsenal.

Two new spider species discovered in Uruguay

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 19:35

Scientists have discovered two new species of spiders with strange living habits in Uruguay.

Uruguay first nation to run legal marijuana market

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 14:34

Uruguay is poised to make history as the first government to run a legal marijuana market.

In a first, gay couple registers to wed in Uruguay

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 21:33

A gay couple registered to marry in Uruguay on Monday, a landmark step since the country became the second in Latin America to recognize same sex unions.