South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

 Severe storms and flooding across South America`s "southern cone" have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 2,000: authorities

President Tabare Vazquez declared Sunday a day of national mourning.

World Cup qualifying: Luis Suarez strikes on return from ban as Uruguay hold Brazil

World Cup qualifying: Luis Suarez strikes on return from ban as Uruguay hold Brazil

Brazil`s Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho tested Muslera with a late long-range strike but Uruguay`s defence held firm.

Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez return for FIFA 2018 WC qualifiers

Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez return for FIFA 2018 WC qualifiers

Suarez makes a return for Uruguay after close to two years.

Luis Suarez set for national team return after nine-match 'biting' ban

Luis Suarez set for national team return after nine-match 'biting' ban

Uruguay are second in the 10-team South American standings behind Ecuador with three wins in four games.

5 Security Council nations want UN action on hospital attacks

Five countries in the UN Security Council are working on a new draft resolution demanding a halt to attacks on hospitals and medical facilities in Syria, Yemen and other war zones.

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

The epic rainfall also has driven 160,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay, said officials.

FIFA ex-VP Eugenio Figueredo jailed pending Uruguay trial

FIFA ex-VP Eugenio Figueredo jailed pending Uruguay trial

Figueredo faces two to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Uruguay recall Edinson Cavani for World Cup qualifiers

Uruguay recall Edinson Cavani for World Cup qualifiers

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani was recalled to Uruguay's national football squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Chile next month.

New digital passport debuts in Uruguay

 Uruguay has launched a new digital passport, demanded by Washington as a precondition for talks on allowing Uruguayans to enter the US without a visa.

Luis Suarez eager to return to Uruguay national team

Luis Suarez eager to return to Uruguay national team

Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez is eager to return to play for the national team even though he still has to miss two matches in punishment of biting Italian player Giorgio Chielini in the World Cup Brazil 2014.

2018 WC qualifiers: Willian brace lifts Brazil, Argentina held to draw

2018 WC qualifiers: Willian brace lifts Brazil, Argentina held to draw

Brazil kick-started their South American World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 victory over Venezuela as Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay posted their second wins and Argentina gained their first point.

India, Uruguay discuss ways to expand ties

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held talks with her Uruguayan counterpart Rodolfo Nin Novoa and explored ways to expand ties in a range of areas including trade and investment, tourism and agriculture.

Venezuelan soldiers entered Colombia, fired weapons: Colombian Army

 Members of Venezuela`s national guard crossed into Colombia on Friday, firing their weapons and setting a motorcycle on fire, the Colombian Army said, amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

Syrian refugees in Uruguay protest to leave country

Syrian refugees who arrived in Uruguay last year under a resettlement program protested outside the presidential offices, saying they are living in poverty and want to leave.

In Uruguay, 26 face trial over juvenile detention center `torture`

Twenty-six people affiliated with a Uruguay juvenile detention center will be tried for involvement in alleged "torture" against four youths, after video of a prison beating sparked public outrage.

Edinson Cavani banned for two matches over Gonzalo Jara incident

Edinson Cavani banned for two matches over Gonzalo Jara incident

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for two matches over his flare-up with Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara at the Copa America, the South American Football Confederation announced.

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.

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is hoping at least one member of FIFa's disciplinary committee will admit they were wrong for imposing an "exaggerated" suspension on him for biting an Italian defender in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jara ban slashed to two games: CONMEBOL

Jara ban slashed to two games: CONMEBOL

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara`s three-match suspension for a lurid off-the-ball incident involving Uruguay`s Edinson Cavani was reduced to a two-game ban following an appeal, disciplinary chiefs confirmed Monday.