The United States plans to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay early next month, an Obama administration official has said.
World Cup organizers say two people were treated for injuries after fights involving fans from Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana Stadium.
Some 120 refugees from war-torn Syria are due to begin arriving in Uruguay in the coming weeks, officials here said on Tuesday.
Pope Francis condemned the legalisation of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment today, lending his voice to a debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond.
A business group in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the production and sale of marijuana, is challenging a decree barring employers from punishing employees who come to work high.
Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica on Tuesday signed off on regulations for his country`s landmark legalization of its marijuana market.
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.
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.
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.
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`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.
Scientists have discovered two new species of spiders with strange living habits in Uruguay.
Uruguay is poised to make history as the first government to run a legal marijuana market.
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.
Uruguay`s lower house approved a controversial bill which for the first time would put a government in charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana.
A national vote on whether to call a referendum to repeal Uruguay`s law legalizing abortion failed to garner enough support, according to results.
Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica has apologised for apparently referring to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as an `old hag`.
The lower house approved the legislation earlier and President Jose Mujica has signaled that he will not veto it.
Unlike Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, Brazil has never had a formal investigation into human rights abuses during its 1964-85 dictatorship.
Two male nurses face murder charges in Uruguay after admitting to killing 16 patients in two hospitals in Montevideo.
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