Barbecues add heat to Uruguay's summertime Christmas dinners
Barbecues add heat to Uruguay's summertime Christmas dinners

The soaring temperatures of the Southern Hemisphere summer do not keep people from enjoying quantities of grilled meat during the Christmas season in Uruguay, the most carnivorous country in the world and one that celebrates the holiday season, like its ancestors, with festivities around the flames of a barbecue.

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.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates start Uruguay lives in freedom

Six Guantanamo inmates transferred to Uruguay were to leave hospital Monday in freedom after more than a decade in what one called the "black hole" of the US military prison.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates to leave Uruguay hospital

Six Guantanamo inmates being resettled in Uruguay will leave hospital "in a matter of hours" and begin new lives as free men in the South American country, the defense minister said Monday.

Six Guantanamo detainees resettled in Uruguay

Six men detained at Guantanamo for more than a decade have been resettled in Uruguay, as US President Barack Obama attempts to fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.

Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay: Pentagon

Six Guantanamo detainees, including four Syrians, one Palestinian and one Tunisian, have been transferred to Uruguay from the American military base in Cuba, where 136 detainees remain, the Pentagon said on Sunday.

Uruguay's Vazquez wins presidential vote, extends leftist rule

  Tabare Vazquez won back his old job as president of Uruguay in a runoff election on Sunday, extending the decade-long rule of a leftist coalition and allowing it to roll out a groundbreaking law that legalizes the production and sale of marijuana.

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay runoff with 53%: Exit polls

Former president Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay`s runoff election to extend the left`s decade-long hold on power in the South American country, exit polls found Sunday.

Leftist Vazquez poised for Uruguay presidential repeat

Tabare Vazquez, Uruguay`s first leftist president, is favored to reclaim the post in a run-off election Sunday, playing political leapfrog with his rabble-rousing, marijuana-legalizing successor, Jose Mujica.

 

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.

Luis Suarez scores against Costa Rica, will miss Chile friendly
Luis Suarez scores against Costa Rica, will miss Chile friendly

Luis Suarez scored an equaliser and was just wide with what could have been a spectacular winner as Uruguay were held to a 3-3 draw by Costa Rica in a friendly.

Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America
Luis Suarez says painful to miss Copa America

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez said being barred from playing in the 2015 Copa America was "very painful".

'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.

Luis Suarez says it was 'hard to face truth' of Giorgio Chiellini bite
Luis Suarez says it was 'hard to face truth' of Giorgio Chiellini bite

Barcelona star striker Luis Suarez has said that it had been hard to face the truth of his bite on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

Luis Suarez back in business; Japan edge Jamaica
Luis Suarez back in business; Japan edge Jamaica

Luis Suarez returned for Uruguay for the first time since his infamous World Cup biting shame and helped the South Americans to a 1-1 friendly draw against Saudi Arabia.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Uruguay`s offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Uruguay`s offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Luis Suarez included in Uruguay squad for friendlies
Luis Suarez included in Uruguay squad for friendlies

Luis Suarez has been included in a provisional Uruguay squad for next month`s friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Oman, the Uruguay Football Association (AUF) said on Thursday.

Brazil, Colombia rise in FIFA rankings
Brazil, Colombia rise in FIFA rankings

Brazil has overtaken Uruguay to move to the sixth spot in the latest FIFA rankings.

FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia
FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September`s list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia`s top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were four places below them. They were followed by Uzbekistan in 58th and South Korea a further five places adrift.