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.

Jorge Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match
Jorge Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match

Jorge Sampaoli, coach of Chile's national soccer team, has rejected there is favouritism in the semifinal game between Chile and Peru, to be held next Monday.

'Argentina is world's best team'
'Argentina is world's best team'

Ramon Diaz, coach of Paraguay, has praised the Argentine team which will be rival in semifinals, and said his team will go into battle to win, Copa America's official website said on Monday.

Copa America: Gonzalo Jara banned for Cavani backside incident
Copa America: Gonzalo Jara banned for Cavani backside incident

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed.

Neymar will be the best footballer in the world, says Diego Forlan
Neymar will be the best footballer in the world, says Diego Forlan

Former Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has said Brazil star Neymar can be as good as leading fooballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, adding he will eventually become the best player in the world.

Gonzalo Jara faces probe over Edinson Cavani assault
Gonzalo Jara faces probe over Edinson Cavani assault

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara could face expulsion from the Copa America after authorities opened disciplinary proceedings against the player on Saturday for attempting to shove a finger into Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani`s backside.

Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis
Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis

Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America on Wednesday, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown.