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Uruguay looks to bolster cannabis industry, allow tourists to buy marijuana pot(REUTERS/Washington Alves)

Uruguay looks to bolster cannabis industry, allow tourists to buy marijuana pot

Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2021 09:51 PM IST
The aim isn’t to promote Uruguay as a destination for cannabis tourism but rather to steer tourists away from the black market and into the regulated marijuana market
Uruguay's Gaston Pereiro in action with Bolivia's Leonel Justiniano(Pool via REUTERS)
Uruguay's Gaston Pereiro in action with Bolivia's Leonel Justiniano(Pool via REUTERS)

Uruguay wins, Colombia draws in troubled round of qualifiers

AP | , Sao Paulo
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2021 07:48 AM IST
The Uruguayans thrashed eighth-place Bolivia 4-2 at home to move into fourth place with 12 points after eight matches. Colombia had a 1-1 draw at Paraguay.
Uruguay's Matias Vecino and Chile's Arturo Vidal go for a header during a Copa America soccer match(AP)
Uruguay's Matias Vecino and Chile's Arturo Vidal go for a header during a Copa America soccer match(AP)

Vidal own goal breaks Uruguay drought in 1-1 draw with Chile

Reuters | , Cuiaba
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 07:16 AM IST
Uruguay had not scored in their last four games before tonight but they grew as the game went on and got a deserved equaliser midway through the second half.
Sebastian Abreu: FIle photo(REUTERS)
Sebastian Abreu: FIle photo(REUTERS)

Uruguay's Sebastian Abreu retires after representing 31 clubs

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Nicknamed 'Loco', Abreu represented Uruguay in two World Cups and helped them win the 2011 Copa America title before playing his last international game the following year.
Brazil's Marquinhos wipes his face with his jersey at the end of the first half during a qualifying soccer match against Venezuela for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo.(AP)
Brazil's Marquinhos wipes his face with his jersey at the end of the first half during a qualifying soccer match against Venezuela for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo.(AP)

Brazil win but preparing for “war” against Uruguay

SAO PAULO | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Edinson Cavani scored after five minutes, Luis Suarez doubled their lead from the penalty spot early in the second half and Darwin Nunez rounded off the scoring in 73 minutes.
Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)
Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)

Brazil leads World Cup qualifying group, Uruguay beats Colombia

Sao Paolo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Brazil unconvincingly beat Venezuela 1-0 at home, but that was enough for coach Tite’s team to take the lead in South American World Cup qualifying with nine points from three matches even as Uruguay defeated Colombia 3-0.
Besides Coutinho and Neymar, Brazil also has injury concerns with Casemiro, Fabinho and Rodrigo Caio. Another defender, Eder Militao, is out with COVID-19.(Getty Images)
Besides Coutinho and Neymar, Brazil also has injury concerns with Casemiro, Fabinho and Rodrigo Caio. Another defender, Eder Militao, is out with COVID-19.(Getty Images)

World Cup qualifiers: Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay face injury issues

Sao Paulo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:40 AM IST
For Brazil, forward Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina will be missing striker Paulo Dybala. And Uruguay will have to do without midfielder Federico Valverde.
Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)

Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay all face injury issues ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:45 PM IST
For Brazil, forward Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina will be missing striker Paulo Dybala. And Uruguay will have to do without midfielder Federico Valverde.
South America’s posh summer spot to stay shut during Covid-19 pandemic(TwitterEmergDest)
South America’s posh summer spot to stay shut during Covid-19 pandemic(TwitterEmergDest)

Even with lowest Covid-19 infection, South America’s luxury beach resort to stay shut for foreigners this summer

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Opting to protect its public health gains over the economy as Covid-19 rages in neighboring Argentina and Brazil, South America’s Uruguay keeps international borders closed this summer season
The signatories praised it as a pact that would integrate a market of some 800 million people, remove most tariffs on EU exports, ease border checks, cut red tape, and strengthen political and cultural ties.(Reuters Photo)
The signatories praised it as a pact that would integrate a market of some 800 million people, remove most tariffs on EU exports, ease border checks, cut red tape, and strengthen political and cultural ties.(Reuters Photo)

European Union’s watchdog to probe bloc’s trade pact with South American nations

Brussels | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 04:24 PM IST
The European Commission, which negotiates trade agreements on behalf of EU member countries, and the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay announced in June last year that they had clinched a deal exactly two decades after negotiations were launched.
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.(AP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.(AP)

Rafael Nadal secures Spain’s victory at ATP Cup; Croatia, Japan win

Perth, Australia | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 07:11 PM IST
The top-ranked Nadal beat Pablo Cuevas 6-2, 6-1 in Perth on Monday to secure Spain’s win in the best-of-three encounter against Uruguay ahead of the doubles.
Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka reacts after he won a point against Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.(AP)
Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka reacts after he won a point against Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.(AP)

Japan, Yoshihito Nishioka keep surprises coming at ATP Cup

Perth, Australia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 02:01 PM IST
The world number 72 won 6-2, 6-3 in Perth to clinch the tie for unbeaten Japan after Go Soeda prevailed over Georgia’s Aleksandre Metreveli 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Argentina's Lionel Messi scores their second goal from the penalty spot(REUTERS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi scores their second goal from the penalty spot(REUTERS)

Israel sees Messi visit as victory, even as Argentina and Uruguay draw

Tel Aviv | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:55 AM IST
The game pitted Messi against his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had gotten the better of him as he scored one goal and set up another to give his team a 2-1 lead going into injury time.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez during a Champions League match(AP)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez during a Champions League match(AP)

Suarez, Cavani set to play for Uruguay in friendly v Hungary

Montevideo (Uruguay) | By AP
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:19 AM IST
Both men missed two games against Peru in October as they recovered from injuries. All 24 players named by coach Oscar Tabarez on Friday do not play in Uruguay
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action.(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in action.(REUTERS)

Stan Wawrinka into Basel second round, keeps London hopes alive

Basel | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:43 PM IST
Wawrinka, who was a runner-up to Andy Murray in Antwerp last weekend, currently stands at 15th in the race for the season-ending showpiece in London with 1,500 rankings points available between Basel and next week’s Paris Masters.
File photo of Diego Forlan.(Getty Images)
File photo of Diego Forlan.(Getty Images)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Argentina angry as VAR stays out of the spotlight

BELO HORIZONTE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used heavily at the tournament, to such an extent that organisers CONMEBOL had to defend its use with fans complaining about lengthy stoppages.
Peru's goalkeeper Pedro Gallese celebrates after stopping the penalty taken by Uruguay's Luis Suarez.(AFP)
Peru's goalkeeper Pedro Gallese celebrates after stopping the penalty taken by Uruguay's Luis Suarez.(AFP)

Gallese denies Suarez as Peru beat Uruguay on penalties to reach Copa America semis

Salvador, Brazil | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Edison Flores scored the decisive penalty as Peru, who were thrashed 5-0 by Brazil in their previous match, qualified for the semi-finals for the third time in the last four editions of the Copa.
Brazil's Dani Alves (L) and Paraguay's Santiago Arzamendia vie for the ball.(AFP)
Brazil's Dani Alves (L) and Paraguay's Santiago Arzamendia vie for the ball.(AFP)

Colombia not Argentina to host 2020 Copa America final

Bogota | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:55 AM IST
The tournament group stages will be divided into two regions: Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru playing in the northern zone while Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay will face off in the southern zone.
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani (C) is marked by Chile's Charles Aranguiz (L) and Paulo Diaz during their Copa America football tournament group match at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 24, 2019. (Photo by Mauro PIMENTEL / AFP)(AFP)
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani (C) is marked by Chile's Charles Aranguiz (L) and Paulo Diaz during their Copa America football tournament group match at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 24, 2019. (Photo by Mauro PIMENTEL / AFP)(AFP)

Copa America: Cavani pounces against Chile to give Uruguay top spot

Rio De Janeiro | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:21 AM IST
Cavani had been sent off in Uruguay’s 1-0 defeat to Chile in the 2015 Copa America quarter-finals after being provoked by Gonzalo Jara and he and his team mates celebrated the goal as if it had just won them a trophy.
Argentina's Sergio Aguero (R) celebrates with Argentina's Lionel Messi after scoring against Qatar.(AFP)
Argentina's Sergio Aguero (R) celebrates with Argentina's Lionel Messi after scoring against Qatar.(AFP)

Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to Copa America quarter-finals

Porto Alegre, Brazil | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 04:30 PM IST
Colombia beat Paraguay 1-0 thanks to a Gustavo Cuellar goal in the other Group B match to secure a place in the last eight for both Peru, who finished third in Group A, and Uruguay, currently second in Group C.
Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring against Ecuador during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 21, 2019(AFP)
Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring against Ecuador during their Copa America football tournament group match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil, on June 21, 2019(AFP)

Sanchez strikes again to take Chile into Copa quarters

Salvador | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 08:57 AM IST
Sanchez, who had ended a barren five-month spell by scoring in Monday’s 4-0 win against Japan, put Chile ahead early in the second half, expertly guiding a bouncing cross into the net with one touch.
Japan's Koji Miyoshi(R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal.(AFP)
Japan's Koji Miyoshi(R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal.(AFP)

Copa America: Japan, Uruguay draw after new VAR controversy

Porto Alegre, Brazil | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Miyoshi twice fired Japan into the lead only for Uruguay to level through a controversial penalty from Luis Suarez and a second-half header from Jose Gimenez.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Ecuador.(AFP)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Ecuador.(AFP)

Copa America 2019: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani crush 10-man Ecuador

Belo Horizonte | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were on target as Uruguay thumped 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in their opening Group C match at the Copa America on Sunday.
Photo for representation(AFP)
Photo for representation(AFP)

Darkness engulfs all of Argentina, Uruguay after massive power outage: Report

Buenos Aires | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Streets were largely empty in Buenos Aires although some stores were open, operating with generators, while Montevideo was entirely without power with only some traffic lights working.
Melania Geymonat, 28, said she and her girlfriend Chris were left covered in blood after the attack last week.(Melania Geymonat/Facebook)
Melania Geymonat, 28, said she and her girlfriend Chris were left covered in blood after the attack last week.(Melania Geymonat/Facebook)

‘They harassed, asked us to kiss’: Lesbian couple assaulted on London bus

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 09:15 AM IST
Police said the incident happened at around 2:30 am on May 30 after the two women, both in their 20s, got on the bus in north London.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas.(REUTERS)

Sluggish Dominic Thiem into French Open fourth round

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 02:15 AM IST
The fourth seed lost control at times on Court Suzanne Lenglen, but his bludgeoning forehand made the difference as he set up a meeting with local favourite Gael Monfils.
File image of Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)
File image of Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)

Luis Suarez to miss Copa del Rey final, doubt for Copa America

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:38 PM IST
Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final against Valencia on May 25 and also faces a fight to be fit for the Copa America in Brazil next month.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal.(REUTERS)

Luis Suarez to miss China Cup for Uruguay due to ankle sprain

Barcelona | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Luis Suarez, 32, is expected to miss between 10 and 15 days after limping off late in Sunday’s 4-1 win at Real Betis in La Liga.
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