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Uruguay’s opposition has narrow lead in presidential vote

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayans are stuck waiting for final results in a closer than expected presidential runoff election that has the candidate backed by a united opposition holding a razor-th...

Uruguay’s leftist government at risk in election

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A 15-year string of center-left governments was on the line Sunday as Uruguay’s Broad Front coalition faced a presidential runoff election challenge from a united opposition...

Peaceful Uruguay heads to presidential runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — It could have been a tense scene in any other country of South America: With an election nearing, campaigners for Uruguay’s governing left-wing Broad Front faced off in a pa...

Uruguay's tight presidential vote appears headed to runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff as neither leading candidate had enough support to win outright in a vote that could see the left lose power in ...

Uruguayans vote for president with eyes on likely runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Fifteen years of leftist rule hangs in the balance as Uruguay faces a tight presidential election that is likely to head to a runoff vote. The left-leaning...

Uruguay votes in election widely expected to go to runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The center-left coalition that has governed Uruguay for 15 years is going into Sunday's presidential election as the front-runner, but spreading unease among voters is feedi...

Drug traffickers take advantage of Uruguay's lax controls

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — First more than a half ton of cocaine was seized from a plane at a French airport. Then a shipping container with 4.6 tons of the drug was found in Hamburg, Germany, where a...

Chile's dictatorship-era children demand legal recognition

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two months before Tamara Lagos was born in 1984, her father was killed by agents of the Chilean dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Soon after, her mother t...

Uruguay prison turns inmates into entrepreneurs

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Rolando Bustamante watches his employees turn out one concrete block after another, occasionally checking an electronic tablet that records orders from clients and that lets...

2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday. ...

Uruguayans turn tough on crime to tackle growing violence

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Long famed for being a peaceful haven in South America, Uruguay is experiencing what some analysts and international organizations call an "epidemic" of violence. ...

Uruguay bets on exports of medical marijuana

NUEVA HELVECIA, Uruguay (AP) — When he was younger, the only thing that Enrique Morales knew about marijuana was that you smoked it to get high. Today, the former driver is a horticu...

Uruguay coach has worked hard to change team's dirty image

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Uruguay players used to have the reputation for being dirty. That has all changed under one man they call "El Maestro." Coach Oscar Tabarez has transfo...

Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A year into Uruguay's experiment with legal marijuana sales, the country is struggling to meet demand, leaving many people still turning to drug traffickers. ...

WORLD CUP: Uruguay striker Suarez seeking redemption

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this World Cup. After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Ital...