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Uruguay defeats tobacco giant in court dispute

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the

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Thousands evacuated across South America as heavy rains spread

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes following heavy rains across South America. In Paraguay, several rivers have burst

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes following heavy rains across South America. In Paraguay, several rivers have burst

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Uruguayan legend, Alcides Ghiggia, dies aged 88

Alcides Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal for Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup, has died aged 88. The Uruguayan achieved legendary

Alcides Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal for Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup, has died aged 88. The Uruguayan achieved legendary

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Maradona to stand as candidate for FIFA presidency?

Argentina legend Diego Maradona wants to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, according to reports in South America. Uruguayan journalist and

Argentina legend Diego Maradona wants to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, according to reports in South America. Uruguayan journalist and

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Pope Francis's iPad fetches 28,500 euros at auction

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis fetched 28,500 euros at auction on Tuesday, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay, the

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis fetched 28,500 euros at auction on Tuesday, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay, the

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Uruguay: mourners pay tribute to acclaimed writer Eduardo Galeano

Mourners have gathered at Uruguay’s Legislative Palace to pay their their final respects to Eduardo Galeano. The journalist and author died earlier

Mourners have gathered at Uruguay’s Legislative Palace to pay their their final respects to Eduardo Galeano. The journalist and author died earlier

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Light of the Latin American left Eduardo Galeano dies, 74

Eduardo Galeano, an anti-capitalist, leading voice of the Latin American left, has died in Montevideo, aged 74. Perhaps best known for his 1971 book

Eduardo Galeano, an anti-capitalist, leading voice of the Latin American left, has died in Montevideo, aged 74. Perhaps best known for his 1971 book

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Uruguay: Leftist Vazquez is sworn in as president

Uruguay has sworn in Tabare Vazquez as President replacing one leftist leader with another. As the outgoing but ever popular Jose Mujica presented

Uruguay has sworn in Tabare Vazquez as President replacing one leftist leader with another. As the outgoing but ever popular Jose Mujica presented

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Argentine spy at centre of Nisman case accused of smuggling

An ex-spy who exposed an alleged cover up by Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez has been accused of running a smuggling ring. Antonio Stiuso

An ex-spy who exposed an alleged cover up by Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez has been accused of running a smuggling ring. Antonio Stiuso

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Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay

Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay for resettlement in single largest prisoner transfer from the controversial US detention facility since 2009.

Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay for resettlement in single largest prisoner transfer from the controversial US detention facility since 2009.

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Vasquez wins election - again - as Uruguay president

Leftist cancer specialist Tabare Vasquez is back at the helm of Uruguay, after easily winning Sunday’s run-off presidential election. Supporters of

Leftist cancer specialist Tabare Vasquez is back at the helm of Uruguay, after easily winning Sunday’s run-off presidential election. Supporters of

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Vazquez wins old job back as Uruguay's president

Seventy-five-year-old Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay’s presidential run-off, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power

Seventy-five-year-old Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay’s presidential run-off, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power

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Luis Suarez in pledge to Barcelona fans to stop biting

A new shirt, a new club and it would seem a new Luis Suarez. The player has a made a pledge to Barcelona fans he will not be biting opposition

A new shirt, a new club and it would seem a new Luis Suarez. The player has a made a pledge to Barcelona fans he will not be biting opposition

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Suarez begins training with Barcelona

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has started training with the Blaugranas on Friday after getting the green light from the Court of Arbitration for

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has started training with the Blaugranas on Friday after getting the green light from the Court of Arbitration for

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Luis Suarez ban upheld

Luis Suarez’s four-month biting ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the Uruguay striker can now train with new club

Luis Suarez’s four-month biting ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the Uruguay striker can now train with new club

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Hosts Brazil and Colombia progress to quarter-finals

Hosts Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday after beating Chile 3-2 in a nail-biting penalty shootout. Paris Saint

Hosts Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday after beating Chile 3-2 in a nail-biting penalty shootout. Paris Saint

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World Cup: Aiming for the quarters

The stage is set and the actors are waiting in the wings. The last 16 matches of the 2014 World Cup are upon us. Hosts Brazil take on Chile at the

The stage is set and the actors are waiting in the wings. The last 16 matches of the 2014 World Cup are upon us. Hosts Brazil take on Chile at the

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FIFA bites back with four month ban for Suarez

Uruguay’s Football Association says it will appeal against FIFA’s unprecedented four month ban on Luis Suarez. The Liverpool striker’s World Cup

Uruguay’s Football Association says it will appeal against FIFA’s unprecedented four month ban on Luis Suarez. The Liverpool striker’s World Cup

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Social media sinks its teeth into Suarez's appetite for destruction

It has become the bite that went around the world. More than two million tweets exploded onto Twitter following the now-infamous clash between

It has become the bite that went around the world. More than two million tweets exploded onto Twitter following the now-infamous clash between

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World Cup 2014: Suarez doubtful

Uruguay will play their final friendly against Slovenia this week before heading to Brazil with doubts lingering over whether key player Luis Suarez

Uruguay will play their final friendly against Slovenia this week before heading to Brazil with doubts lingering over whether key player Luis Suarez

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What's the score? the pros and cons of the marking system

Getting clear feedback about progress can be a big help to students and in many countries this means giving marks. But is it really the best method

Getting clear feedback about progress can be a big help to students and in many countries this means giving marks. But is it really the best method

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World Cup: Uruguay upbeat on Suarez recovery

Uruguay received a welcome boost on Thursday after it was announced Luis Suarez is likely to recover in time for next month’s World Cup in

Uruguay received a welcome boost on Thursday after it was announced Luis Suarez is likely to recover in time for next month’s World Cup in

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State-sanctioned marijuana sales defended by Uruguay president

Uruguay’s president has been answering his critics over state-sanctioned marijuana sales, a move aimed at undermining drug trafficking in the

Uruguay’s president has been answering his critics over state-sanctioned marijuana sales, a move aimed at undermining drug trafficking in the

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Uruguay asks US to free Cubans in return for Guantanamo transfer

Uruguay is asking the US to free Cuban prisoners in return for taking detainees from the controversial Guantanamo detention centre. It says it is

Uruguay is asking the US to free Cuban prisoners in return for taking detainees from the controversial Guantanamo detention centre. It says it is

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Footballer has contract rescinded due to cancer

A football player in Paraguay has had his contract rescinded by his club because he is suffering with cancer. Sebastian Ariosa from Uruguay was

A football player in Paraguay has had his contract rescinded by his club because he is suffering with cancer. Sebastian Ariosa from Uruguay was

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What's another year?

A humiliating and demoralising setback or a second chance at success; the debate over children repeating a year in school is complicated and emotive

A humiliating and demoralising setback or a second chance at success; the debate over children repeating a year in school is complicated and emotive