Uruguayan president removes country’s army commander
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president on Monday removed the commander of the army for covering up that a retired member of the military committed a crime during the 1973-1985...
Uruguay’s president removes commander of the army
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president on Tuesday removed the country's commander of the army after he questioned how local courts have handled cases involving members of the military...
China calls for peaceful dialogue on Venezuela crisis
BEIJING (AP) — China insists that peaceful dialogue and political means are the "only way" toward enduring peace in Venezuela, the Foreign Ministry said, adding that it backs multinational efforts to reach such an outcome.
Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying's statement came in response to a question about a meeting Thursday of an "International Contact Group" led by Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and attended by leaders of 14 countries, including Spain, Italy, Portugal and Sweden.
The Latest: China says dialogue only way to Venezuela peace
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):
China says peaceful dialogue and political means are the "only way" toward enduring peace in Venezuela and says it backs multinational efforts toward that end.
Uruguay rejects Peru Ex-President Garcia’s asylum request
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Monday he would cooperate with prosecutors investigating him for possible corruption after Uruguay turned down his asylum request and forced him to leave the residence of its ambassador to the Andean nation.
In denying Garcia's asylum claim, Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez said there was no evidence to support the politician's claim that he is being targeted politically.
Uruguay pulling troops out of UN mission in Haiti
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday.
German, Uruguayan leaders hope to advance EU-Mercosur talks
BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and Uruguay say they hope to push forward talks on a free-trade deal between the European Union and South America's Mercosur group amid uncertainty about the new U.S. administration's approach to trade.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted Wednesday that political changes in Brazil and Argentina — which make up Mercosur along with Paraguay and Uruguay — have revived chances of the trade pact. Mercosur suspended Venezuela in December.
Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle dead at 88
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former President Jorge Batlle, who has died at age 88, was remembered Tuesday as a force in Uruguayan politics for half a century.
Argentina, Uruguay reiterate hopes to co-host 2030 World Cup
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presidents of Argentina and Uruguay say they are still planning to go ahead with a bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup.
Argentina President Mauricio Macri says the South American neighbors "will work together to aspire to host the 2030 World Cup."
Uruguay says ex-Gitmo detainee demands exceed government
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Tabare Vazquez said Wednesday that the demands of a former Guantanamo detainee who is on a hunger strike exceed Uruguay's capacity to deliver.
Abu Wa'el Dhiab has not been eating for more than a month trying to pressure the government into letting him join his wife and children in Turkey or in another nation. He agreed to start drinking water late Monday to give the government more time to offer him a proposal to leave Uruguay.