MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's first socialist president, Tabaré Vázquez, who rose from poverty to win two terms as leader, died Sunday of cancer, a disease the physician dedicated much of...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil called up striker Gabriel Jesus and goalkeeper Alisson on Friday for two World Cup qualifying matches in November even though both players are recovering from...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil and Argentina did not have much trouble in the opening round of South American World Cup qualifiers. On Tuesday, both expect a different story away from home.
SAO PAULO (AP) — In their first matches in almost a year, Argentina and Uruguay won their South American World Cup qualifying openers on Thursday without doing much to impress their fans watching...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Striker Edinson Cavani is the most notable absentee in Uruguay's squad announced on Friday for the two opening rounds of World Cup qualifiers against Chile and...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Diego Forlán says he has been fired as coach of Uruguayan club Peñarol. The former Atletico Madrid and Manchester United player took the job in February but leaves amid...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The final 15 passengers, including six Americans, were evacuated Wednesday from an Australian cruise ship that has been anchored off Uruguay’s coast for almost three...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay evacuated 112 Australians and New Zealanders Friday from a cruise ship that has been anchored off the South American country’s coast since March 27 with more...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of 217 people — many from Australia, Europe and the United States — on board a cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay have tested positive for the new...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four people were arrested for possible ties to the more than $1 billion worth of cocaine seized in recent days in Uruguay, the largest drug bust in the history of the...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A center-right candidate appeared Monday to have ended 15 years of left-leaning government in Uruguay, but the presidential runoff election was so close that the result...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The candidate of a united opposition held on to a razor-thin lead early Monday in Uruguay’s presidential runoff election, threatening to end a 15-year string of...
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...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Fifteen years of leftist rule hung in the balance Sunday as Uruguay held a tight presidential election that was likely to head to a runoff vote.
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...
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,...
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a South Dakota man who was found next to a woman who officials say committed suicide in western...
BERLIN (AP) — German customs authorities say they have seized 4.5 tons (nearly 5 U.S. tons) of cocaine in a container shipped from Uruguay, a haul with an estimated street value of nearly 1...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A court in Italy sentenced 24 people to life in prison for their involvement in human rights crimes committed during the "Operation Condor" offensive by South American...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan officials said Wednesday they have captured one of the three men who escaped along with an Italian mob boss who was facing extradition.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A court in Uruguay ruled Friday that the government must sell a huge Nazi bronze eagle that was recovered off the South American country's coast in 2006.
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — A team of NBA G League players will compete in an international tournament in September.
The NBA G League International Challenge will take place Sept. 18-22 in Montevideo,...
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — The police chief in Montevideo is on paid leave after being accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a teenage girl.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Uruguayan lawmakers had given final approval to a measure allowing U.S. troops to enter Uruguay for G20 security duties. Amendments in the lower house mean the measure requires final re-approval by the Senate.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Uruguay lawmakers OK entry of US planes, soldiers for summit
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A bit of sweetness has entered the life of at least one of the men formerly held at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
Ahmed Ahjam opened a small stall selling Arabic pastries Monday at a public market in the Uruguayan capital, passing out free samples of cellophane-wrapped ma'amul to supporters, local officials and potential customers.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured in the southwest Minnesota community of Montevideo.
Authorities say officers arrived at a home Tuesday afternoon and found a 41-year-old woman with two gunshot wounds. Fifty-five-year-old David Schwartz was pronounced dead at the scene.
KSTP-TV reports the woman was taken to a local hospital and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.
The 21st World Cup gets underway next month in Moscow and billions around the world are expected to tune in during the monthlong tournament — a far cry from its low-key start in 1930 in Uruguay.
Back then, many European countries, including Germany and Italy, opted against making the multi-week boat trip to Montevideo, while England and the other three British associations had withdrawn from FIFA following a dispute over payments. In the end, only four teams from Europe made the trip.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — It's a Holy Week tradition in Uruguay's capital — the most important rodeo of the year.
"Gauchos," as the cowboys from the plains of Uruguay and neighboring Argentina and Brazil are known, compete by trying to stay on bucking wild horses for 8 to 10 seconds. The rodeos — called "jineteadas" — involve only riding horses.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's government has decided to extend for another year the economic aid that it has given six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who resettled in the country in 2014, an official said Thursday.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Brazil's Chapecoense has been knocked out of the prestigious Copa Libertadores after a surprising qualification for the South American cup last year.
The Brazilians lost at Uruguay's Nacional 1-0 on Wednesday, the same score of the first leg of the pre-group faceoff.
Chapecoense qualified for the tournament only one year after it lost 19 players in an air crash in Colombia in Nov. 2016.
HURON, S.D. (AP) — A Beadle County jury has convicted a man of killing another man with a baseball bat in eastern South Dakota last year.
Kevin Krueger was charged with first-degree murder in the May 2017 beating death of 49-year-old Keith Houck at a rural Cavour home.
The jury convicted him after less than two hours of deliberations Wednesday, following a two-day trial. He faces a mandatory sentence of life without parole when he's sentenced Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uruguayan teenager Diego Rossi has joined Los Angeles Football Club as a designated player.
LAFC announced the promising forward as its second designated player signing Thursday, joining Mexican forward Carlos Vela.
The 19-year-old Rossi spent the past two seasons with Penarol in his native Montevideo. He scored 10 goals this season while Penarol won the title in Uruguay's top league.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — Police say the death of an auto shop worker in Montevideo is accidental.
Authorities said Monday 55-year-old Richard Fultz was pinned between a pickup truck and a tool chest that was up against a concrete wall when the owner of Backstreet Auto accidentally stepped on the truck's accelerator.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A big Nazi eagle with a swastika under its talons is such a divisive symbol that it has been kept hidden inside a sealed crate in a Uruguayan navy warehouse for more than a decade.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's government is asking political and religious leaders what it should do with a Nazi bronze eagle recovered off its coast in 2006, the defense minister said Wednesday.
The eagle was part of the stern of the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee, which sank off Uruguay at the outset of World War II.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect.
Customers sniffed pungent green buds and grinned as they showed off blue-and-white envelopes containing the plant, which is now available as part a 2013 measure that made Uruguay the first nation to legalize a pot market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The Latest on legal marijuana sales in Uruguay, which began Wednesday at 16 pharmacies across the South American nation (all times local):
One of Uruguay's first customers for legal, pharmacy-sold marijuana is hailing the application of a law that passed in 2013.
Thirty-five-year-old construction worker Santiago Pinatares emerged from the Antartida pharmacy in the capital, Montevideo, with a packet of pot he purchased there.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another, to keep their team firmly on course for football's main event in Russia next year.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — Police in western Minnesota are investigating the death of a newborn baby as a homicide.
Montevideo police were called on Jan. 18 to the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital about an infant who had died. An 11-day-old infant was brought to the emergency room by the baby's family. Medical staff tried to revive the baby, but the infant was pronounced dead.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A former Guantanamo detainee who had resettled in Uruguay left the South American country for South Africa on Thursday, ending a two-year campaign to be allowed to go.
Christian Mirza, who had been the government liaison for six ex-Guantanamo prisoners resettled in Uruguay nearly two years ago, said Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab had taken a flight to Johannesburg.
HURON, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man charged in the slaying of a man in eastern South Dakota is set for trial early next year.
Thirty-two-year-old Jose Vega, of Montevideo, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in June in the May beating death of 49-year-old Keith Houck at a rural Cavour home.
KOKK radio reports that Vega's trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 17.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — The southwestern Minnesota city of Marshall will host the 2017 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener.
The announcement was made Friday night during a community banquet at this year's opener event, which is being hosted by Montevideo (mont-uh-VID'-ee-oh).
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers are predicting decent hunting for Minnesota's pheasant season, though the late harvest means the birds will have ample cover.
Corn and soybean harvests across the state's pheasant range are running about a week behind their normal pace to due wet conditions, which means late-season hunters may have better luck at finding and flushing ringnecks than those who go out when the season opens Saturday.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Doctors say former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle was in critical condition following surgery after he fainted and struck his head.
The 88-year-old underwent surgery on Friday to stop a cerebral hemorrhage.
Dr. Martin Fernandez, a neurosurgeon on operated on the former president, said Batlle's situation remained critical Friday despite the procedure's success.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's government on Tuesday offered to bring the family of a hunger striking former Guantanamo prisoner to the South American country.
Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab has been on a hunger strike for more than two months to press his demands to leave Uruguay, which took him in along with five other former Guantanamo prisoners in 2014. He wants to join his wife and children in Turkey, where they are refugees, or in another nation.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A hunger-striking former Guantanamo prisoner is threatening to stop drinking liquids to press Uruguay's government into allowing him to leave the South American country and reunite with his family.
Uruguay took Abu Wa'el Dhiab in along with five other former Guantanamo prisoners in 2014. Dhiab has been on a hunger strike for more than 50 days demanding to join his wife and children in Turkey or in another nation.
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.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — An Uruguayan judge on Friday rejected a call to forcibly hospitalize a former Guantanamo prisoner who is on a hunger strike, saying medical officials determined that he's not at imminent risk of death.
Judge Carlos Garcia said the medical evaluation of Abu Wa'el Dhiab found him to be thin but lucid, and that exams were normal. He denied a request by local health authorities to hospitalize the 45-year-old Syrian.