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2008-03-03 09:15:00

Venezuelan scientists and military officers took part in the country's first visit to Antarctica. The 15-day voyage took the crew 2,300 miles over the span of 15 days before reaching its destination on Friday.Oyarvide, the naval research ship, was provided by Uruguay despite criticisms aimed toward President Tabare Vazquez for his decision to allow the Venezuelan researchers aboard. Vasquez's aides referred to the allowance as a gesture of friendship.The crew was composed of 11 scientists and...

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2008-01-17 00:00:00

Uruguayan scientists have uncovered fossil evidence of the biggest species of rodent ever found. This huge creature scurried across wooded areas of South America about 4 million years ago, when the continent was not connected to North America. The research conducted by Andres Rinderknecht and Ernesto Blanco was published Wednesday in this week's issue of biological research journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to the scientists, a herbivore, the beast may have been...

2007-10-10 12:00:36

Beginning this Saturday, October 13, 2007, JumpTV will begin offering the 2010 South American World Cup Qualifying matches live, online. JumpTV will be broadcasting the first four rounds, or 20 games, of the World Cup Qualifying matches at JumpTV.com, available in the United States and Canada. Now, there is no need to miss a minute of these hard fought matches; from Colombia vs. Brazil to Argentina vs. Chile, all a fan needs is a high-speed Internet connection to watch their favorite teams...

2006-11-08 12:00:40

MIAMI, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines will begin seasonal nonstop service between its Miami hub and Montevideo, Uruguay, this November. The seasonal service was originally introduced in December 2004, and is being renewed this year as a result of its success. American's nonstop flight will operate from Nov. 17, 2006, to April 10, 2007, and will be flown three times weekly in each direction. On days the nonstop flight does not operate, American will continue to fly its...

2006-05-30 21:50:32

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - This is the first part of a brief history of the World Cup finals covering the tournaments from 1930 to 1954: 1930 URUGUAY Final: July 30 1930: URUGUAY 4 ARGENTINA 2 Thirteen countries took part in the first World Cup finals which were held in Uruguay in recognition of their victories in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games. FIFA had planned to stage an international competition from the time it was founded, in 1904, and there was an idea to stage an...

2006-05-30 21:19:27

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - This is the first part of a brief history of the World Cup finals covering the tournaments from 1930 to 1954: 1930 URUGUAY Final: July 30 1930: URUGUAY 4 ARGENTINA 2 Thirteen countries took part in the first World Cup finals which were held in Uruguay in recognition of their victories in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games. FIFA had planned to stage an international competition from the time it was founded, in 1904, and there was an idea to stage an...

2006-04-04 19:43:29

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Reuters) - Talks between Uruguay and Argentina over the environmental impact of two giant pulp mills on their border crumbled again on Tuesday as a planned presidential "summit" on the dispute was canceled for a second time. Just as a truce in the months-long diplomatic spat appeared near, Argentina rejected a decision by one of the two pulp companies to halt construction in Uruguay for just 10 days, considered too short a time to allow the governments to conduct...

2006-03-02 12:44:01

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday its members prevented a boat from leaving a Chilean port with materials to construct a controversial wood pulp plant in Uruguay. The construction of two large wood pulp mills in Uruguay has sparked environmental concerns, protests and a diplomatic crisis between Uruguay and Argentina, which is worried runoff from the plants would contaminate waters shared by both countries. Greenpeace said 11 members of its...

2006-03-01 16:10:32

By Conrado Hornos MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Reuters) - Uruguay imposed a ban on smoking in public spaces on Wednesday, the stiffest restrictions on smoking in Latin America. President Tabare Vazquez, a practicing oncologist, was the impetus behind the government-decreed measure, which is among the world's toughest and is similar to bans already in place in Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Spain. The ban prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, from bars and restaurants to office...

2005-10-16 09:18:14

SALAMANCA, Spain (Reuters) - Venezuela will become a full member of South America's Mercosur trade pact in December, President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday. Chavez has pushed for a long time for Venezuela to be a full member of Mercosur, which groups Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Venezuela, the world's no. 5 oil exporter, is already an associate member of the group. "Venezuela will go to the next Mercosur summit in December as a full member," Chavez told a news conference in...


Latest Uruguay Reference Libraries

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2007-12-18 13:09:45

The Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus ), is a bird species of the family Mimidae. It is found in most of Brazil, and parts of Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Suriname. It has an extremely large range (around 4,400,000 square miles). Photo Credit: Eurico Zimbres

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2006-11-06 12:55:18

The White-browed Blackbird, Sturnella superciliaris, is a passerine bird in the bird family Icteridae. It breeds in northeastern Brazil and in southern South America from southwestern Brazil through Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Southern populations are partially migratory. This bird breeds in open country, including moist grasslands, pasture and cultivation. The White-browed Blackbird is one of the smaller birds of its family. The male has mainly black plumage, apart from a bright red...

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2006-09-25 14:50:24

The Red-winged Tinamou, Rhynchotus rufescens, is a medium-sized ground-living bird from southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and northern Argentina. It lives in a variety of habitats depending on altitude. In lowland areas it favors marshy grasslands and savanna, at higher altitudes more arid and scrubby areas. A large member of the Tinamou family, it has a curved bill and a black cap, with characteristic red primaries. Its diet varies by season, taking insects and other small...

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2006-09-15 05:00:01

The Crested Screamer (Chauna torquata), more commonly called the Southern Screamer, is a species of the bird family of birds Anhimidae. Found around Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. Diet consists of plants stems and leaves.

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