Country on the Atlantic coast of South America

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Uruguay: Country on the Atlantic coast of South America
Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.45 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.


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Uruguay extradited a Mexican citizen to the United States where he is charged with international conspiracy to distribute cocaine and amphetamines, U.S. officials said on Friday.
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Uruguay set to finish repatriation of passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

The repatriation of the final 15 passengers from the Greg Mortimer cruise ship, stranded in Uruguayan waters since March 27 due to an outbreak of the coronavirus on board, will take place on Wednesday..
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Greg Mortimer: Australian, New Zealand passengers go into quarantine after arriving in Melbourne

More than 100 Australians and New Zealanders are beginning a 14-day quarantine period, after arriving in Melbourne on a charter flight from Uruguay.
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Uruguay transports Australians, New Zealanders from virus-hit cruise ship

Uruguay started on Friday to repatriate 112 Australians and New Zealanders from a cruise ship hit by coronavirus and stranded in the La Plata River near the capital of Montevideo since March 27, the..
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Aussies stuck off Uruguay coast home-bound

A chartered plane carrying Australian and New Zealand residents from a cruise ship stranded off the Uruguayan coast is expected to land in Melbourne on Sunday.
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Greg Mortimer: Australians on coronavirus-hit cruise set for Easter homecoming after weeks at sea

A chartered plane carrying Australian and New Zealand residents from the coronavirus-hit Greg Mortimer cruise ship stranded off the Uruguayan coast is expected to land in Melbourne on Sunday.
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Greg Mortimer: Passengers to be evacuated on medical flight as number of coronavirus cases on board grows

At least 128 people have tested positive to COVID-19 on board the Australian MV Greg Mortimer ship, currently docked off the coast of Uruguay, with plans to evacuate 91 Australians later this week.
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More than 80 passengers on board Greg Mortimer cruise ship test positive for COVID-19

The path for repatriation of 90 Australians on the cruise ship stranded off Uruguay remains unclear after all 216 passengers and crew were tested for COVID-19. 
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Australian dramatically rescued from stranded cruise tests positive for COVID-19

A man in his 60s who leapt for his life from a stranded cruise ship is now fighting for his life in a Uruguay hospital after testing positive to coronavirus.
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'They're pretty much sitting ducks': Coronavirus case confirmed on Australian ship stuck off the coast of Uruguay

There are fears of a coronavirus outbreak onboard an Antarctic voyager ship with close to a hundred Australian passengers onboard after one person tested positive and nine others developed symptoms.
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Bolivia, Uruguay confirm first coronavirus deaths

Uruguay and Bolivia have confirmed their first deaths related to coronavirus, as many Latin America countries go into lockdown in a bid to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic that has infected..
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Evacuation flight for Australians trapped in Peru and Uruguay incoming, but many to be left behind

Two evacuation flights are scheduled to rescue hundreds of Australians stranded in Peru and Uruguay "in the coming days".
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Uruguay presidential inauguration sees Latin 'pink tide' recede further

Uruguay will shift to the right on Sunday with the inauguration of conservative Luis Lacalle Pou as president after 15 years of left-wing rule.
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Uruguay opposition claims victory in presidential vote, official candidate concedes

Uruguay's conservative opposition party claimed victory as the official count of Sunday's presidential election concluded on Thursday, and the candidate of the governing party conceded defeat.
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Uruguay opposition leads presidential vote; result too close to call

Uruguay's conservative opposition was on track to win a presidential election run-off against the ruling liberal party late on Sunday, but a slimmer-than-expected lead meant an official result was not..
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Conservative opposition edges ahead in Uruguay presidential vote

Uruguay's conservative opposition held a slim lead on Sunday in a run-off presidential election between the liberal ruling party and a resurgent opposition that had been the pre-vote favorite to clinch..
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Uruguay election: tight race between left and right as vote count begins

Uruguay's presidential candidates were neck-and-neck as early vote count data trickled in on Sunday night in a run-off vote between the liberal ruling party and a resurgent conservative opposition that..
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Uruguay heads to the polls in run-off vote; tilt to the right likely

Uruguayans headed to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president in a second round run-off vote likely to shift the South American nation back toward the right after around 15 years of liberal rule.
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Mexico, Uruguay and Caribbean Community reject use of force in Venezuela: statement

Mexico, Uruguay and representatives of the Caribbean Community on Monday rejected the use of force and human rights violations in Venezuela, urging a peaceful and democratic solution to solve the..
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Uruguay's ruling party takes blame for likely ouster in vote next month

A senior figure in Uruguay's longtime ruling party said on Monday it had failed to drive home its achievements with voters, as it appeared increasingly likely it would lose power in a second-round vote..
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Uruguay faces second-round election with candidates neck-and-neck

OkRuling liberal coalition candidate Daniel Martinez was narrowly leading the Uruguay election in the early hours of Monday, according to an official count of just over a quarter of votes, but a..
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Ruling liberal candidate Martinez leading Uruguay election: media polls

Ruling liberal coalition candidate Daniel Martinez is leading the Uruguay election but a determining second round will be needed, according to exit polls.
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Uruguay heads to the polls with tight race expected

Uruguayans headed out to vote Sunday in the South American country's general election, with the liberal coalition that has ruled for more than 14 years facing its toughest challenge yet from a..
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President of Uruguay says he may have lung cancer

Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez announced on Tuesday that doctors detected a likely malignant growth in his right lung during a routine checkup.
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Uruguay opposition posts big win in presidential primaries

Uruguay's conservative opposition has posted a big win in presidential primaries, firing a warning at the ruling coalition ahead of national elections in October as the South American nation grapples..
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Uruguay ex-Mayor, senator likely winners in presidential primaries: exit polls

Uruguayan primary elections look set to pit a former mayor against a senator in the presidential vote in October, according to early exit polls on Sunday evening in the South American country.
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Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation

Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from..
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Italian 'cocaine king' makes midnight escape from jail in Uruguay

An Italian mob boss, who had been imprisoned in Uruguay since 2017, escaped from jail overnight as he was waiting to be extradited back to Italy, the South American country's interior ministry said on..
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Lights back on, Argentine leaders still in dark over massive power cut

The lights were back on across virtually all of Argentina and neighbors Paraguay and Uruguay on Monday morning, according to Argentine energy officials, though the cause of Sunday's massive blackout..
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Massive blackout hobbles South America, power trickling back

Power began to trickle back into the grid by midday after a massive blackout hit Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay early on Sunday, leaving tens of millions without power, authorities said.
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