Uruguay (i/ˈjʊərəɡwaɪ/;Spanish:[uɾuˈɣwai]), officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Spanish:República Oriental del Uruguay), is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is home to 3.3 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 kilometres (68,000sqmi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.
Uruguay was inhabited by the Charrúa people for approximately 4000 years before the Portuguese invaded. Portugal established Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country, in 1680. Montevideo was founded as a military stronghold by the Spanish in the early 18th century, signifying the competing claims over the region. Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics until the late 20th century. Modern Uruguay is a democraticconstitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.
The river measures about 1,838 kilometres (1,142mi) in length and starts in the Serra do Mar in Brazil, where the Canoas River and the Pelotas River are joined, at about 200 metres (660ft)above mean sea level. In this stage the river goes through uneven, broken terrain, forming rapids and falls. Its course through Rio Grande do Sul is not navigable.
Uruguay is the fourth-largest producer of wine in South America, with a production of 67,000 tonnes and 8,023 hectares (19,830 acres) of vineyards in 2012. Its signature wines are that of red wines produced from Tannat grapes although several whites including Albariño and Cocó are beginning to receive attention internationally.
The modern wine industry in Uruguay dates back to 1870, and the wine industry was started by immigrants of mainly Basque and Italian origin. In 1870, Tannat was introduced to the country by Don Pascual Harriague, a Basque.
Albariño was introduced to Uruguay in 1954 by immigrants from La Coruña, in the Galician region of Spain.
When the Mercosur free trade association started to take shape in the late 1980s, Uruguay took steps to increase the quality of its wines and stepped up its marketing efforts, due to fear of being out-competed by Chilean wines and Argentine wines, which had lower production costs.
There are two levels of classification for Uruguay wines:
At least 100,000Brazilians have died in the last 36 days and 100,000 more are expected to lose their lives before July ... Many of Brazil’s neighbours are also in dire straits, including Uruguay, which was once heralded as a regional success story but in April suffered its deadliest month.
BOGOTA • In the capital of Colombia, Bogota, the mayor is warning residents to prepare for "the worst two weeks of our lives". Uruguay, once lauded as a model for keeping the coronavirus under control, now has one of the highest death rates in the world, while the grim daily ...
BOGOT� (NYTIMES) - In the capital of Colombia, Bogot�, the mayor is warning residents to brace for "the worst two weeks of our lives". Uruguay, once lauded as a model for keeping the coronavirus under control, now has one of the highest death rates in the world, while the grim ...
A delegation from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center traveled to Uruguay on Monday, to share experience acquired in Israel on combating the coronavirus crisis. Uruguay, which has a population of just 3.46 million, has recently seen an escalation in coronavirus cases ... And, of course, to save lives,” he said.
When Uruguay declared its Covid-19 health ... Many others suffered a similar plight even though Uruguay became a pioneer last July in terms of the resumption of live shows at reduced capacity (although those events are currently suspended due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases).
Despite vaccine rollouts in many countries, Covid-19 surges are putting immense pressure on authorities from Germany to Uruguay, with no end in sight for a pandemic that has claimed more than three million lives worldwide ... "I'm feeling really helpless," said Jasvinder Pal Singh, a pharmacy owner in the capital New Delhi ... ....
Intensive care workers in Uruguay are at their wits' end. While they work day and night to save the lives of coronavirus patients, the population at large, they say, seems unperturbed by the mounting health crisis. Montevideo, (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 21st Apr, 2021 ) .Intensive care workers in Uruguay are at their wits' end.
The businessman known as Buenos Aires’ “King ofMeat” singled out three Argentine Jewish businessmen in social media posts, including one with an antisemitic epithet ... “These PAISANOS are all the same. The first two made their money here and went to live to Uruguay ... “This MOISHE has no limits ... .
(JTA) — The businessman known as Buenos Aires’ “King ofMeat” singled out three Argentine Jewish businessmen in social media posts, including one with an anti-Semitic epithet ... “These PAISANOS are all the same. The first two made their money here and went to live to Uruguay ... Insud has been involved in the production of Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines ... .
Montevideo, Apr 14 (EFE).- The coronavirus situation in Uruguay has now reached alarming levels ... The pandemic began later there than in other countries, while the relatively low level of cases and deaths caused Uruguay to be seen as a rare bright spot globally ... lines to save lives.
Almost half the country — about 43 percent of the population — now lives in a state where marijuana is legal to consume just for fun ...International treaties prohibit countries from legalizing marijuana for recreational uses (although with Canada, Mexico, and Uruguay moving to legalize, it doesn’t seem like anyone really cares).
There are no customs or immigration checks and plenty of people live on one side of the boundary and work on the other ... The 1,009 lives claimed by coronavirus in Uruguay include those of 61 residents of Rivera province, with a population of around 100,000. Uruguay has a total of 108,188 confirmed Covid-19 infections, including 21,979 active cases.
Countries from Australia to Romania and Uruguay export live animals in long voyages across the world ... In 2009, a ship carrying some 30,000 sheep and cattle from Uruguay sank in the Mediterranean before reaching its destination in Syria ... Australia passed reforms to its live export ...