|Area Total||176,215 sq km|
|Climate||warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown|
|Natural Resources||arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish|
|Imports||$8.607 billion (2017 est.) partners: China 20%, Brazil 19.5%, Argentina 12.6%, US 10.9% (2017)|
|Exports||$11.41 billion (2017 est.)m partners: China 19%, Brazil 16.1%, US 5.7%, Argentina 5.4% (2017)|
|Population||3.4 million (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||white 87.7%, black 4.6%, indigenous 2.4%, other
.3%, none or unspecified 5%; note: data represent primary ethnic identity (2011 est.)
News about Uruguay
Uruguay acquired Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines; details will be announced Saturday
on January 23, 2021
Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou announced on Friday that a deal for the purchase of Pfizer/BioNTech and China's Sinovac anti Covid-19 vaccines has been reached. No further details were advanced, only that the president will announce details of the operation Saturday midday.
IMF: Uruguay advances important reforms amid the pandemic
on January 20, 2021
By S. Pelin Berkmen, Dmitry Gershenson, Luis Herrera Prada, and Jose Torres - Despite the ongoing crisis, Uruguay is taking important steps to address preexisting macroeconomic conditions and lay the foundation for a more resilient, competitive, and stable economy.
Pope Francis repeats he's eager to visit Uruguay and Argentina
on January 18, 2021
Pope Francis told Uruguay’s new ambassador to the Holy See that a future visit to the country as well as to his native Argentina is still very much on the table. In an interview with Catholic News Service last week, Guzman Carriquiry, who prior to his appointment as Uruguay’s ambassador served as secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, […]
Uruguay signs contract to resume offshore seismic surveying for oil and gas
on January 14, 2021
Norwegian oil and gas exploration seismic data company PGS has signed an agreement with Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP to reprocess over 11 000 km of existing 2D lines of various vintages, applying the latest seismic imaging techniques.
FA admits Cavani is not racist, and blames Manchester United for not offering the player social media training
on January 8, 2021
The English Football Association (FA) panel handed Edinson Cavani a three-match suspension despite acknowledging the Manchester United striker was not deliberately racist and had not known his language on social media was offensive.
Uruguay extends closure of frontier until the end of January; concern with clandestine partying
on January 7, 2021
Uruguay announced on Wednesday a raft of new measures to help contain the growing number of Covid-19 positive cases which if sustained could strain hospital and sanitary capacities.
CONMEBOL supports Cavani and criticizes England's FA for ignoring cultural characteristics
on January 6, 2021
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) joined the growing criticism of England’s FA on Tuesday with a condemnation of the three-match ban given to Uruguayan Edinson Cavani for alleged racism.
Uruguayan players condemn FA's sanction on Cavani which it described as “ignorant and racist”
on January 5, 2021
Uruguay internationals Diego Godin and Luis Suarez have joined forces to condemn England's Football Association ban handed to Edison Cavani while also branding England's governing body “ignorant” and “racist.”
South Atlantic area of global contention? US Coast Guard off to South America to patrol for IUU fishing
on January 1, 2021
The following piece by Gidget Fuentes in USNI News offers an account of the mission of USCGC (WMSL/758) Stone, fresh from Shipyard and Quarantine, and which departed Mississippi on 22 December for Southern Atlantic Patrol:
Uruguayan Legislative approves limitation of right to assembly until 10 January
on December 21, 2020
The Uruguayan parliament passed a bill limiting the constitutional right of assembly and closing the borders, both temporarily as part of a package of measures to help contain a spiked of the coronavirus virus.