South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power

America 06/16/19, 15:47

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, but by mid-afternoon nearly ...

Defender Godin leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of season

Soccer 05/07/19, 14:45

Uruguay defender Diego Godin is leaving Atletico Madrid after this season.Godin announced Tuesday he will not renew his contract with the Spanish club after failing to reach a deal.The 33-year-old defender is reportedly negotiating a move to Inter Milan.Godin couldn't ...

Brazil to wear white shirt in Copa America opener

Sports 04/10/19, 17:14

Brazil will wear white shirts for the first time in nearly 70 years when it plays its opening match of this year's Copa America.Brazil hasn't donned white shirts since losing the 1950 World Cup final at home to Uruguay, but ...

Uruguayan Football Fans detained in Brazil

Soccer 04/04/19, 12:33

Police say they've detained nearly 100 fans of Uruguay's Penarol soccer team following a brawl with fans of Brazil's Flamengo club hours before a Copa Libertadores match in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.The police department's press office says the confrontation ...

Uruguayans turn tough on crime to tackle growing violence

America 03/27/19, 00:08

Long famed for being a peaceful haven in South America, Uruguay is experiencing what some analysts and international organizations describe as an "epidemic" of violence.Homicides in Uruguay increased by 46 percent last year, reaching an official rate of 11.8 per ...

Update: Nations form group to deal with Venezuela crisis

America 02/03/19, 09:15

The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 10:05 a.m. The European Union says that a newly formed "International Contact Group" of European and Latin American countries will hold its first meeting in Uruguay on Thursday to address the crisis in ...

Struggle for control of Venezuela returning to the streets

America 02/01/19, 16:28

Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist government has called ...

France forward Mbappe injured vs. Uruguay

Soccer 11/20/18, 16:11

France striker Kylian Mbappe has been forced off the pitch with an apparent shoulder injury during the world champion's friendly game against Uruguay on Tuesday.France's Kylian Mbappe holds his shoulder after falling during the international friendly soccer match between France ...

Neymar scores from spot for Brazil to beat Uruguay 1-0

Soccer 11/16/18, 17:18

Neymar scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Brazil beat Uruguay 1-0 in a friendly on Friday.The forward calmly placed his 76th-minute spot kick to the right side as Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana dived the wrong way. The ...

Designer of Brazil soccer team kit dies at age 83

Soccer 11/16/18, 15:52

The man who designed Brazil's soccer uniform has died at age 83.The family of Brazilian journalist Aldyr Schlee announced his death on Thursday after a six-year battle against skin cancer.A moment of silence was held for Schlee before the Brazil ...

Injured Coutinho, Marcelo dropped for Brazil friendlies

Soccer 11/12/18, 11:28

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Real Madrid left back Marcelo have been dropped for Brazil's upcoming friendlies in England because of thigh injuries.Beijing Guoan's Renato Augusto and Juventus' Alex Sandro will be their replacements for games against Uruguay in London ...

Uruguay passes law granting rights to trans people

America 10/19/18, 15:39

Uruguay's Congress has approved a law that guarantees rights to the South American country's transgender community.Activists celebrate outside the Legislative Palace the approval of the Integral law for Trans People that was voted by Uruguayan legislators in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, ...

Son misses penalty but South Korea beats Uruguay 2-1

Soccer 10/12/18, 09:35

Despite Son Heung-min's penalty being saved, South Korea defeated Uruguay 2-1 for the first time in a friendly at sold-out Seoul World Cup Stadium on Friday.While Matias Vecino canceled out Hwang Ui-jo's opener after 71 minutes, Jung Woo-young scored the ...

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