Dec 26, 2015

Ex-official pleads guilty to fraud

A former top FIFA official caught up in a U.S. probe of corruption in soccer has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in his native Uruguay. Uruguayan prosecutor Juan Gomez told The Associated Press that Eugenio Figueredo, 83, also acknowledged receiving bribes ...

Fiji's run at RWC ends on high note

Oct 7, 2015

Fiji's run at RWC ends on high note

Fiji bowed out of the Rugby World Cup by overpowering a feisty Uruguay 47-15 in an action-packed match on Tuesday. The Uruguayans contributed to the entertainment with a gutsy display that not only earned them their first try of the tournament, but a second ...

Marijuana coming next year to Uruguay pharmacies

Oct 2, 2015

Marijuana coming next year to Uruguay pharmacies

Marijuana pioneer Uruguay said on Thursday it had granted licenses to two companies to grow the plant for commercial distribution, adding that the pot should go on sale in pharmacies next year. The South American country was the world’s first to legalize the cultivation ...

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Jul 17, 2015

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil — still recalled as Brazil’s greatest defeat — died on Thursday. He was 88. Ghiggia’s son, Arcadio, said ...