Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

May 24, 2017

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Japan's second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama's side lost 2-0 to Uruguay on Wednesday. Nicolas Schiappacasse and Mathias Olivera scored on either side of the break for Uruguay, who booked a ...

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

Dec 29, 2016

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

Uruguay's last military dictator, Gen. Gregorio "El Goyo" Alvarez, died Wednesday at age 91 of heart failure, a defense ministry official said. Alvarez, who played a central role in a 1973 coup that installed a military regime in Uruguay, ruled the country from 1981 to ...

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 during ...

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 to ...

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 and ...