MONTEVIDEO Uruguay, a relative coronavirus-free zone in hard-hit Latin America, is starting to see a worrying rise in cases, sparking concern among government officials that the country could reverse course after a long period of containing the pandemic.
MONTEVIDEO, Nov 18 Uruguay recorded 104 new
coronavirus cases in a day for the first time since the pandemic
began, sparking concern among government officials that the
country could reverse course after a long period of successful
BUENOS AIRES/MONTEVIDEO, Nov 2 Máximo Andrieu,
69, is getting ready to turn his back on Argentina and start a
new life in neighboring Uruguay, long a bastion of laid-back
stability that is luring Argentines tired of political upheaval
and economic turmoil.
MONTEVIDEO Leonardo Silveira, a bookstore owner in Montevideo, is hopeful about the future as Uruguay begins a gradual reopening. The small country has kept rates of COVID-19 at one of the lowest levels in Latin America, even as the region becomes a coronavirus epicenter.
MONTEVIDEO/LA PAZ Uruguay and Bolivia have confirmed their first deaths related to coronavirus, as many Latin America countries go into lockdown in a bid to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic that has infected nearly 700,000 people worldwide and killed over 30,000.
MONTEVIDEOUruguay will shift to the right on Sunday with the inauguration of conservative Luis Lacalle Pou as president after 15 years of left-wing rule.
MONTEVIDEO South America's Mercosur trade bloc faces a tense future, the president-elect of member nation Uruguay said on Monday, referring to a diplomatic spat between regional heavyweight economies Brazil and Argentina.
MONTEVIDEO Uruguay's conservative opposition was on track to win a presidential election run-off against the ruling liberal party late on Sunday, but a slimmer-than-expected lead meant an official result was not expected for some days.
MONTEVIDEO Uruguayans will vote on Sunday in a presidential ballot that appears set to sweep the right-leaning opposition into power and end the center-left's 15-year rule amid widespread political turbulence in the region.
MONTEVIDEO Uruguay will head to the polls on Sunday, with the right-leaning opposition looking to break the hold of the long-standing center-left ruling party, as voters fret about slowing economic growth.