Fabian Werner

'Alarm bells': Brazil's COVID-19 chaos sparks fear, countermeasures from neighbors

Mar 25 2021

MONTEVIDEO/BUENOS AIRES/ASUNCION When the Copa America basketball tournament got underway last month in the midst of a pandemic, the hosts in Cali, Colombia took no chances.

Uruguay confirms presence of Brazilian COVID-19 variant

Mar 22 2021

MONTEVIDEO Uruguay confirmed on Monday that it had detected the presence of two coronavirus variants that originated in neighbouring Brazil as the tiny South American nation faces a spike in cases and deaths.

Former Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez dies: family

Dec 06 2020

MONTEVIDEO Former Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez died on Saturday in Montevideo at the age of 80 after suffering from lung cancer, his son said in a tweet on Sunday.

Tabaré Vázquez: Humble oncologist who rose to be Uruguay's president

Dec 06 2020

MONTEVIDEO Tabaré Vázquez, an oncologist who became the first centre-left politician to be elected president of Uruguay and won popularity for a mix of pro-business policies and strong welfare programs, died on Sunday at the age of 80 after a battle with lung cancer.

Uruguay has Latam's best record in COVID-19 fight. Now cases are climbing

Nov 18 2020

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.

Uruguay urges 'responsible freedom' after daily coronavirus cases exceed 100

Nov 18 2020

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 containment.

Pandemic, taxes lure Argentines to stable neighbor Uruguay

Nov 02 2020

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.

In Brazil's shadow, laid-back Uruguay curbs COVID-19

May 28 2020

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.

Bolivia, Uruguay confirm first coronavirus deaths

Mar 29 2020

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.

Uruguay presidential inauguration sees Latin 'pink tide' recede further

Mar 01 2020

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.

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