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U.S. men’s soccer to play Uruguay in St. Louis on Sept. 10

The U.S. men’s soccer team will play Uruguay in an exhibition at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Sept. 10, four days after the Americans face Mexico at East Rutherford, New …


EU hails new trade deal with Mercosur

The European Union is hailing its new trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc as “an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive agreement” that sends a strong positive signal amid global trade …


Uruguay embracing status of Copa America favorite

Uruguay is starting to embrace the status of Copa America favorite. The Uruguayans were wary of it at first, but after their convincing 4-0 opening win over Ecuador it became …


Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power …


Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries’ interconnected power grid.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

France beats Uruguay 2-0, reaches World Cup semifinals

Antoine Griezmann’s fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, Thierry Henry would have another link if France wins World Cup

Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry have similar histories. Henry is France’s leading scorer with 51 goals. The 19-year-old Mbappe is Les Bleus’ new sensation. They both played at the same …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: First quarterfinals feature familiar foes

The first day of quarterfinals at the World Cup includes several teammates from top clubs playing against each other. The France-Uruguay match features Antoine Griezmann playing against Atletico Madrid squadmates …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Edinson Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1 at World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none. That gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Ronaldo’s exit came on the same day that Lionel Messi …


Lionel Messi vs. France with Maradona watching; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Uruguay

No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …


Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Uruguay won its World Cup group with its third victory in three games, a 3-0 win over Russia, but the hosts advanced as well despite their first defeat.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Luis Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup with win over Saudi Arabia

Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez scored the winning …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Luis Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez paid tribute to Luis Suarez as the team prepared for Wednesday’s World Cup match against Saudi Arabia. The match will be Suarez’s 100th international appearance. The …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Jose Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A at World Cup

Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay’s rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup. The Uruguay defender jumped in the …


Uruguay’s 1st transgender senator seated, vows protections

Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator Tuesday, vowing to use her position to expand and protect the rights of transgender people in the South American country.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:34 a.m.

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay to make 2030 World Cup bid

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay say they will make a joint bid to host soccer’s centenary World Cup in 2030.


Legal pot sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale …


Ship carrying 16 Filipinos, 8 S.Koreans missing near Uruguay

A cargo ship being used by a South Korean shipping company went missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew members and authorities said Saturday that two people had been …


Andres Oppenheimer: Trump hasn’t settled conflicts-of-interest fears

Pretending that turning over the management of the Trump Organization to his two adult sons without selling his stake will avoid conflicts of interests is ridiculous.


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

Gen. Gregorio Alvarez, the last leader of Uruguay’s brutal dictatorship of the 1970s and 80s died Wednesday at age 91 while serving a sentence for human rights abuses.


Nicolas Lodeiro brings ‘garra’ to Seattle Sounders

Every athlete is a product of his or her upbringing. Few bare their roots quite as nakedly as Nicolas Lodeiro.


Former Guantanamo detainee’s whereabouts unclear; South American airlines issues alert

A South American airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay after being freed by U.S. authorities.


CAS upholds Luis Suarez’s 4-month playing ban

Luis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened. The Court of Arbitration …


James Rodriguez shines as Colombia eliminates Uruguay at FIFA World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry. Rodriguez scored one of the …


Luis Suarez told FIFA panel bite at World Cup was not deliberate

Luis Suarez claimed to FIFA’s disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. The Uruguay striker writes in Spanish that “in no way …


James Rodriguez shines as Colombia eliminates Uruguay at FIFA World Cup

With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.


No Suarez, no Falcao for Uruguay-Colombia FIFA World Cup match

RIO DE JANEIRO – Colombia was already without Radamel Falcao. Now Uruguay is without Luis Suarez. Instead of a matchup between two of the world’s top strikers, the round-of-16 match …


Uruguay coach criticizes punishment of team’s biter

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez quit FIFA’s strategic committee on Friday in protest at the ban soccer’s governing body imposed on his team’s star striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italian …


FIFA bans Luis Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters. The Uruguay forward, widely …


Soccer’s bad boy bites Luis Suarez opponent at FIFA World Cup

NATAL, Brazil – Biting opponents, racist comments – all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer’s bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. …