Brazil's state-controlled oil
company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is in talks with the Uruguayan
government to give back licenses to operate natural gas
distributors in the country, the company said in a securities
filing late on Tuesday.
Uruguay's conservative opposition has posted a big win in presidential primaries, firing a warning at the ruling coalition ahead of national elections in October as the South American nation grapples to revive economic growth.
Luis Suarez broke down in tears after his shootout miss saw Uruguay dumped out of the Copa America by unfancied Peru on Saturday, the 15 times champions losing 5-4 on penalties after having three goals ruled out in a scoreless draw.
Fifteen-times Copa America champions Uruguay suffered a galling quarter-final exit from the competition on Saturday as they were beaten 5-4 by Peru on penalties after having three goals ruled out for offside in a goalless draw after 90 minutes.
According to the EU statement, the deal will remove the majority of tariffs on EU exports to Mercosur, a bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Mercosur countries have agreed to open their markets to the European Union, saving them over $4.5 billion worth of duties per year. This makes it the largest trade agreement the European Union has ever concluded.
Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation from Venezuela.
A reputed Italian mob boss known as the “cocaine king of Milan” escaped from a prison in Uruguay Sunday while he was waiting to be extradited to Italy after living in the South American country for over a decade under a false name, officials said.
A late header from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over Copa America holders Chile on Monday which saw them snatch top spot in Group C at their opponents' expense and set up a quarter-final meeting with Peru.
An Italian Mafia boss nicknamed the “Cocaine King of Milan” broke out of a Uruguayan prison by climbing out of a hole in the roof, authorities said Monday. Notorious mobster Rocco Morabito and three other inmates made their exit from the Montevideo central prison Sunday night and immediately robbed the owner of a nearby house...
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