; mainmast was replaced by a lighter pole mast; she was fitted to burn oil (Fuel oil) instead of coal as fuel; and her armament was modified to reflect the increased concern over anti-aircraft defense. Interestingly, ''Utah'' and her sister ship The '''Río de la
it occurs in large geodes within volcanic rocks. Many of the hollow agates of southwestern Brazil and Uruguay contain a crop of amethyst crystals in the interior. Artigas, Uruguay and neighboring Brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul are large world producers exceeding in quantity Minas Gerais, as well as Mato Grosso, Espirito Santo, Bahia, and Ceará states, all amethyst producers of importance in Brazil. The alternative view is that the dangers
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;ref 2007 the loading of Iran ian arms onto a Uruguayan Navy vessel visiting Venezuela, in contravention of a UN-sponsored arms embargo, provoked international comment. Internal controversy regarding this event was centred on protests to Vázquez's Government from the Uruguayan opposition National Party (National Party (Uruguay)).
in the city, both running close to the northern and northwestern border of the city. This is so because there are no major destinations southeast or south of Porto Alegre (considering the landmass east of Lagoa dos Patos). Villaça, Flávio. ''Espaço intra-urbano no Brasil''. Studio Nobel, 1998, pp. 103-105 One of them is BR-290, which runs east-west across the state, linking the northeast coast of the state to the Uruguay–Argentina–Brazil border. It runs close to the northern border of the municipality. The other one is BR-116, which runs northeast-south across the state, linking Porto Alegre to several satellite cities and other Brazilian capitals to the north, and Uruguay to the south. Within the municipality, it only touches the northwest side of the city, close to the end of Rio Gravataí (Gravataí River). The connection between downtown Porto Alegre and the aforementioned highways is made by Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco (President Castelo Branco Avenue), which is a rather short -
and Latin Pop Songs chart; and "Minutos" which reached No.5 on both the ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' Top Latin Songs and No.3 on the Latin Pop Songs chart; ''Santo Pecado'' became a huge commercial hit by Arjona, selling more than 300,000 copies only in Mexico (receiving double Platinum certification), "Mexican album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Santo Pecado" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 160,000 in Argentina (quadruple Platinum status) "Argentinian album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Santo Pecado". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. and 200,000 in the United States (double Platinum certification). "American album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Santo Pecado". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH. The album also received certifications in Venezuela (Platinum), Colombia (double Gold), Uruguay (double Platinum) and Chile (Platinum). ''Santo Pecado'' has sold approximately 2 million copies worldwide. '''Philip Burnett Franklin Agee''' (July 19, 1935 – January 7, 2008) Will Weissert, "Ex-CIA Agent Philip Agee Dead in Cuba", Associated Press (sfgate.com), January 9, 2008. was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer and writer, best known as author of the 1975 book, ''Inside the Company: CIA Diary'', detailing his experiences in the CIA. Agee joined the CIA in 1957, and over the following decade had postings in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. After resigning from the Agency in 1968, he became a leading opponent of CIA practices.
, Uruguayan film director, suicide. Kasey Rogers, 80, American (United States) actress (''Bewitched'') and motocross racer (motocross racing), stroke. * Joseph Hill, 57, Jamaican lead singer of roots reggae group Culture (Culture (band)), liver failure.
lessened his reputation as a controversial historical figure. It may be noted that he was a leading supporter of the previous President of Uruguay Gabriel Terra, who ruled by decree. '''Maria Eugenia Vaz Ferreira''' (1875–1924) was an Uruguayan teacher and poet. She was the younger sister of philosopher Carlos Vaz Ferreira and a contemporary of Delmira Agustini and Julio Herrera y Reissig. She was born and lived in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Born in Buenos Aires, Brinzoni entered Military School on 1963, and trained as a paratrooper, qualifying in December 1964. He built a career in the military and reached the rank of Brigadier General in 1990. In the 1990s he served as military attaché in Uruguay. On December 13, 1999, President (President of Argentina) Fernando de la Rúa appointed Brinzoni as Army Chief-of-staff and a Lieutenant General.
political career long ago and had served as member of the Uruguayan Congress for the Colorado Party (Colorado Party (Uruguay)), to which many members of his own family — which came to the River Plate (Río de la Plata) from the Catalonian coast at Sitges, Spain, 200 years ago - had belonged before him. Latin America right thumb 250px 140x700px Caramel cream flan and dulce de leche (Image:Flan con dulce de leche.jpg).Most notably in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, but also in some neighbouring countries, crème caramel is usually eaten with dulce de leche. This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, in south, central-west and south-eastern Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Goiás, São Paulo (São Paulo (state)), Federal District and recently Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, northern Argentina, Bolivia east and north of the Andes,
'''Uruguay''' ( , Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.
Uruguay remained largely uninhabited until the establishment of Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country, by the Portuguese (Portuguese Empire) in 1680. Montevideo was founded as a military stronghold by the Spanish (Spanish Empire) in the early 18th century, signifying the competing claims over the region. Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics until the late 20th century. Modern Uruguay is a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.
Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy (Democracy Index), peace (Global Peace Index), lack of corruption (Corruption Perceptions Index), quality of living (Mercer Quality of Living Survey), http: photos.state.gov libraries uruguay 19452 pdfs UruguaysRankingsJune2013.pdf e-Government, http: unpan3.un.org egovkb Data-Center and equally first in South America when it comes to press freedom (Press Freedom Index), size of the middle class, prosperity and security. On a per capita basis, Uruguay contributes more troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions than any other country. It ranks second in the region on economic freedom (Index of Economic Freedom), income equality (List of countries by income equality), per capita income and inflows of FDI (Foreign direct investment). Uruguay is the third best country on the continent in terms of HDI (Human Development Index), GDP growth (Economic growth), From 2005 to 2011 innovation and infrastructure. It's regarded as a high income country (top group) by the UN, the only one in Latin America alongside Chile. Uruguay is also the 3rd best ranked in the world in e-Participation. Uruguay is an important global exporter of combed wool (wool), rice, soybeans, frozen beef (beef), malt and milk.
''The Economist'' named Uruguay "country of the year" in 2013 http: www.economist.com news leaders 21591872-resilient-ireland-booming-south-sudan-tumultuous-turkey-our-country-year-earths-got acknowledging the innovative policy of legalizing production, sale and consumption of cannabis (Cannabis in Uruguay). Same-sex marriage (Same-sex marriage in Uruguay) and abortion (Abortion in Uruguay) are also legal, leading Uruguay to be regarded as one of the most liberal nations in the world, and one of the most socially developed (Social Progress Index), outstanding regionally First in Latin America on two out of three basic dimensions of the Social Progress Index, and second to Costa Rica in Latin America overall, and 26th worldwide, in 2013. and performing well globally on personal rights, tolerance and inclusion issues. http: www.socialprogressimperative.org en data spi components com9#performance countries com9 com11