End of an era: Uruguay's five years with President Mujica

End of an era: Uruguay's five years with President Mujica

During his five years in office, President Jose “Pepe” Mujica has shaken up Uruguay, taking often controversial steps to legalize abortion, gay marriage and recreational marijuana.

Friday, 24 October, 2014, 12:02pm

I've made mistakes, admits Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admitted he has made mistakes on the pitch that have earned him a bad reputation, but the controversial Uruguayan star defended his "slyness" and "character".

21 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Brazil, Uruguay qualify for Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

Uruguay and Brazil complete the line-up at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens

At last week's Sevens draw, organisers left two spots open in the 12-strong pre-qualification tournament for the finalists at the Consur Sevens (South American Confederation of Rugby) in Rio de Janeiro with hosts Brazil and Uruguay duly filling those berths.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:52am

Uruguay still a hidden gem on world stage

It was easy way back when, Jancis Robinson commented while she was studying for her master of wine, because there so were few wine-producing countries and wine-producing regions. Today, it is almost impossible to keep up.

Even those residents in Portugal's bourgeoning Douro region say they don't always know what's happening, such is the pace of change.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Argentina, Uruguay to warm up at Rio Sevens

Argentina and Uruguay will warm up for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens with a run in the first international tournament to be held in Rio de Janeiro this weekend.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Boks battered, bruised but still full of belief

South Africa moved into the Cup quarter-finals after a mixed bag of performances, but it was a crucial injury that may have had the biggest impact on their chances of winning their first Sevens crown.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

League XI out to break 16-year Cup drought

The Hong Kong League XI are out to break a 16-year drought when they take on Penarol of Uruguay in the Wing Lung Bank Lunar New Year Cup tomorrow.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

A bewitching contest is born in anxious times


Held in July, shortly after the Wall Street crash, the first finals in 1930 took place entirely in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

Bullish Uruguayans are ready for the fray

Uruguay hope to make the most of their opportunity this weekend after some encouraging performances in the IRB Series.

Coach Felipe Puig said the confident South American minnows could make an impact in Pool D.

Uruguay's last tournament was at in Los Angeles in February, when they defeated Tonga in the bowl quarter-finals before bowing out to Kenya.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

RAF helicopters to go by sea

Freight forwarder Panalpina China is to load six Royal Air Force helicopters today for shipment to Uruguay.

The helicopters, after serving Hong Kong for 25 years, will fly to Stonecutters Island for dismantling and then will be shipped out of the territory.

9 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Jose Luis Inciarte

Second time lucky . . . Jose Luis Inciarte celebrates winning Uruguay's US$2.5 million (HK$19.35 million) New Year lottery with his wife Soledad and daughters Eugenia, holding their dog Tomas, and Soledad at their home in Montevideo. Mr Inciarte has twice beaten the odds.

3 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Line-up all set for last eight

BRAZIL and Ghana sizzled, England and Mexico struggled, but all four won through to the World Youth Championships quarter-finals in Australia.

They joined the host nation, Russia, Uruguay and the United States in the last eight of the 16-nation event.

12 Mar 1993 - 12:00am