Large South Korean cargo ship with 24 crew on board goes missing in South Atlantic Ocean after making a distress call.
by Belen Fernandez
Argentina28 May 2016 17:16 GMT
Former general and 14 others jailed for their role in Operation Condor, a unit set up to kill South American dissidents.
Weather07 Apr 2016 10:54 GMT
About 2,000 people evacuated from their homes after El Nino-enhanced downpours hit South America.
Humanitarian crises31 Dec 2015 06:18 GMT
Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia have been battered by heavy rains blamed on the El Nino phenomenon.
Human Rights25 Nov 2015 06:58 GMT
With the US' encouragement, the alliance in South America would go on to torture and murder many civilians.
Sport25 Jun 2015 07:23 GMT
Hosts score an 81st-minute winner as Uruguay end match with nine players.
Arts & Culture16 Apr 2015 08:29 GMT
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano was instrumental in transforming the historiography of the region.
Politics06 Mar 2015 08:56 GMT
Tabare Vazquez must tackle the unresolved matter of accountability for dictatorship crimes in Uruguay.
Politics11 Jan 2015 11:23 GMT
Recent inmate transfers offer a glimmer of hope but there is still much work to be done.
Environment30 Dec 2014 10:57 GMT
Montevideo suffers its worst flooding in more than 50 years.
Politics17 Dec 2014 16:34 GMT
The arrival of Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay boosted Mujica's reputation and put Cuba back on the regional agenda.
Massimo Di Ricco
US & Canada14 Dec 2014 12:13 GMT
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
United States12 Dec 2014 07:29 GMT
Uruguayans are being prepared to receive six controversial new residents who spent 12 years in US detention.
US & Canada08 Dec 2014 01:12 GMT
Release of the men held for more than 12 years represents largest single group to leave US detention camp.
Politics07 Dec 2014 10:33 GMT
Six prisoners held for more than 12 years, but never charged, sent to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees.
Politics30 Nov 2014 08:36 GMT
Liberal programmes such as social security and marijuana production will be tested at Sunday's election.
by Belen Fernandez
by Hamid Dabashi
by Francesca Lessa
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