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Meet Uruguay’s Fintech Tycoons Powering Payments For Netflix And Amazon

Tktktktkktktktkt FORBES Four alumni from Uruguay’s biggest private university started payments firm dLocal in 2016. Today they are the most successful entrepreneurs in their nation’s history, worth a combined $10 billion. Sporting a white t-shirt and slightly tilted glasses, the CEO of Uruguayan payments outfit dLocal Sebastián Kanovich, 31, cuts an unassuming figure on a late August video call. The globetrotting executive, who now lives in Tel Aviv, 7,400 miles…
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Uruguay Wants to Open Pot Market to Tourists: Cannabis Weekly

The first country in the world to legalize most uses of marijuana is looking to capture business (Manila News-Intelligencer) away from illicit sellers and bolster its cannabis industry by allowing foreign visitors to buy pot. The administration of Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou could release its plan as soon as this year in a bid to build political consensus and support, said Daniel Radio, secretary general of the National Drugs…
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Uruguay vs. Ecuador – Football Match Report – September 9, 2021 – ESPN

Sep 9, 2021 Gaston Pereiro scored in stoppage time to give Uruguay a 1-0 win over Ecuador in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier in Montevideo. Uruguay had only one shot on target the whole game but Pereiro’s header in the 92nd minute was enough to lift the home side above Ecuador and into third place in the 10-team South American qualifying group. Uruguay now have 15 points, two more than the…
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Argentina cruises with Messi; Brazil and Uruguay also win

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lionel Messi shone once more in South American World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, leading Argentina with all the goals in its 3-0 home win against Bolivia. Meanwhile leaders Brazil counted on Neymar to secure its eighth win in eight matches, an easy 2-0 victory over Peru. Brazil has 24 points and second-place Argentina 18, both with eight matches played, one less that the other rivals after…
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Uruguay wins, Colombia draws in troubled round of qualifiers

SAO PAULO (AP) — On a day overshadowed by the shocking suspension of the superclasico between Brazil and Argentina because of breaches of COVID-19 restrictions, Uruguay and Colombia added key points in South American qualifying for the World Cup. The Uruguayans thrashed Bolivia 4-2 at home to move into fourth place with 12 points after eight matches. Colombia had a 1-1 draw at Paraguay. It was Colombia’s third consecutive draw,…
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Uruguay’s Cavani “sad and upset” for missing WC qualifiers – Fresno Bee

Uruguay’s Cavani “sad and upset” for missing WC qualifiers  Fresno Bee…
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Price of fuel goes down in Uruguay as of September

Tuesday, August 31st 2021 – 09:50 UTC Full article Without a new adjustment to the PPI formula there would have been no price cut The Government of Uruguay Monday announced a small reduction in the price of fuel at pumps due to the use -for the first time- of the new Import Parity Price (PPI) adjustment formula devised by the current administration. It was the first reduction in the price…
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Uruguay starts to dance again as pandemic subsides

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — After long months of illness, Uruguay is once again starting to dance. The government last week authorized ballrooms and event halls to open as the country’s COVID-19 death rate — once among the highest in the world per capita — has fallen sharply. Seventy percent of Uruguayans have received both doses of vaccines against the virus and once-overstressed hospitals now have empty beds. The government decided…
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Turkey, Uruguay hail ever-growing bilateral ties

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Uruguayan counterpart praised longstanding bilateral ties after signing agreements to establish a political consultation mechanism and cooperation in academies for diplomats. Speaking at a joint news conference with his visiting Uruguayan counterpart Francisco Bustillo in the capital Ankara, Çavuşoğlu said relations between the two countries have gained new momentum. Noting that relations between Turkey and Uruguay were discussed “comprehensively” in meetings on Tuesday,…
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La Barra, Uruguay, Is Transforming From an Idyllic Vacation Spot to a Year-Round Retreat

The resort of La Barra, located on Uruguay pristine coastline, is a former fishing village, a haven for the hip and artistic set, and a second-home hotspot, set just outside the city of Punta del Este. La Barra lies on an estuary on the Atlantic Ocean and has long, sandy beaches, which offer great surfing. It has pastel-hued coastal houses, a striking “wavy” bridge, and a vibrant, diverse community. It…
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