The General Assembly of the Sindicato Médico del Uruguay has ordered a 24 hour strike for doctors working in private clinics. Earlier this year the Sindicato Médico del Uruguay spent months ineffectively begging for the government to inflict an "obligatory quarantine" of the sort the killed Argentina earlier this year on Uruguay.
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Tomorrow the Editor in Chief will be hosting a very special livestream to celebrate living in South America, the best America, as the USSA prepares to descend still deeper into the shit in the aftermath of tomorrow's election. Party favors include Freedom Brownies and a very special guest. (more...)
Two men opened fire on a 54 year old vendor at the Feria Nuevo Paris around noon today. She was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival at the hospital. Two young men were shot and non-critically wounded. The shooters left the scene in a car waiting roughly 100 meters from the scene.
Last night a Sergeant with 26 years of service in the Uruguayan Army passed after falling into septic shock as a result of contracting malaria during a peacekeeping mission to the Congo. The Sergeant returned to Uruguayan soil on October 10th and remained in Melo sometime before entering critical care at the Hospital Central de las Fuerzas Armadas in Montevideo.
Uruguayan Marines seized 300 bottles of Fernet from a vessel flying a Brazilian flag in the early hours of Saturday morning. The vessel was crewed by a father and his minor son.
In a press conference today President Luis Lacalle Pou confirmed that due to ongoing respiratory virus hysteria, Uruguay's borders will remain largely closed to tourism through the coming summer high season. Border controls and Ministry of Defense presence at the international bridge connecting Fray Bentos in the Department of Rio Negro to Argentina are also being increased. While the Peso Uruguayo has remained relatively steady against the USD holding at 41 to 44 pesos Uruguayos for several months, the market rate of the Peso Argentino has fallen to 188 Pesos Argentinos to the USD as of today.
After several unsuccessful attempts, the Presidential Plane was finally sold at auction to an Argentine for 180,000 USD. Bidding on the plane opened at 350,000 USD without any bids to match. Several nominally interested bidders arrived at the auction without bringing an adequate cash deposit. The plane was acquired during the second Vásquez administration in 2018 for 1.01 million USD.
The ExpoCannabis announced they will be hosting the annual gathering at the campus of LATU in Montevideo. The Expocannabis will be held as an actual event people can physically attend though some sort of online companion thing for non-attenders to try to achieve a feeling of participation will also be available. A program of speakers, panels, and vendors in attendance is expected to be published in the coming weeks. (more...)