Uruguay (i/ˈjʊərəɡwaɪ/;Spanish:[uɾuˈɣwai]), officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Spanish:República Oriental del Uruguay), is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres (68,000sqmi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.
Uruguay was inhabited by the Charrúa people for approximately 4000 years before the Portuguese invaded. Portugal established Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country, in 1680. Montevideo was founded as a military stronghold by the Spanish 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 democraticconstitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.
The river measures about 1,838 kilometres (1,142mi) in length and starts in the Serra do Mar in Brazil, where the Canoas River and the Pelotas River are joined, at about 200 metres (660ft)above mean sea level. In this stage the river goes through uneven, broken terrain, forming rapids and falls. Its course through Rio Grande do Sul is not navigable.
Uruguay is the fourth-largest producer of wine in South America, with a production of 67,000 tonnes and 8,023 hectares (19,830 acres) of vineyards in 2012. Its signature wines are that of red wines produced from Tannat grapes although several whites including Albariño and Cocó are beginning to receive attention internationally.
The modern wine industry in Uruguay dates back to 1870, and the wine industry was started by immigrants of mainly Basque and Italian origin. In 1870, Tannat was introduced to the country by Don Pascual Harriague, a Basque.
Albariño was introduced to Uruguay in 1954 by immigrants from La Coruña, in the Galician region of Spain.
When the Mercosur free trade association started to take shape in the late 1980s, Uruguay took steps to increase the quality of its wines and stepped up its marketing efforts, due to fear of being out-competed by Chilean wines and Argentine wines, which had lower production costs.
There are two levels of classification for Uruguay wines:
The 13-member crew spent several hours on the stranded ship, trying to refloat her, but finally gave up, manned their two boats and went ashore ...Just in time, as the ship broke up four days after stranding. The crew left the island 14 days later and were taken to Montevideo, Uruguay.
With drug seizures coming thick and fast, Uruguay is having to rapidly reassess its position in the global drug trade ... In July, five tons of cocaine were found at the Belgian port of Antwerp on a ship which had passed through Paraguay and Uruguay ... Coverage of Uruguay ... Second, Uruguay's organized crime no longer operates in a vacuum.
On November 2, 2020, the Verdemilho finally docked at Uruguay’s port of Montevideo. Celso had already been dead for a day, his body placed in the ship’s freezer ...Crew members have, at times, alleged being beaten and locked aboard ships ... The port 76,000 tons of frozen fish in 2021, according to Uruguay port administration figures ... Coverage of Uruguay.
Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is preparing for a busy summer citrus season as it finishes a successful end to the winter citrus season with Morocco. With the final Moroccan Nadorcotts shipped and sold, the first easy peelers from Peru and Uruguay have already arrived and volume will pick up slowly in the coming weeks as Chile and South Africa enter the fold.
Most of the shipping lines have stopped their services to the Russian ports and some of the exporters stopped their operations completely after the war started, as 80% of their production normally goes to the Russian market ...Uruguay will also begin shipping next month and have supplies until September.
Supplies of oranges look steady right now. BillWeyland, vice-president of sales for Seven Seas in Iselin, NJ says that California is busy finishing up with production of Navel oranges and should wrap up by late June. Meanwhile import oranges are also well underway ...Uruguay will also begin shipping next month and have supplies until September ... Tel ... ....
The mandarin clementine harvest in Uruguay is currently going well with slightly higher than estimated volumes for Camposol Uruguay being packed and shipped thus far ... However, this remains to be seen after arrival, says MiguelRodas, operations manager at Camposol Uruguay ... Camposol Uruguay.
It’s time for Punta del Este,” Uruguay’s deputy ... “I think that South America is the great reserve of tourism,” he said, adding that the port of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, already has had 143 requests from cruise ships to dock there this year.
Norland had been pressed into action as a troop ship for the taskforce sent to recover the Falklands... And, with that, the ship sailed off to war ... When the ship put the PoWs ashore in Montevideo, Uruguay, Keith says his "hand was red-raw as every Argentinian that went down that gangplank shook my hand.".
According to Marta Bentancur, from the Union of Fruit Producers and Exporters of Uruguay (UPEFRUY), they must navigate the shipping delays and increased costs carefully to make the coming season a success. “For Uruguay, and many other countries of course, the crisis will bring about several issues for our next citrus season.