June 17, 1986 |
An estimated 1 million people mobbed the streets of the capital yesterday to celebrate a Mexican victory in World Cup soccer competition. Police said five people died during impromptu street parties, but other authorities later disputed the report. The outpouring that followed Mexico's 2-0 victory over Bulgaria on Sunday caused a massive eight-hour traffic jam in downtown Mexico City, turning the Paseo de la Reforma, the capital's main thoroughfare, into a giant pedestrian mall.
December 4, 1990 |
President Bush arrived in Uruguay today on a salute-to-democracy tour of South America, but U.S. officials looked ahead with some anxiety toward his planned stop in strife-torn Argentina. After an airport welcoming ceremony, Bush, the first American president to visit Uruguay since Lyndon Johnson in 1967, proceeded directly to talks with President Luis Alberto Lacalle. U.S. officials were not surprised that a military rebellion in Argentina fizzled, but there were lingering concerns over Bush's safety.
July 17, 1995 |
Colombia reached the semifinals of the Copa America soccer tournament yesterday in Montevideo, Uruguay, beating Paraguay, 5-4, on penalties after the teams tied at 1-1. In yesterday's other quarterfinal match, striker Daniel Fonseca scored the deciding goal to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Bolivia. Uruguay, bidding to match Argentina's record of 14 Copa America titles, will play Colombia on Wednesday. The United States will attempt to reach the semifinals when it faces Mexico today in Paysandu, Uruguay.
March 15, 1998 |
One could almost say the show "Las (In)Visibles: Women Artists of Uruguay" at Hicks Gallery is an attempt to embody a moment of political consciousness through a simple series of choices that 17 featured artists made in their subject matter. Indeed, turbulent pitch does set the theme for this show, and so does pungent imagery. Much of the featured work of these artists seems awkward, hesitant, yet at times powerful. This all-media show is apparently a first in a traveling format to examine the achievement and travails of present-day women artists in this nation of 3 million.
May 13, 2002 |
Starting its final run of World Cup warm-ups, the United States finds itself in an unusual position: The offense looks good and the defense is shaky. Tony Sanneh and DaMarcus Beasley scored first-half goals yesterday in Washington during a 2-1 exhibition soccer win over Uruguay, whose speed exposed the Americans' problems with their outside backs. Making matters worse, top defensive midfielder Chris Armas suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the World Cup. No immediate replacement was picked.
September 20, 1993 |
Brazil kept its string of qualifying for every World Cup, getting two second-half goals from Romario yesterday to beat Uruguay, 2-0, before a crowd of 103,000 in Rio de Janeiro and clinch its 15th appearance in soccer's world championship. Romario, recalled last weekend from Barcelona in the Spanish League, gave Brazil the lead in the 72d minute on a header. He scored again 10 minutes later, dribbling past two defenders and tapping the ball over the goalkeeper's head. Brazil (5-1-2)
January 12, 2004 |
If this tiny country sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil is any example, South America is drifting leftward again, away from the United States and its gospel of free-market capitalism. Uruguay, one of the region's most stable democracies and oldest U.S. allies, may soon elect its first leftist government. Leftists already rule four countries in the southern cone of the continent. Ecuador and Bolivia are ripe for revolution, with long-standing conflicts between white-minority governments and angry Indian and mixed-race majorities that want self-rule.
June 8, 2016 |
Boosted by Sunday's opening 1-0 Copa America win over Jamaica in Chicago, Venezuela's soccer team came to Philadelphia a confident group. On Thursday, Venezuela will face Uruguay in the second Group C game for both teams. The match at Lincoln Financial Field begins at 7:30 p.m. Uruguay opened with a 3-1 loss to Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. Uruguay worked out in Arizona before flying to Philadelphia. Venezuela trained Monday night at the practice facility of the Union at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester.
July 25, 2011
Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay, 3-0, Sunday on two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez . The victory gives Uruguay its first Copa America title since 1995. The country of 3.5 million also reached the World Cup semifinals a year ago, surpassing the performance of continental powers Brazil and Argentina. Joe Hart saved A.J. DeLaGarza 's penalty and then scored the winner in the ninth round of a shootout as Manchester City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, 7-6, on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in Carson, Calif.
June 11, 2016 |
Clutching his head in his hands, Edinson Cavani doubled over in front of the goal in the 89th minute. The Uruguay forward had just watched his shot veer right of the goal and with it likely La Celeste's hope of advancing out of the Copa America Centenario's group stage. With star striker Luis Suarez sidelined by an injury, Uruguay looked lost in its 1-0 defeat, unable to capitalize on opportunities to get on the scoreboard and incapable of overpowering a Venezuela team that entered the tournament as a considerable underdog.