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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Health
At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.

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Children/Youth, Human Rights
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA ...See More is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Show Less

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Human Rights
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Environment
With an economy based on agricultural exports, Uruguay is very vulnerable to environmental change. The small-scale rural farm production schemes are set to suffer the most.1 During the past four years, the temperatures across Uruguay have risen four degrees.2 The rising temperatures have caused an increase in both the frequency and the intensity of floods and droughts. The estimated economic losses from climate change from 2008-2009 were anywhere from $750 million USD to $1 billion USD.3 To help ease the severity of the effects, Uruguay has developed the National Agricultural Information System in order to consolidate all information that would help farmers plan for their crops.4 Recently, the Uruguayan government purchased around $450 million worth of climate insurance that is intended to protect the ...See More economy from the negative effects of droughts and rising oil prices.5 The insurance is incredibly critical in Uruguay, since the majority of their power comes from hydraulics and, if the water levels are low, the only option left is fossil fuels.6 Show Less

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1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/03/20/adaptacion-cambio-climatico
2-4 Ibid
5 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/12/19/seguro-climatico-uruguay
6 Ibid
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Uruguay News

decanter.com (blog) 
Uruguay meat has long been the choice for the world's best chefs. All beef in the country is organic, pasture-reared, grass-fed, with hormones banned since 1968. But over the past decade the country has slowly turned from focusing not only on quality ... See more..
Asbarez Armenian News 
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—On the night of April 21, the Armenian community of Uruguay rallied for the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in a large demonstration that gathered in Plaza Independencia to start marching ... See more..
Mansion Global 
Minimalist design meets chic beach house living in this swank, gated listing in the stylish but quiet coastal resort of La Barra in Uruguay. Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio designed and built the contemporary villa in 2007, with flowing open spaces ... See more..
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StreetArtNews (blog) 
Our good friend David De La Mano has just sent us some images from his latest artwork which was created on the streets of Montevideo in Uruguay. Called “The Falls”. This is yet another monochrome signature style piece by the artist that is on the ... See more..
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine 
The company's New Ventures team has completed a 2D seismic survey off Jamaica and a 3D survey offshore Uruguay. Tullow will use the Uruguay data to mature prospects for drilling, while results from Jamaica will help refine the location of a potential ... See more..
Financial Times 
Tullow Oil, the Africa-focused energy group, said it is taking full advantage of the current low costs in the industry to carry out seismic surveys in territories such as Jamaica and Uruguay. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic ... See more..
Nasdaq 
BUENOS AIRES, April 26 (Reuters) - Argentina's government authorized the export of up to 350,000 cubic meters (12.4 million cubic feet) of natural gas per day to neighboring Uruguay for the next two years, its official gazette said on Wednesday ... See more..
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 
Argentina's government authorized the export of up to 350000 cubic meters (12.4 million cubic feet) of natural gas per day to neighboring Uruguay for the next. See more..
Xinhua 
MONTEVIDEO, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy agreed on Wednesday that progress could be made for a free-trade agreement (FTA) between the South American trade bloc Mercosur and ... See more..
Kallanish Energy (subscription) 
Uruguay is preparing to tender 17 offshore blocks for exploration in areas up to 3,000 meters (roughly two miles) deep, in a process to be launched in Houston in September, Ignacio Horvath, CEO of the state oil company, Ancap, said Tuesday. Speaking at ... See more..
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Geography

Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Area

Total 176,215 sq km
Land 175,015 sq km
Water 1,200 sq km

Climate

warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown
Natural Resources

arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish ;
Natural Hazards

seasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind that blows north from the Argentine pampas), droughts, floods; because of the absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes from weather fronts
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from meat packing/tannery industry; inadequate solid/hazardous waste disposal

Demographics

Nationality
Uruguayan
Population
3,324,460 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Uruguay has a free market economy characterized by an export-oriented agricultural sector, a well-educated work force, and high levels of social spending. Following financial difficulties in the late 1990s and early 2000s, economic growth for Uruguay averaged 8% annually during the period 2004-08. The 2008-09 global financial crisis put a brake on Uruguay's vigorous growth, which decelerated to 2.6% in 2009. Nevertheless, the country managed to avoid a recession and keep positive growth rates, mainly through higher public expenditure and investment, and GDP growth reached 8.9% in 2010 but fell to about 3.5% in 2012, the result of a renewed ...See More slowdown in the global economy and in Uruguay's main trade partners and Common Market of the South (Mercosur) counterparts, Argentina and Brazil. Uruguay has sought to expand trade within Mercosur and with non-Mercosur members. Uruguay''s total merchandise trade with Mercosur since 2006 has increased by nearly 70% to more than $5 billion while its total trade with the world has almost doubled to roughly $20 billion. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$54.67 billion (2012 est.); $52.67 billion (2011 est.); $49.83 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

16.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 16.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

soybeans, rice, wheat; beef, dairy products; fish; lumber, cellulose
Industries

food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages