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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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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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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

ESPN FC 
Barcelona star Luis Suarez was moved to tears after his former club Nacional, in Montevideo, Uruguay, named a new training pitch after him. Suarez, who has been playing football away from his home country for the past 11 years, Suarez returned to ... See more..
teleSUR English 
Teachers, doctors, and workers are demanding more budget for education in Uruguay. Workers unions in Uruguay began a general strike Wednesday with a massive mobilization bringing together organizations from different sectors of society to put pressure ... See more..
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses 
Uruguay, a small nation of some 176,215 square kilometre with a population of a mere 3,493,000, is a relatively prosperous country with a high per capita income of some USD 16,000 per annum in nominal terms.1 The country is a stable, liberal democracy ... See more..
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BBC News 
The army, navy and air force are drafted in as almost 3500 people are forced to leave their homes. See more..
The Guardian 
Castilla's arrest in 2011 sent Uruguay into shock. Although the consumption of recreational drugs had never been outlawed in a country that prides itself on its broad-mindedness and liberal institutions, its cultivation and sale remained forbidden. The ... See more..
Reuters 
Minerva SA willexport fresh beef to the United States from Uruguay instead ofBrazil after the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspendedBrazilian imports due to ... See more..
The Drinks Business 
“Uruguay is facing the same problem as the majority of Tannat vines are planted in Canelones, which is not the best terroir for the variety – it just happened to be where the immigrants arrived and started planting vines. “The soil in Canelones is deep ... See more..
teleSUR English 
Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez has announced his plans to present a “ total holistic law” to tackle the nation's rising dependence on alcoholism. RELATED: Uruguay Blazes Trail, Launches Legal Marijuana User Registry. Vazquez held a news ... See more..
The Guardian 
It was the first meeting between the two sides since their controversial match at the 2014 World Cup when Uruguay forward Luis Suárez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, and was subsequently suspended from football for four months. Suárez missed ... See more..
BBC Sport 
The Republic of Ireland warmed up for next weekend's World Cup qualifier against Austria by beating Uruguay. Jonathan Walters superbly struck the Irish ahead on 28 minutes only to produce an extraordinary miss from two yards after Jose Gimenez had ... 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