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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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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

The Herald 
MONTEVIDEO. – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup soccer finals on Thursday night as Lionel Messi got Argentina's faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile. A superb hat-trick from China ... See more..
The Standard (press release) 
The Samba Boys travelled to Estadio Centenario, Montevideo to play Uruguay for the South American World Cup Qualifier(CONMEBOL) clash on Thursday, March 23. The visitors took the lead in the ninth minute after Edinson Cavani was fouled in the box by ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Lionel Messi will be the big attraction for Argentina against Alexis Sanchez's Chile while Barcelona team-mate Neymar will face Uruguay at Estadio Centenario. Brazil are top of the South American qualifying standings with 27 points. Uruguay trail them ... See more..
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ESPN FC 
Uruguay were awarded a penalty on nine minutes when Alisson took down Edinson Cavani after the PSG striker had beaten the Brazil keeper to a chested back-pass from left-back Marcelo. Cavani then stepped up and powered his shot low and to the right of ... See more..
This Is Anfield (blog) 
With Gabriel Jesus sidelined with injury, both Coutinho and Firmino started for Brazil, joining Neymar in attack, supported by Renato Augusto and Paulinho. Though Uruguay were missing Luis Suarez, Oscar Tabarez was still able to call upon a strong ... See more..
Goal.com 
On Thursday, two great footballing nations collide as Brazil return to World Cup qualifying by heading to Montevideo to face Uruguay. 101 years after their first meeting in 1916, Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour looks back at five classic matches between ... See more..
ESPN 
Brazil midfielder Casemiro has acknowledged the absence of Luis Suarez could have a major impact on his side's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay in Montevideo on Thursday. Uruguay striker Suarez is suspended for the clash between the top two teams ... See more..
Gazette Live 
The 26-year-old was given permission by Boro to head back to his homeland with the squad being given two days off after the Manchester United game. See more..
The Empire of The Kop - a blog about Liverpool F.C. (blog) 
Coutinho is now one of the first names on Brazil's team-sheet, which is a huge compliment considering the wealth of attackers at his country's disposal. See more..
Washington Post 
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday. President Tabare ... 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