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Sofia will Limit the Speed of Cars in the City Center to 30 km/h.

Sofia municipality plans to introduce a speed limit on the movement of cars in the center of Sofia to 30 km h. The proposal was accepted by the Committee on Transport, reports Sega.  The restriction will be introduced in the area between the Alabin and Lege streets and the boulevards Hristo Botev and Vasil Levski. This ...

- Novinite - BG

Jamaica elected to UNWTO executive council.

CHENGDU, China , Jamaica has been elected to the executive council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization to serve a two-year term alongside Argentina and Uruguay, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president.

Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly . Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning ...

- MercoPress - FK

Mujica's wife assumes vice presidency in Uruguay.

Lucia Topolansky, the wife of former President Jose Mujica, became Uruguay's vice president on Wednesday after lawmakers accepted Raul Sendic's resignation amid corruption accusations.

- FOX News - US

Uruguay sets up pot-only shops after challenge by banks.

Uruguay is changing its marijuana selling system because banks were making it difficult for pharmacies to sell pot as had been planned.

- FOX News - US

Lucia Topolansky is Uruguay's first female vice president.

Lucia Topolansky is an ex-guerrilla fighter who was involved in a high-profile prison break.

- BBC - UK

US opens its market for Uruguay's ovine meat with bone.

Uruguay has announced that the United States Federal Registry published that beginning 12 October Uruguayan ovine meat, with bone, will have access to the US market. This follows a long decades process which obtained its first milestone at the end of 2013, when access to the US market was granted to boneless lamb and ...

- MercoPress - FK

Falklands' Prado stand: Argentina puts pressure on Uruguay and UK embassy.

Uruguay has requested that the Falkland Islands stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the country's main agriculture and industrial show, Expo-Prado, be withdrawn, following an emphatic statement and disappointment from Argentina regarding the Falklands/Malvinas question dispute.

- MercoPress - FK

Argentina, Chile stumble again, Uruguay on brink.

The Argentinians -- who would face a playoff against New Zealand if they remain fifth -- host fourth-placed Peru next month in Buenos Aires before an awkward final game at altitude against Ecuador.

- Daily Monitor - UG

A Mafia Boss Has Been Arrested in Uruguay After 23 Years on the Run.

Rocco Morabito was a boss of Italy's powerful Calabria-based Ndrangheta crime syndicate

- TIME Magazine - US

Civil Society Groups Threaten to Walk Out of Latin America Environment Talks.

Expand Environmental groups stage a protest to demand the relocation of a pulp mill built on the banks of Uruguay river, in Buenos Aires, January 29, 2009. © 2009 REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian All is not well with an ambitious attempt to forge a sweeping treaty on sustainable development across Latin America and the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US