Population: 3,332,972 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: White 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent)
Religions: Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1% (2006)
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Uruguay:
Prior to European settlement, Uruguay was inhabited by indigenous people, the Charrúas. Juan Diaz de Solis, a Spaniard, visited Uruguay in 1516, but the Portuguese were first to settle it when they founded the town of Colonia del Sacramento in 1680.
Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Uruguay revolted against Spain in 1811, but was conquered in 1817 by the Portuguese from Brazil. Argentina helped the country gain independence in 1825, and the republic was set up in 1828.
A revolt in 1836 touched off decades of strife, including a civil war (1839-1851) and a war with Paraguay (1865-1870), accompanied by occasional armed intervention by Argentina and Brazil. Uruguay founded a welfare state early in the 20th century under President José Batlle y Ordóñez.
A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985.
Subsequent leaders contended with high inflation and a mammoth national debt. Elections in November 1994 resulted in a victory for the Colorado Party and its presidential candidate, Julio Sanguinetti Cairolo. He pushed for constitutional and economic reforms aimed at reducing inflation and the size of the public sector, including tax increases and privatization. In November 1999, Jorge Batlle won the presidency.
The country's economic outlook began improving in 2003. In a December 2003 referendum, 60% of the electorate voted against opening up the state oil monopoly to foreign investment.
In October 2004, Tabaré Vázquez of the Socialist Broad Front won 50.7% of the vote. He took office in March 2005. It was the left's first national victory in Uruguay.
In September 2009, Uruguay became the first Latin American country to allow adoption for same-sex couples.
The Supreme Court ruled in October 2009 that amnesty laws protecting members of the military dictatorship from prosecution for human rights violations under the junta were unconstitutional. Days later, former military ruler Gregorio Alvarez was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of 37 people and human rights violations, and in February 2010, former president Juan Maria Bordaberry was also sentenced to 30 years for murder and his role in the 1973 military coup.
In November 2009's runoff presidential election, José Mujica, member of the Broad Front, defeated the National Party candidate, Luis Alberto Lacalle.
In June 2012, President Mujica called for the legalization and regulation of marijuana. The bill was met with opposition about concerns with how marijuana would be managed. The bill requires users to sign up for registration cards. The cards would track and limit purchases.
In October 2012, Uruguay's Senate approved a bill allowing women to have abortions during first trimester pregnancies.
On April 10, 2013, lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage.
On May 9, 2013, General Miguel Dalmao became the first active general convicted for human rights violations during Uruguay's 1970s dictatorship. Dalmao was convicted and sentenced to serve 28 years in prison over the death of a communist professor.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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