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A Sheik Wants To Buy The President Of Uruguay's VW Beetle For $1 Million

We've been sort of enamored with the cars of Uruguay recently, and I think a large part of that has to be that their famously humble president drives a very nice 1987 VW Beetle. And it looks like I'm not the only admirer, since President Mujica was offered a million dollars for the car this past week. » 11/06/14 8:05pm 11/06/14 8:05pm

This Is The Only Thing I'll Miss About Hugo Chávez

So, as we all know, Hugo Chávez died yesterday. Now, despite the hidden right-wing-leftist-anarcho-monarchist subtexts I include in all my posts, we're not really a political blog, so we'll just say that Chavez' legacy is, at very best, checkered. So, despite whatever reservations I may have about the man and his… » 3/06/13 2:00pm 3/06/13 2:00pm

Drag Queen-Loving Fiat Heir Robbed Of $4.6 Million In Jewelry, Calls Berlusconi For Help

Our favorite automotive heir and drag queen enthusiast Lapo Elkann was robbed this week in Uruguay, losing around 3.5 million Euros in jewels belonging to his billionairess girlfriend and see-through-clothes-afficionado Goga Ashkenazi. Who did he call for help in this moment of need? » 1/03/13 1:40pm 1/03/13 1:40pm

Chery, Uruguay Firm to Build Bulletproof Cars

Chery, always mindful of the the-dictator-on-a-budget demographic, has teamed up with Uruguay-based Bognor Automotive Manufacture and Assembly based on the Chinese automaker's Eastar midsizer. Uruguay's most famous vehicle, of course, was the Hillman Avengermino, sold as the Dodge 1500 pickup, which reputedly had a… » 3/13/07 3:45pm 3/13/07 3:45pm