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6 Ways to Make Yourself More Memorable in 2016

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

People try to be memorable in a variety of ways. In 2014, Russian Vitaly Zdorovetsky streaked to the World Cup pitch in front of millions of watching ...

Closing Guantánamo: A Primer for the President

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

If the president is serious about wanting to close the prison, and I hope he is, here are some helpful suggestions.

Soros-Funded Study in Uruguay Finds Voters Oppose Legalization (Even Users Think It Won't Work, and Their New President Isn't a Fan Either)

Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D.

Despite heavy opposition from the public and the country's medical profession, Uruguay made headlines last year when the country passed a law allowing the sales of state-grown marijuana in pharmacies to registered users.

The Great Mujica: Portrait of a Person

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Ximena Ortiz

Mujica projected, from his presidential perch, the wildly innocent virtue of Uruguay itself -- and magnified it. If Uruguay as a country is part exile, part refuge, Mujica made the country more the latter. One thing is certain, the world will remember Mujica -- the president, the person.

Weed-Legalizing President Has A New Way To Keep In Touch With Fans

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Fans have a new way to keep in touch with outgoing President José “Pepe” Mujica. The leftwing politician launched a website on Saturday, wher...

'World's Poorest President' Stops His Car To Give Hitchhiker A Ride

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News

A hitchhiker was caught off-guard when a world leader offered to give him a lift. Gerhald Acosta was looking for a ride on his way home from his j...

The Little-Big Power Broker Behind the Cuba Detente

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Ximena Ortiz

When diminutive Uruguay opened its territorial arms to six detainees previously held by the United States in Guantanamo, Cuba, it could hardly have expected the geopolitical impact of its good-will gesture.

13 Reasons We'll Miss Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay's President José "Pepe" Mujica became an instant celebrity in 2012 after the BBC published a feature documenting his austere lifestyle and de...

Uruguay's President Hands Money To Homeless Man During Live TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

In front of the camera or not, this is just how President José Mujica rolls. The Uruguayan leader -- dubbed the "world's poorest president" becaus...

‘World's Poorest President': Kick Rich People Out Of Politics

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.23.2014 | Latino Voices

People who like money too much ought to be kicked out of politics, Uruguayan President José Mujica told CNN en Español in an interview posted online...

Uruguayan Prez On Gitmo: U.S. 'Made A Business Out Of That Prison'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.16.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica said last week his government is continuing to work with the Obama administration to accept prisoners from the U.S. m...

Uruguay President Rages Against FIFA 'Sons Of B*#@hes'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas and Ana Benedetti | Posted 06.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica lashed out at FIFA on Sunday over the organization’s expulsion of his national team’s star striker for biting. ...

Luis Suárez and the Morality of Biting

David Vanderveen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Vanderveen

FIFA, the governing body for World Cup soccer, is reviewing Suárez's actions and likely will issue a suspension for this outrageous assault. But the real question is what should or what ought Uruguay do?

Obama Urges Cuba To Release Jailed U.S. Citizen

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has sent an indirect message to Cuban President Raúl C...

‘World's Poorest President' Rages Against The Necktie, Calling It A ‘Useless Rag'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica raged against neckties on Tuesday in a televised interview that drew applause from Spaniards on social media. Spea...

Free Alan Gross by Freeing the Cuban Five

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Arturo Lopez Levy

While the U.S. government has vigorously protested his treatment, it has proven unwilling to make the diplomatic overtures -- like releasing the Cuban Five -- that could secure his release.

Roque Planas

Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President Reflects On Spending 14 Years In Prison -- 2 In A Well | Roque Planas | Posted 05.15.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Though Uruguay's president José Mujica is now internationally known for legalizing gay marriage, creating a government-regulated nation...

10 Reasons to Love Uruguay's President José Mujica

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Whatever the audience, he spoke extemporaneously and with such brutal honesty that it was hard not to love the guy. Here are 10 reasons you, too, should love President Mujica.

Roque Planas

Why The World's Poorest President Loves Foreign Money | Roque Planas | Posted 05.14.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Among the mistakes that Uruguayan President José Mujica counts for his presidency was foregoing a joint energy project with Brazil that...

Obama Meets With Uruguay's Leader At The White House

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama lauded trade and commercial ties between the U.S. and Uruguay Monday during his meeting with the South Amer...

Uruguay Releases Rules For Legal Marijuana Market

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 05.03.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay has finally released its rules for the legal marijuana market it is launching this year, detailing how the govern...

'World's Poorest President' May Be Worth More Than You Think

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth. Mujica's insistence on living simply has earned him the...

President Of Uruguay Would Treat Guantanamo Detainees As Refugees

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president says any Guantanamo detainees his country takes will be treated as refugees and will be free to trave...

President Says Uruguay Is Open To Guantanamo Detainees

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president indicated Thursday he's open to taking some former terror suspects still held at Guantanamo Bay, but ...

What Uruguayans Think Of Pepe Mujica

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica's cantankerous personality, homespun oratory and simple ways have made him wildly popular...