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10 Eduardo Galeano Quotes That Will Change The Way You View Human History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano will be best remembered for his 1971 cri de coeur “Open Veins Of Latin America,” in which he analyzed the effects...

There's A Girl In Uruguay Who Looks Exactly Like Cara Delevingne

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.27.2015 | Teen

First Taylor Swift, now Cara Delevingne? It's safe to say celebrity twins are taking over the Internet. 14-year-old Olivia Herdt -- who lives in U...

TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Based on one TPP chapter alone, the average worker is going to get screwed. The provisions will give corporations the ability to do an end-around on U.S. laws they don't like. How is that fair? What about the rights of the American people? What about democracy?

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 03.09.2015 | 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.

Retire To This Latin American Paradise For Just $1,200 A Month

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

If your idea of paradise is a tranquil beach where a couple can live comfortably for $1,200, including renting a furnished home, then Uruguay's Department of Rocha is a place you should definitely know about.

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...

How to Close Guantanamo

Tom Hayden | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Obama is proceeding to release small handfuls of detainees to places like Uruguay while asking congressional Republicans to lift their ban on sending Guantanamo detainees to high-security U.S. prisons. If those efforts prove fruitless, there now is a new way to achieve his promise.

Have a Perfect Beach Vacation in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Fathom | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Fathom

Here you'll find everything from surf shacks to gauchos in traditional garb, not to mention delicious communal asados (barbecues) set on wide Atlantic beaches.

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.

U.S. Transfers 6 Guantanamo Detainees to Uruguay

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Six men held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were flown to Uruguay for reset...

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...

An "Alive" Andes Hero Gives Thanks, and Thoughts

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ximena Ortiz

Leading into the Thanksgiving season, something in the bareness of the trees and drop in temperature made me think of my cousin, Roberto Canessa, one of the two "Alive" survivors that climbed a 14,774-foot headwall to save himself, his friends and, he explained on the phone, his mother waiting in Uruguay.

Uruguay's President Declines $1 Million Offer For Beloved Beetle

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Middle East's ultra-rich rarely have problems laying their hands on the super car of choice, whether it be a pimp...

Don't Worry, Government Weed Will Probably Remain Legal In Uruguay After All

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.30.2014 | Latino Voices

In the run up to elections over the weekend, it looked as though the opposition may gain enough momentum to throw cold water on Uruguay’s trailblazi...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

AFL-CIO and Uruguayan Workers in Solidarity to Protect Democracy From 'Corporate Courts'

Celeste Drake | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Celeste Drake

Why is the AFL-CIO standing in strong solidarity with the workers of Uruguay? We believe that the people, through their elected officials, should be the ones to determine which policies are best for their health, their environment and the general welfare.

Uruguayan Prez Explains Why Legalizing Weed Is A 'Security Issue'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay’s trailblazing legislation legalizing the world’s first government-controlled weed market “began essentially as a security issue,” Pre...

Quality Health Care at an Affordable Price in Uruguay

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Uruguay is not a medical-tourism destination or a place where people come for the health care alone. However, if you fall in love with Uruguay, as I did, and decide you want to live here, the chances are good you will be able to get quality health care at an affordable price.

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Pentagon Plans To Send Six Gitmo Detainees To Uruguay

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay, two Obama administration off...

Love Bite: Why Uruguayans Revere Luis Suárez

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

People have expressed incredulity: how could Suárez do that, again (the third biting incident in his professional career)? Perhaps more shockingly, how could the Uruguayan national team and its coach, its fans, and even Uruguay's President defend his actions?

Fire Klinsmann. Hire Donovan.

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
James Marshall Crotty

Let's step back and do a reality check for a moment, shall we? We like to think we are good at that here in America. So, here's the mea culpa about the U.S. performance at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.