iOS app Android app


November 29: A Significant Date in Arab-Israeli History

David Harris | Posted 11.28.2015 | World
David Harris

Sixty-eight years ago, following the recommendation of a decisive majority of the 11-member United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, the UN General Assembly met to consider Resolution 181. The measure called for the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states in the land west of the Jordan River

Building a Code of Intimacy: Loving in English and Spanish

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 11.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Garcia

It turned out that my Spanish-speaking self was more seemingly diffident. In Spanish, I did not have the ability to pluck the perfect word out of the great web of semantics, and, therefore, I seemed less assertive when I spoke. In English, on the other hand, I was a feminist, a woman who knew exactly what she wanted, and knew how to communicate that with precision. It was depressing that men who knew this side of me didn't seem to like it.

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

Thrillist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel

Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.

Abortion -- It Should Be Your Decision After All

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Tewodros Melesse

Globally, approximately 85 million women each year will experience an unintended pregnancy. If those who do not want to continue with a pregnancy are denied their right to an abortion through safe and legal means, they will seek an unsafe abortion.

Soccer Player Banned After Touching Opposing Player, Uh, Inappropriately

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.25.2015 | Sports

This incident was BEYOND below-the-belt.

Trade and Sovereignty

David Morris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
David Morris

If the TPP's enforcement mechanisms were as toothless as those of labor side agreements or the ILO Declaration there would be no need for fast track. If the labor side agreements or the ILO Declaration had enforcement mechanisms as vigorous as those of the TPP I daresay the vote on fast track would be lopsidedly against.

A 'License to Kill'? 6 Million Lives at Stake Every Year

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

If Philip Morris wins its case against Uruguay forcing them to scrap its laws aimed at safeguarding public health, smoking bans in other countries will also be threatened. Philip Morris will have a "license to kill". A ruling is expected very soon from the ICSID, a branch of the World Bank.

How Commodity-Dependent Are Latin American Economies?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The end of the upswing phase of the commodity price super-cycle after its peak in 2011 has lowered economic growth prospects in most of Latin America. While that broad statement can hardly be disputed, chapter 3 of the latest IMF Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook called attention to underlying significant differences among countries in the region.

Why Paraguay Is A Fantastic Spot For Budget-Conscious Travelers

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Paraguay is a bargain. Everything is cheap. Right now, everything is especially cheap for anyone with U.S. dollars in his wallet. The dollar is at a five-year high against the guaraní.

Soccer Star Luis Suarez Surprises Young Cancer Patient With Emotional Video Call

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

Luis Suarez may have a fierce reputation on the field, but when he's not playing soccer, he can be a pretty compassionate guy. Fundación Pérez S...

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 05.26.2015 | 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 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.

Retire To This Latin American Paradise For Just $1,200 A Month | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty

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

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...