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Simulation or Just Unwelcome Gamesmanship, FIFA's World Cup 2014 Drops a Rousing Kick-Off in Brazil!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

To the human eye, without the benefit of replay, it's easy to be conned by players simulating being fouled. Sorry, simulation, you ask? Okay, let's call it what it is -- cheating!

World Cup Preview: Loaded Group D Will Hinge on Veteran Leaders, Young Talent

Eight by Eight | Posted 07.30.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

Incorporating both experience and exciting young talent, such as Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy, Italy will be hoping for a good tournament, which, if they were to go all the way, would see captain Buffon become the third keeper to lift the trophy.

Why U.S. Companies Are Increasingly Unwelcomed in South America

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

It is in this wider regional context that President Mujica's efforts have to be understood: of countries that feel wronged by the way transnational corporations conduct their affairs in Latin America.

Why Uruguay's Government Won't Make Money Off Legal Weed

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Latino Voices

By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO, May 19 (Reuters) - Uruguay will exempt marijuana production and sales from taxes in a bid to ensure pri...

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...

Inside Uruguay

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

There's A Lot More To Uruguay's Legal Weed Than The $1-A-Gram Price

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices

The regulations for Uruguay’s legalized, government-controlled marijuana trade went into effect Tuesday, though it will still be a few months before...

Uruguay Unveils Details for World's First National Legal Marijuana Market

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Hannah Hetzer

On Friday, Uruguay released its long-anticipated regulations accompanying the law that was signed into effect last December, which made it the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.

UN Criticizes Uruguay For Legalizing Weed, While Praising Country That Executes Drug Dealers

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.18.2014 | Latino Voices

The United Nations continues to chastise Uruguay for legalizing weed, even as it praises a country that has been condemned by human rights organizatio...

10 Things We Can All Learn From Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica first caught international attention when he was dubbed the "world's poorest president". The austere leader donates ...

Uruguay Will Grow Its Marijuana In Military Facility

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

Uruguay said Thursday it agreed to take five prisoners from Guantanamo, as US President Barack Obama works to fulfill his years-old promise to close t...

The Trillion-dollar Question: Who Owns Emerging Market Government Debt?

Serkan Arslanalp | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Serkan Arslanalp

There are a trillion reasons to care about who owns emerging market debt. That's how much money global investors have poured into in these government...

Uruguayan President To United States: Legalize It!

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | Latino Voices

The president of Uruguay wants more countries to legalize weed. Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, President José Mujica called on the United State...

The Unbeatable Views At Uruguay's Casapueblo Hotel Will Make You Want To Move In

Posted 02.06.2014 | Travel

One of Uruguay's biggest tourist draws sits 20 minutes from Punta del Este, a huge draw in its own right thanks to its stunning beaches and party scen...

Is The 'Smoketel' The Strangest Travel Idea Yet?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Poor cigarette smokers. As nonsmoking spaces become the norm in the U.S. and around the world, it must be hard for them to find hotel rooms where they're allowed to light up.

Uruguay's Turn To Shine With Wine

John Mariani | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

There is a trickle of good wines coming into the American market and they are priced to compete with other Latin American wines.

Where The World May Soon Get Its Weed

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Foreign countries may soon be buying their weed from Uruguay. Countries that permit the medicinal use of marijuana -- including Canada, Chile and ...

Uruguay's Neighbors Now Considering Legalization Of Pot

Global Post | Simeon Tegel | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru — Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin A...

Uruguay, Little Trailblazer That Could

Carolina De Robertis | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Carolina De Robertis

Uruguay has been receiving an avalanche of worldwide recognition. The Guardian called the entire country "heroic," Foreign Policy named President Mujica among its "100 Leading Global Thinkers," and The Economist named Uruguay its first-ever "Country of the Year." What's spurring all the attention?

The Many Faces Of Pepe Mujica, Legalizer Of Weed (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica has made international headlines for leading a pioneering effort to legalize marijuana. Get to know the many s...

The Economist Recognizes How Awesome Weed-Legalizing Uruguay Is

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay may have been criticized by the U.N. agency charged with overseeing illegal drugs, but the South American country is earning praise from The E...

Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President Has More Love To Give

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2013 | Latino Voices

The first president to legalize weed still has a lot more to give. When Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica finishes his term, he plans to...

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Uruguay's Prez Rips Into U.N. Official Over Marijuana Law: ‘Stop Lying'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

José “Pepe” Mujica shot back on Friday at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administ...