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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 peo...

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...

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's Legal Marijuana Market Begins Rollout

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica signed the long-awaited rules for Uruguay's legal pot marketplace Tuesday, launching a rollout that...

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.

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...

Uruguay's Prez: Our Marijuana Market Will Be Better Than Colorado's

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says Uruguay's legal marijuana market will be much better than the system in Colorado, which doesn'...

This Is How Much Pot You Will Be Able To Buy Legally In Uruguay

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has a...

'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...

Medicinal Marijuana Headed To Uruguay Prisons

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health. Uruguay's...

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...

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 Artist Passed Away

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Carlos Paez Vilaro, a self-trained painter, sculptor, screenwriter, musician and architect who championed Afro-Uruguayan ...

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.

This World Leader Really Doesn't Like Wearing Suits

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — War! Imperialism! Formal attire! One after another, the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean denounced the ills of the world at ...

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 ...