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Supporting Uruguay in the Legal Regulation of Marijuana

Fernando Henrique Cardoso | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Fernando Henrique Cardoso

How much of this money is used to corrupt the security forces along the borders of source countries? How much of this money is used to bribe police or is laundered through financial institutions? These are not impacts of drug use. They are impacts of a policy that does not accept real-world conditions.

My Most Memorable Days as an Expat in Uruguay | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty

More than once I thought, This scene would be perfect for a Norman Rockwell print. I felt like I had gone back in time to a rural American experience, where life was simpler and perhaps more innocent.

Uruguay II: Great New Wine and Food Destinations

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Uruguay's booming economy and rapidly improving wine culture are creating great options for wine and food holidays in this delightful small South American country, with its great beaches and increasingly delicious wines.

Paulinho's Header Sends Brazil to Confederations Cup Final With 2-1 Victory Over Uruguay

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil clinched a 2-1 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday to advance to the finals to the Confederations Cup and defend their Confederations Cup title at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

Uruguayans Decide If Abortion Law Goes To Referendum

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The most liberal abortion law in South America withstood a challenge Sunday as Uruguayan opponents failed to attract enoug...

Uruguay Part I: Small Country Makes Big, Flavorful Wines

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.19.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

The grape that has garnered the most attention in Uruguay, becoming the country's signature grape the way Malbec is for Argentina, is Tannat.

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Solution to Latin America's Fractured Trade Regime?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Many hope an agreement on the TPP will provide a much-needed boost to a still prostrate global economy, but what is being widely hailed as profound progress in the evolution of trade integration globally is having the opposite effect in Latin America.

James Bond Aficionado Obama Sends U.S. Navy Seals to Uruguay: What's Behind The Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that Venezuela's larger-than-life Hugo Chávez has vanished from the political landscape, what does the future hold for South America?

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (...

WATCH: Multiple Marriage Equality Bills Near Vote

Matt Baume | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Get ready: we're about to see major marriage news in at least two states. Rhode Island and Delaware are rocking towards legislative votes, and that means we could see access to marriage dramatically expand just in time for summer.

Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan lawmakers voted Wednesday to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas ...

Being Gay, Latino and Fearless

Marcos Saldivar | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Marcos Saldivar

It's a small effort that by no means deserves praise, but if coming out to my family means preventing even one less oppressed gay person, it's worth facing my feelings of trepidation. It's worth enduring an awkward Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

The Next Latin American Country To Legalize Gay Marriage?

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's Senate on Tuesday voted to legalize gay marriage by approving a single law governing matrimony for heterosexuals...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Secluded Beaches

Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel

The romance of a secluded beach has everything to do with the view. What you see: Blue water lapping against clean sand and rolling back into an expan...

Professional Travelers Share Their 2013 Itineraries

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

So many places to see, so little time. To help make planning a great escape in the new year more breezy and less run-of-the-mill, a few travel bloggers and I chime in on the destinations that top our 2013 travel bucket lists.

Huge News For Uruguay's LGBT Community

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Lawmakers in taboo-breaking Uruguay voted to legalize gay marriage late Tuesday night, approving a single law governing marriag...

Meet The Most Generous World Leader

Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact

Uruguay has an impressive GDP considering it’s the second-smallest nation in South America, but its president lives more like a pauper –- on purpo...

Govt May Become Uruguay's Leading Pot Dealer

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country's leading pot dealer on Thursday, as lawmakers for...

Uruguay: New Abortion Law Breaks Ground for Women's Rights

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

In a historic move this week, Uruguayan President José Mujica has signed into law a bill that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the fir...

Legal Abortion And Marijuana Dealing Make Uruguay One-Of-A-Kind

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amster...

Domestic Workers Inspire the Global Movement for Rights

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

It is clear now more than ever that the labor movement and the domestic workers' movement need to continue to work together to protect the rights of all workers.

Uruguay: A Secular Outpost Legalizes Abortion

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Nigel Barber

Uruguay is as secular as Switzerland or Germany, and it just legalized abortion. Given that poorer countries are generally more religious, one would expect Uruguay to be more devout than Germany. Why is religion so weak there?

Deadly Storm Rips Through South America

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- A powerful storm killed five people and injured 81 in Paraguay as it blew across the southern cone of South America on Wednesday...

Uruguay Holds On To Win First Olympics Match

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

MANCHESTER, England -- Substitute Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the second half to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates in men's Olymp...

Latin America Wants Drug Peace; Washington Demands More War

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Drug War is over. The U.S. government hasn't stopped arresting people for using pot and other illicit substances. But no one seriously believes Washington is going to "win," whatever that means.