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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Being Gay, Latino and Fearless

Marcos Saldivar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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.

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...

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 first 12 ...

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?

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.

Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana, As Latin American Momentum for Drug Policy Reform Continues

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Ethan Nadelmann

Colombia's Constitutional Court Friday approved the government's proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cocaine and marijuana for personal use.

Corruption, Democracy, and the Search for a Better World

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Wal-Mart is making the headlines with the FCPA corruption case it faces in Mexico. But anyone who has been on the ground trying to close business in c...

Opening Russia

Ed Gerwin | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Bringing democratic reform to Russia will require concerted effort by the United States, our allies, NGOs, and the Russian people. Opening Russia's market under WTO rules can play a useful role in this effort.

Movie review: Silent House

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Silent House is one of those gimmick-movies that you can easily imagine beginning with a conversation along the lines of, "Hey, you know what would be...

Does Britannia Rule the Waves in the S. Atlantic? Argentina Thinks So.

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.12.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Argentina's foreign minister wants the United Nations to mediate with Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and accused London of militarizing the south Atlantic. "Rubbish," responded Britain's ambassador.

How Celebrities Made These South American Destinations Famous

Oasis Collections | Posted 03.21.2012 | Travel
Oasis Collections

What do Brigitte Bardot, Albert Einstein and the Rat Pack have in common? They each helped make previously unknown South American towns into popular destinations.

Uruguay Prodded by G-20 to End Bank Secrecy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 02.13.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

As the rich flock to Punta del Este to visit their money over the long Christmas season known as la temporada, Uruguay faces diplomatic pressure from ...

Superwoman in Feather Earrings

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

There are very few Latino entrepreneurs with disabilities who are visible. Erika jumped at the chance to talk publicly about the challenges she had overcome in order to fulfill her aspirations of being a designer.

Uruguay Wins Record 15th Copa America Title

AP/The Huffington Post | By TALES AZZONI | Posted 09.23.2011 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Forlan scored twice and Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay 3-0 Sunday. Lui...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 09.20.2011 | New York
Len Berman

With NFL labor peace breaking out, I hope they declare a moratorium on news conferences to announce the blessed event. I can hear it now. Both sides saying how they "sacrificed" in the name of making a deal.

OUCH! Soccer Player Takes Free Kick To The Groin

Posted 09.11.2011 | Sports

Ouch! Last Friday during a match with Chile, Uruguayan forward Alvaro Gonzalez took a free kick right to the groin, in a moment that was captured t...

Delaunay, Camnitzer and Cone: Art, Transformations and Identity on an Upper Fifth Avenue Museum Stroll

Monroe Price | Posted 07.20.2011 | Arts
Monroe Price

Have these disparate institutions of upper 5th Avenue unconsciously created a kind of ode to the immigrant experience, drawn from three different eras, three geographical settings, three different roles and histories?