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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

The World's First Nation To Sell Marijuana Directly?

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Uruguay's president has made it clear that his plan for legalizing marijuana in the South American nation does not mean he favors ...

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.

Government Proposes Selling Weed To Fight Crime

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's national government said Wednesday it hopes to fight a growing crime problem by selling marijuana to citizens re...

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.

Uruguay Probes Possible Hospital Homicides

AP | RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 05.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Murder charges were filed against two male nurses Sunday and a female nurse was charged with covering up a crime in a case...

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 ...

Wife Of Uruguayan National Coach Attacked With Corrosive Liquid

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Police in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo say the wife of national soccer coach Oscar Tabarez was attacked with a corrosive...

Uruguay Revokes Dirty War Amnesty

AP | By RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Uruguay's Congress revoked amnesty for military officials charged with human rights abuses on Thursday, ending a deal between l...

Uruguay Jails Peacekeepers Accused Of Sexual Abuse In Haiti

AP | RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — A military judge ordered five Uruguayan sailors accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man jailed until a tribunal de...

Uruguay Apologizes For Alleged Sex Abuse In Haiti

AP | RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's president has apologized to the leader and people of Haiti for alleged sex abuse by some of his country's peacek...