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Uruguayan Prez Explains Why Legalizing Weed Is A 'Security Issue'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay’s trailblazing legislation legalizing the world’s first government-controlled weed market “began essentially as a security issue,” Pre...

Quality Health Care at an Affordable Price in Uruguay

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Uruguay is not a medical-tourism destination or a place where people come for the health care alone. However, if you fall in love with Uruguay, as I did, and decide you want to live here, the chances are good you will be able to get quality health care at an affordable price.

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Pentagon Plans To Send Six Gitmo Detainees To Uruguay

AP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay, two Obama administration off...

Love Bite: Why Uruguayans Revere Luis Suárez

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

People have expressed incredulity: how could Suárez do that, again (the third biting incident in his professional career)? Perhaps more shockingly, how could the Uruguayan national team and its coach, its fans, and even Uruguay's President defend his actions?

Fire Klinsmann. Hire Donovan.

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
James Marshall Crotty

Let's step back and do a reality check for a moment, shall we? We like to think we are good at that here in America. So, here's the mea culpa about the U.S. performance at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.

Win or Go Home at World Cup and Coulter's Disingenuous Soccer Shot Skies Into Row Z

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The USA team plays Belgium on July 1 and as infectiously positive coach Jurgen Klinsmann puts it: "Now we really get started. We have a very clear picture in front of us. You got to win no matter how. And, it's a good feeling, now we focus on one specific opponent to beat at a time."

Follow live: Colombia vs. Uruguay

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Colombia vs. Uruguay....

Suarez Nullifies Amazing Season with Liverpool in One Bite

David Shams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Shams

Regardless of your feelings about his playing style, Suarez will be remembered not for the 31 goals he scored in 33 Premier League games last season, but for his maddening penchant for biting opponents. I think we can all agree that's a shame.

Luis Suárez and the Morality of Biting

David Vanderveen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Vanderveen

FIFA, the governing body for World Cup soccer, is reviewing Suárez's actions and likely will issue a suspension for this outrageous assault. But the real question is what should or what ought Uruguay do?

Teams From the Americas Take A Bite Out Of 3 Former Champions

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Italy has the right to feel aggrieved. It remains to be seen if FIFA bans Suárez from the rest of the tournament or chooses to stick its head into the sand.

Live: Italy Battles To Stay In World Cup

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

Follow Live: Italy vs. Uruguay...

Obama Urges Cuba To Release Jailed U.S. Citizen

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has sent an indirect message to Cuban President Raúl C...

Climate Change This Week: the US Green Job Plan, India Boils, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

HIGHLIGHTS: Costa Rica Stuns Uruguay In World Cup Upset

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Don't count out los Ticos. In a stunning start to its 2014 World Cup campaign, Costa Rica dispatched Uruguay, 3-1. Costa Rica arrived in Brazil as...

Follow Live: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica....

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.

Prisoner In Uruguay Hacks U.S. Ambassador's Cellphone

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A prisoner in Uruguay tapped into the U.S. ambassador's cellphone and sent messages to some of her contacts in an attempt...

Roque Planas

Why The World's Poorest President Loves Foreign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...