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U.S. Transfers 6 Guantanamo Detainees to Uruguay

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Six men held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were flown to Uruguay for reset...

Uruguay's President Hands Money To Homeless Man During Live TV Interview

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

In front of the camera or not, this is just how President José Mujica rolls. The Uruguayan leader -- dubbed the "world's poorest president" becaus...

An "Alive" Andes Hero Gives Thanks, and Thoughts

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Ximena Ortiz

Leading into the Thanksgiving season, something in the bareness of the trees and drop in temperature made me think of my cousin, Roberto Canessa, one of the two "Alive" survivors that climbed a 14,774-foot headwall to save himself, his friends and, he explained on the phone, his mother waiting in Uruguay.

Uruguay's President Declines $1 Million Offer For Beloved Beetle

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Middle East's ultra-rich rarely have problems laying their hands on the super car of choice, whether it be a pimp...

Don't Worry, Government Weed Will Probably Remain Legal In Uruguay After All

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.30.2014 | Latino Voices

In the run up to elections over the weekend, it looked as though the opposition may gain enough momentum to throw cold water on Uruguay’s trailblazi...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

AFL-CIO and Uruguayan Workers in Solidarity to Protect Democracy From 'Corporate Courts'

Celeste Drake | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Celeste Drake

Why is the AFL-CIO standing in strong solidarity with the workers of Uruguay? We believe that the people, through their elected officials, should be the ones to determine which policies are best for their health, their environment and the general welfare.

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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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

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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!