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'World's Poorest President' May Be Worth More Than You Think

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth. Mujica's insistence on living simply has earned him the...

Medicinal Marijuana Headed To Uruguay Prisons

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health. Uruguay's...

President Of Uruguay Would Treat Guantanamo Detainees As Refugees

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president says any Guantanamo detainees his country takes will be treated as refugees and will be free to trave...

President Says Uruguay Is Open To Guantanamo Detainees

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president indicated Thursday he's open to taking some former terror suspects still held at Guantanamo Bay, but ...

What Uruguayans Think Of Pepe Mujica

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica's cantankerous personality, homespun oratory and simple ways have made him wildly popular...

UN Criticizes Uruguay For Legalizing Weed, While Praising Country That Executes Drug Dealers

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.18.2014 | Latino Voices

The United Nations continues to chastise Uruguay for legalizing weed, even as it praises a country that has been condemned by human rights organizatio...

10 Things We Can All Learn From Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica first caught international attention when he was dubbed the "world's poorest president". The austere leader donates ...

Uruguay Will Grow Its Marijuana In Military Facility

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

Uruguay said Thursday it agreed to take five prisoners from Guantanamo, as US President Barack Obama works to fulfill his years-old promise to close t...

The Trillion-dollar Question: Who Owns Emerging Market Government Debt?

Serkan Arslanalp | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Serkan Arslanalp

There are a trillion reasons to care about who owns emerging market debt. That's how much money global investors have poured into in these government...

Uruguayan Artist Passed Away

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Carlos Paez Vilaro, a self-trained painter, sculptor, screenwriter, musician and architect who championed Afro-Uruguayan ...

Uruguayan President To United States: Legalize It!

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | Latino Voices

The president of Uruguay wants more countries to legalize weed. Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, President José Mujica called on the United State...

The Unbeatable Views At Uruguay's Casapueblo Hotel Will Make You Want To Move In

Posted 02.06.2014 | Travel

One of Uruguay's biggest tourist draws sits 20 minutes from Punta del Este, a huge draw in its own right thanks to its stunning beaches and party scen...

Is The 'Smoketel' The Strangest Travel Idea Yet?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Poor cigarette smokers. As nonsmoking spaces become the norm in the U.S. and around the world, it must be hard for them to find hotel rooms where they're allowed to light up.

This World Leader Really Doesn't Like Wearing Suits

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — War! Imperialism! Formal attire! One after another, the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean denounced the ills of the world at ...

Uruguay's Turn To Shine With Wine

John Mariani | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

There is a trickle of good wines coming into the American market and they are priced to compete with other Latin American wines.

Where The World May Soon Get Its Weed

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Foreign countries may soon be buying their weed from Uruguay. Countries that permit the medicinal use of marijuana -- including Canada, Chile and ...

Uruguay's Neighbors Now Considering Legalization Of Pot

Global Post | Simeon Tegel | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru — Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin A...

Uruguay's President Signs Marijuana Law

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A spokesman for Uruguay's president says Jose Mujica has quietly signed into law the government's plan to create a regula...

Uruguay, Little Trailblazer That Could

Carolina De Robertis | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Carolina De Robertis

Uruguay has been receiving an avalanche of worldwide recognition. The Guardian called the entire country "heroic," Foreign Policy named President Mujica among its "100 Leading Global Thinkers," and The Economist named Uruguay its first-ever "Country of the Year." What's spurring all the attention?

The Many Faces Of Pepe Mujica, Legalizer Of Weed (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica has made international headlines for leading a pioneering effort to legalize marijuana. Get to know the many s...

The Economist Recognizes How Awesome Weed-Legalizing Uruguay Is

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay may have been criticized by the U.N. agency charged with overseeing illegal drugs, but the South American country is earning praise from The E...

Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President Has More Love To Give

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2013 | Latino Voices

The first president to legalize weed still has a lot more to give. When Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica finishes his term, he plans to...

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Uruguay's Prez Rips Into U.N. Official Over Marijuana Law: ‘Stop Lying'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

José “Pepe” Mujica shot back on Friday at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administ...

Uruguay: The Coolest Country on Earth

High Times | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
High Times

Pot is legal in Uruguay, and HIGH TIMES is not afraid to predict that there will be no cannajunkies mainlining THC on its streets anytime soon.