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Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Former Foreign Relations Secretary Jorge Castañeda said in an interview published by the Brazilian press that Mexico should enact a marijuana law like the one passed by Uruguayan lawmakers on July 31 as part of an effort to fight drug trafficking and drug abuse. continue reading »

SPAIN: Naked Man on Scooter Leads Police on Low-Speed Chase

SPAIN: Naked Man on Scooter Leads Police on Low-Speed Chase

A naked and drunk man reportedly led Spanish authorities on a low-speed chase over the weekend. On Sunday, police in Utrera, Spain responded to calls of a naked man unsteadily riding a m continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 188th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 188th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 188-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

Uruguayan Researches Develop Technique to Tell Sex of Baby Before Seventh Week

A Uruguayan laboratory is offering its customers the possibility of identifying the sex of their babies before the seventh week of pregnancy. continue reading »

Liverpool Refuses to Sell Luis Suarez At Any Price

Liverpool Refuses to Sell Luis Suarez At Any Price

The principal owner of Liverpool FC vowed that the club would not sell Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez this summer at any price. "We are not going to sell Luis," U.S. magnate John W. Henry said during a brief stop in Liverpool. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said in Havana Thursday that he held a stimulating, wide-ranging conversation with former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro. continue reading »

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Edinson Cavani Joins Paris Saint-Germain for $84 Million

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Tuesday that it has signed Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract. The defending Ligue 1 champion paid Napoli 64 million euros ($84 million) - a record in French soccer - for Cavani, who led Italy's Serie A with 29 goals last season. continue reading »

Brazil Heads to Confederations Cup Finals After Defeating Uruguay 2-1

Brazil Heads to Confederations Cup Finals After Defeating Uruguay 2-1

Host nation Brazil triumphed 2-1 over Uruguay here Wednesday in a tough, penalty-filled match to claim a berth in the Confederations Cup final. continue reading »

Law Authoritizing Elective Abortions in Uruguay Survives Call for Referendum

Law Authoritizing Elective Abortions in Uruguay Survives Call for Referendum

A proposal for a national referendum on undoing the Uruguayan Congress' decision to decriminalize abortion garnered only 234,670 votes, far fewer than the 655,000 needed to secure a plebiscite, electoral officials said Monday. continue reading »

Uruguay One Step Closer to Confed Cup Semi-Finals with 2-1 Win over Nigeria

Uruguay One Step Closer to Confed Cup Semi-Finals with 2-1 Win over Nigeria

Veteran Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan scored his team's winning goal in a 2-1 victory here over Nigeria in the Confederations Cup, giving a big boost to La Celeste's chances of qualifying for the semifinals. continue reading »

Uruguayan Soccer Coach Prepares Team Against Spain

Uruguayan Soccer Coach Prepares Team Against Spain

The manager of Uruguay's national soccer team on Saturday continued to ponder his strategy and lineup for his team's opening Group B Confederations Cup match against Spain. continue reading »

Most Peaceful Countries in Latin America

Most Peaceful Countries in Latin America

Annually, the Institute for Economics and Peace rank the world's nations according to the Global Peace Index. This year 162 nations were evaluated, Iceland (GPI score: 1.16) ranked most peaceful and Afghanistan (GPI score: 3.44) ranked least peaceful. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Asks Spain to Play Decisive Role in EU-Mercosur Accord

Uruguayan President Asks Spain to Play Decisive Role in EU-Mercosur Accord

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica on Sunday asked Spain to play a decisive role in the negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur to ensure that they are fruitful and an association agreement that includes free trade can be concluded. continue reading »

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

A retired Argentine military officer wanted for crimes committed during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" against the left has been arrested in the Uruguayan capital, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Catholic Majority Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Catholic Majority Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage

The Latin American country of Uruguay has approved same sex marriage, becoming the second country in the region to do so. continue reading »