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Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed

Uruguayan pharmacies on Thursday criticized the government's plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in their stores.

Uruguay’s ‘Pepe’ Mujica: Regulating marijuana ‘robs narcos of the market’

During his brief stay in Costa Rica, Uruguay's ex-President José Mujica (2010-2015) commented on his administration’s experience passing controversial laws, including medical marijuana and gay common-law marriage.

Uruguay to probe dictatorship crimes

Uruguay has created a commission to probe human rights violations perpetrated from 1968 to 1985 as the government cracked down brutally on a leftist rebellion.

New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Tabaré Vázquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer José Mujica's colorful rule.

US prepares to ramp up transfers from Guantanamo

U.S. officials, describing administration plans to significantly reduce the Guantanamo population over the next six months, said they are in talks with a wide range of countries that they hope will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer.

Mujica: US admits former Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay had no ties to terrorism

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – The United States has assured Uruguay that "no information exists" to link to terrorist activities to six former Guantanamo prisoners now living in the South American country, Uruguay's President José Mujica said Tuesday. Mujica also showed a letter in which the refugees express their "eternal gratitude."

6 Guantanamo detainees turned over to Uruguay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six detainees held at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to Uruguay over the weekend, months after the South American country agreed to accept the men, the Pentagon announced Sunday.

Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America

While most of the more than three million refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict have flooded into neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Turkey, a growing number are defying language barriers and distance to try their luck in Latin America.

Latin American left faces three key presidential votes in October

Three Latin American countries hold elections next month -- Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia -- a crunch test for ruling leftists seeking to bolster budding dynasties in the face of a regional slowdown.

Wild World Cup morning: Suárez gets four month suspension; two Ghana stars kicked off team; flooding in Recife before US-Germany

Flooding hit the northeastern Brazilian city hosting the U.S.-Germany World Cup clash, blocking roads and forcing cars to slow through rising water.

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