October 26, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Uruguay began voting on Sunday to elect a new president to succeed current leader Jose Mujica. Mujica's leftist party, the Broad Front, is being represented by former President Tabare Vazquez. The opposing right wing party, the National Party, is being represented by Luis Lacalle Pou. Though Muji... ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Department of Defense (DOD) has notified Congress that it intends to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay, officials said Wednesday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly notified Congress about the transfers last week, which are scheduled to take place as soon as next month. ...[read more]
May 3, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Authorities in Uruguay on Friday released details to explain how marijuana will be produced and legally sold in the country, following legislation proposed by President Jose Mujica. Uruguay is the first country in the world to have a system that regulates marijuana production, sale and ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica announced on Thursday that his country has agreed with US President Barack Obama to take five inmates at Guantanamo Bay, reportedly stating that they would be "welcome to work and stay with their families in Uruguay." Obama is attempting to live up to his promise ...[read more]
December 25, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has signed into law a controversial plan to oversee the production and sale of marijuana in Uruguay. The Uruguayan Senate passed the measure to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana earlier this month. The bill makes Uruguay the first country to ...[read more]
December 11, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
Uruguay's Senate on Tuesday passed a measure to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. The bill, if signed into law by President Jose Mujica, will make Uruguay the first country in the world to have a system that regulates marijuana production, sale and consumption. The bill, ...[read more]
August 1, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The lower house of the Uruguayan Congress on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow the national government to take charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana. The legislation passed by a vote of 50-46 but still has to be approved by the Senate in order to become effective. ...[read more]
May 26, 2013
by Addison Morris
Col. Alberto Julio Candiotti, a former Argentinian military officer who was wanted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 "Dirty War", was arrested Thursday in Montevideo, Uruguay. Information for the whereabouts of the 68-year-old, who was residing in the city with his wife, was ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Brazil's National Council of Justice on Tuesday ruled that notaries public cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in Brazil. The decision follows legislation in Argentina and Uruguay, which both legalized same-sex marriage in recent years. ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Uruguay's House of Representatives gave final approval on Thursday of the Marriage Equality Law, which allows same-sex couples to marry. Uruguay's Senate approved the bill last week. The bill passed the lower house of congress with 71 of 92 lawmakers voting in favor, despite strong opposition ...[read more]

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