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In Uruguay, green school 'plants seeds' for planet

Balneario Sol - A building made of tires and glass and plastic bottles, off the grid and non-polluting: a village in Uruguay is home to a fully sustainable school -- and a bold experiment in green citizenship.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate free to continue hunger strike: judge

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate whose health is failing is free to continue his long hunger strike, ruled a Uruguayan judge.

Ex-Gitmo inmate in Uruguay exits coma, resumes hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay but demanding to be reunited with his family has resumed a hunger strike after coming out of a coma, his doctor said Thursday.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo prisoner in Uruguay in 'coma'

Montevideo - A former inmate at the US Guantanamo military prison who was resettled in Uruguay has slipped into a coma after a lengthy hunger strike, a medical worker told AFP Wednesday.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo inmate leaves Uruguay hospital

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay left hospital Saturday after being admitted amid a long hunger strike.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate in Uruguay hospital after hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate who was resettled in Uruguay was hospitalized, suffering from the effects of a prolonged hunger strike, a source said.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate declares hunger strike in Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay in 2014 has declared a hunger strike after being deported from Venezuela in a failed attempt to reunite with his family in Turkey.

Venezuela sends ex-Guantanamo inmate back to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials said Tuesday.

Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former prisoner at the US Guantanamo Bay military center being held by Venezuela after going missing from Uruguay will be returned there Sunday, a key mediator said.

Enterprising Uruguayan inmates make bricks, pizzas

Montevideo - Alvaro Brusti had never worked in his life before he wound up behind bars for armed robbery.Now after five years inside, the 34-year-old is running his own company, in an unusual scheme at a Uruguayan jail.

Uruguay wins case against US tobacco firm

Montevideo - Uruguay won an arbitration case against US tobacco giant Philip Morris, which sued the state claiming its strict anti-tobacco law harmed the cigarette maker's business, both sides said.

Uruguay to sign up smokers to buy state marijuana

Montevideo - Uruguay will this month start signing up smokers to buy marijuana from pharmacies in the world's first scheme for state-production and sale of the drug, an official source said Wednesday.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 3,600

Nueva Helvecia - Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 3,600 from their homes in recent days, authorities said.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 2,000: authorities

Nueva Helvecia - Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2,000 from their homes in recent days, authorities said Sunday.

S.America holds crisis meeting as Zika 'nightmare' spreads

Montevideo - South American health ministers held an emergency meeting on slowing the spread of the Zika virus, dubbed a "nightmare" by hard-hit Brazil, where it is blamed for brain damage in babies.

South America vows to wipe out Zika-spreading mosquito

Montevideo - South American countries vowed Wednesday to eliminate the mosquitoes spreading Zika, the virus blamed for brain damage in babies, after a US patient caught it by having sex.

LatAm hands climate bill to rich world at summit

Montevideo - Latin America will demand that the richest and most polluting countries foot the bill for reducing harmful emissions at the world climate summit starting Monday.

Treasure hunter seeks gold in sunken British ship off Uruguay

Colonia Del Sacramento - More than 250 years after Spanish forces sank the British warship Lord Clive off the coast of Uruguay, treasure hunter Ruben Collado is working to raise it from its watery grave.

Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed

Montevideo - Uruguayan chemists on Thursday criticized the government's plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the country's pharmacies.

Latin America joins effort to stem refugee crisis

Montevideo - As Europe struggles to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing bloody conflicts in Syria and beyond, far-away Latin America is increasingly stepping up pledges to take in refugees.
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