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Latin America's growing middle classes are restless

Montevideo - "Juan Middle Class" may be a cartoon, but the problems he faces -- expensive schools, crummy healthcare, ballooning grocery bills -- are all too real for millions of newly middle-class Latin Americans.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Latin America's prisons in critical condition

Montevideo - Latin America's prisons are overcrowded, violent and sometimes lack even the most basic services, despite the fact that several of the region's current leaders themselves spent time behind bars.

Uruguay denies cold feet on taking Guantanamo detainees

Montevideo - Uruguay denied that it had delayed taking in six detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo, saying no date for the transfer had been set yet.

Uruguay begins registering marijuana growers

Montevideo - Just a handful of people had registered by midday Wednesday to be private growers of marijuana in Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize the production, sale and distribution of the drug.

Latin America comes out in force against Israel

Montevideo - Latin America's leaders are among the most vehement in condemning Israel's Gaza offensive -- labelling the Jewish state "terrorist", recalling ambassadors, and offering near-unanimous, unwavering support to Palestinians.

Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.

Uruguay marijuana sales delayed until 2015: President

Montevideo - Uruguay President Jose Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug.

Backpacker arrested for remaining in U.S half hour too long

A South American backpacker visiting the United States was locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. Diego Simonassi said he roamed freely with just a backpack in the United States for six months.

Norwegian man wins over $900 on bet after Suarez bites opponent

One fan won 5,600 Norwegian Krone which is around $916 after he bet that Luis Suarez would continue his habit of biting players during the World Cup.

Video: Watch Uruguay's Luis Suarez bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

Uruguay literally took a bite out of the Italy squad today as striker Luis Suarez allegedly bit Italian defender Chiellini in the shoulder in the 79th minute of Uruguay’s final Group G World Cup game against Italy.

Op-Ed: England still clinging to miracles to qualify in World Cup

If you read one newspaper in the UK this morning, it will actually scream the headlines — "We're Through!" But closer inspection points out a number of ifs and unlikely outcomes.

Tigre — History, art and nature in the growing Paraná River Delta Special

Tigre - The town of Tigre is located on an island of the Tigre River, one of the branches in the lower delta of the great Paraná River, a major tributary of the "Río de La Plata." The location is an important recreation area for residents of Buenos Aires.

Uruguay's president signs marijuana legalization rules

Montevideo - Uruguay's President Jose Mujica signed off on regulations for his country's landmark legalization of its marijuana market.

Uruguay sets cost of marijuana at less than a $1 a gram

Montevideo - Uruguay has set the price for pot at less than a dollar a gram, as it lays out rules for the government-regulated sale of marijuana in a daring, closely watched social experiment.

Uruguay sets marijuana sales at 10 grams per week

Montevideo - Uruguay said that consumers can purchase up to 10 grams of marijuana per week at less than $1 per gram, as the country embarks on a unique experiment in drug regulation.

Uruguay ex-minister, bank chief indicted over failed airline

Montevideo - A court on Friday indicted the head of one of Uruguay's top banks and its former economy minister on abuse of power charges linked to the collapse in 2012 of the country's national airline.

Op-Ed: Uruguay will accept Guantanamo inmates with conditions

Washington - The president of Uruguay Jose Mujica said that he would be willing to take five Guantanamo inmates but in return he claims to have asked the U.S. to release detained Cuban spies.
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