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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.
In the Media by Ana Inés Cibils, Maria Lorente (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

Luis Suarez kicked out of World Cup, banned 4 months for bite

FIFA has kicked Luis Suarez out of the World Cup, banning him 4 months from soccer/football related activity for his bite on Italian Giorgio Chiellini. FIFA also said Suarez was fined $100,000 Swiss francs (U.S.$120,000).
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 7 comments

Man bites man is news in World Cup and meme on social media

Rio De Janeiro - Even though it was so obviously a possibility that a Norwegian site had posted odds on it happening, a Uruguayan striker’s bite out of an Azzurri opponent was the rage of the social media Wednesday.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Tabarez's Uruguay stay true to their strengths to slip past Italy

Before Uruguay and Italy made their trip to Brazil, neither manager would imagine that they would suffer defeats against Costa Rica.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Scots fan at England v Uruguay goes viral (video)

Glasgow - It was a tense game as England faced Uruguay in the World Cup on Thursday night, with fans across the UK glued to their televisions. Imagine their surprise when one of the supporters wearing blue and white wasn't quite what they expected.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Tabarez outwits Hodgson as Suarez's brace sinks England

In a match between two sides that prefer to play on the counterattack, Luis Suarez’s ruthless finishing made the difference.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014 - Teams capable of overachieving in Brazil

Over the past week, I’ve provided in-depth previews of the legitimate favourites heading into the World Cup, but the great thing about this sport is the element of surprise.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Ana Inés Cibils (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

Uruguay seeks US release of jailed Cubans

Montevideo - Uruguay's President Jose Mujica said Friday he has asked Washington to release Cuban prisoners held in the United States in return for his country taking Guantanamo detainees.Mujica on Thursday said his government had agreed to receive detainees from t...
In the Media by AFP

Trailblazer Uruguay plans legal marijuana sales by year's end

Santiago - Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by year's end, using cloned plants, President Jose Mujica said Wednesday.Mujica, speaking to a local newspaper during a visit to Chile, said the process was complex beca...
In the Media by AFP

Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans

Montevideo - Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law.Global drugs body the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned Uruguay and the US states of Colorado ...
In the Media by AFP

South American road trip, in photos Special

I've always wanted to set off on the Mother of All Roadtrips, starting in northern Alaska and driving all the way down to the tip of South America.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

One year after legalization, 6,676 abortions in Uruguay

Montevideo - Tiny Uruguay, one of the few Latin American countries to have legalized abortion, saw 6,676 procedures in its first year allowing the practice, authorities said Monday.The number amounts to nine out of every 1,000 women age 15 to 44 having had the free...
In the Media by AFP

Unlike U.S. law, cannabis and heroin no longer equal in Italy

Italy's constitutional court has declared a law that tripled sentences for selling, cultivating and possessing cannabis "illegitimate" and has overturned it. Antigone, a prison rights group, say the law has caused prison overcrowding.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Uruguay marijuana law paves way for sleep study

Montevideo - Uruguayan scientists, taking advantage of their country's legalization of marijuana, will study the long-term effects of the drug on sleep, a local newspaper reported.
In the Media by AFP

Colombian rebels say Santos govt escalates war

Havana - FARC guerrillas Thursday accused President Juan Manuel Santos of escalating the war in Colombia even as his government engages in peace talks here.
In the Media by AFP

Uruguay leader signs marijuana law

Montevideo - Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has signed into law the government's controversial plan to oversee the production and sale of marijuana, his office said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: UN claims that Uruguay's marijuana legalization violates treaty

The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned Uruguay that its recent legalization of marijuana violates a 1961 treaty on on narcotic drugs. At the time the treaty was pushed by the United States.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Uruguay legalizes marijuana trade

Montevideo - Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to legalize the growing, sale and recreational use of marijuana.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Jose Mujica world's 'poorest president' legalizes marijuana

Montevideo - Uruguay will become the first country to entirely legalize marijuana once the legalization law passes the Senate later this year. Mujica's bill would license and enforce rules for production, distribution, and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments

Uruguay legalizes gay marriage

Montevideo - Uruguay has become the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to achieve marriage equality after the country's Congress approved a measure to legalize same-sex marriages.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Uruguay senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Montevideo - Uruguay's senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, bringing the South American nation one step closer to becoming the 12th nation to achieve marriage equality.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Video: Unbelievable double save made by Peru goalkeeper

San Juan - In what may be one of the most spectacular double saves ever seen in football, a Peruvian goalkeeper managed to deny two scoring attempts by a player from Uruguay during the South America U-20 Championship.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Uruguay: Meet Jose Mujica, 'world's poorest president'

Montevideo - While leaders of other poor countries live in mansions and MPs take up residence in plush hotel suites, Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay, lives on an old farmhouse, having shunned the luxury of the presidential palace in the capital city of Montevideo.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Government sold-joints in Uruguay to be historic first

Drug dealers selling marijuana in Uruguay may soon have some new competition: the government. Uruguay's government said Wednesday it hopes to sell marijuana to citizens, making it the first country in the world to do so.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation ...
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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The Presidential guard dog, a three-legged mutt
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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Bridge and gate to the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
Bridge and gate to the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
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The goalkeeper for Peru manages to prevent an Uruguay player from scoring.
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The goalkeeper for Peru manages to prevent an Uruguay player from scoring.
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Map of Rio de la Plata showing the locations of Buenos Aires  Argentina  and Colonia del Sacramento ...
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Map of Rio de la Plata showing the locations of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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Nacional supporters unfurl a record breaking 30000 square metre flag at the Centenario stadium  Mont...
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Nacional supporters unfurl a record breaking 30000 square metre flag at the Centenario stadium, Montevideo.
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Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento in Colonia  Uruguay. The original building dates from 1680  at t...
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Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento in Colonia, Uruguay. The original building dates from 1680, at the time of the founding of the Portuguese colony and it is considered the oldest church in Uruguay. The current building is the result of several restorations, the latest in 1836.
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Gay activists in Uruguay
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Gay activists in Uruguay
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Old stone house in the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento.
Old stone house in the historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento.
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A marijuana sample
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A marijuana sample
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Uruguay president Jose Mujica  known as the  poorest president
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Uruguay president Jose Mujica, known as the 'poorest president'
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The Portuguese built their cobblestoned roads so the rainwater would drain along the middle, instead of next to the sidewalks.
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Armas Square and Palacio Salvo  Montevideo.
Armas Square and Palacio Salvo, Montevideo.
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Old stone house in Calle de San Pedro (St. Peter s Street)  Colonia del Sacramento  Uruguay.
Old stone house in Calle de San Pedro (St. Peter's Street), Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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This very old pink house is one of the most photographed buildings in the Street of Sighs  Colonia d...
This very old pink house is one of the most photographed buildings in the Street of Sighs, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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President José Mujica of Uruguay and former president of Brazil Lula da Silva in 2010.
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President José Mujica of Uruguay and former president of Brazil Lula da Silva in 2010.
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Plenty of horse-drawn carts still navigate the streets of the Uruguayan capital.
Plenty of horse-drawn carts still navigate the streets of the Uruguayan capital.
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Uruguay President Jose Mujica, known as the 'poorest president'
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