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Uruguay vote headed for runoff

Montevideo - Uruguay's leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou are headed into a November 30 runoff after a presidential vote failed to deliver an outright winner.

Uruguay vote headed for runoff: exit polls

Montevideo - Leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will head into a November 30 runoff after Sunday's presidential vote failed to give a clear winner, exit polls showed.

Uruguay Presidential Election — ‘Pepe’ calls voting with bonhomie

Montevideo - Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica was one of the first citizens to vote today in his country’s general election. He asked his countrymen to cast their ballots "with bonhomie, joy and peace."

Uruguay votes for Mujica successor

Montevideo - Uruguayans voted Sunday to elect a successor to President Jose Mujica, a folksy iconoclast whose leftist coalition is battling sharp challenges to its decade in power.

Uruguayan left seeks to extend decade-long rule

Montevideo - Ten years after surging to power for the first time, Uruguay's left is trying to hold onto it Sunday in elections to pick the successor to folksy iconoclast Jose Mujica.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.
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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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Nacional supporters unfurl a record breaking 30000 square metre flag at the Centenario stadium  Mont...
Nacional supporters unfurl a record breaking 30000 square metre flag at the Centenario stadium, Montevideo.
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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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Argentinian playmaker  Lionel Messi  is  blocked by  a Uruguayan defender during their quarterfinal ...
Argentinian playmaker, Lionel Messi, is blocked by a Uruguayan defender during their quarterfinal match in Copa America 2011. Uruguay went on to beat Argentina 5-4 on penalties.
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Old Portuguese style street in Colonia del Sacramento  Uruguay.
Old Portuguese style street in 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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Uruguay is an antique car-lover s paradise. Even the junkyards are full of gems.
Uruguay is an antique car-lover's paradise. Even the junkyards are full of gems.
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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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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation ...
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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Map of Rio de la Plata showing the locations of Buenos Aires  Argentina  and Colonia del Sacramento ...
Map of Rio de la Plata showing the locations of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
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The Presidential guard dog  a three-legged mutt
The Presidential guard dog, a three-legged mutt
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Cobblestone street with the Basilica of Sanctissimo Sacramento in the background.
Cobblestone street with the Basilica of Sanctissimo Sacramento in the background.
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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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Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento in Colonia  Uruguay. The original building dates from 1680  at t...
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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Mark McConville wearing his  Jimmy hat  and waving the saltire
Mark McConville wearing his 'Jimmy hat' and waving the saltire
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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 Portuguese built their cobblestoned roads so the rainwater would drain along the middle  instead...
The Portuguese built their cobblestoned roads so the rainwater would drain along the middle, instead of next to the sidewalks.
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A marijuana sample
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The Presidential  limo   a 1987 VW Beetle
The Presidential "limo," a 1987 VW Beetle
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