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Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Following the momentous vote by its smaller neighbor’s senate this month — making it the…  …

It’s official: Uruguay legalizes production and sale of cannabis

Government experiment reaches new heights as it attempts to regulate marijuana business and find alternative to war on drugs The world’s most far-reaching cannabis law was passed by the Uruguayan parliament, opening the way for the state to regulate the production, distribution, sale and consumption of the planet’s favourite illegal…

58-year-old Uruguayan man lost in Andes for four months found in Argentina

Argentine authorities have rescued a 58-year-old Uruguayan man who had been lost in the Andes mountains since May. Raul Gomez Cincunegui was spotted at the Sardina mountain shelter on Sunday, at an altitude of some 4,500 meters (nearly 15,000 feet) in the Los Patos Sur valley. Police then transferred him…

Uruguay president wants to legalize marijuana as a ‘contribution to humanity’

Uruguay wants to make a “contribution to humanity” by legalizing marijuana but will backtrack if the “experiment” goes awry, President Jose Mujica told AFP in an exclusive interview. Mujica said he sees his country as a potential test case for an idea slowly gaining steam across Latin America — that…

Uruguay’s lefist president open to referendum on regulating marijuana

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica said in an interview published Monday he is open to a referendum on a bill to have the government control and regulate marijuana sales and distribution. The bill was passed by the lower house of Uruguay’s legislature last week and now awaits action by the Senate.…

Uruguay approves state-grown marijuana bill

Uruguay moved closer to becoming the world’s first nation to produce and distribute marijuana, after its lower house approved a bill putting control of the drug in government hands. The controversial measure approved Wednesday was unveiled in June last year as part of a series of efforts to combat rising…

Left-leaning party in Uruguay hopes to legalize marijuana

Uruguay’s lower house is to vote on a controversial bill which for the first time would put a government in charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana. If approved, the bill, unveiled in June 2012 as part of a series of measures to combat rising violence, will head to…

SEMIFINAL: Netherlands 3-2 Uruguay

Not with a whimper, but with one bigass KABOOM. That’s how Uruguay went out. After falling behind 3-1 and pulling Diego Forlan with a few minutes to go, everyone on all sides seemed content to accept the outcome. Then Holland fell asleep on defense and Maxi Pereira banged home a…

Uruguay 1-1 (4-2 PEN) Ghana: The most heartbreaking loss ever?

I’m not kidding. That’s gotta be the most excruciating loss ever, right? Let’s review. The last African nation left in Africa’s first World Cup fights for a chance to be the first African nation in a World Cup semifinal. They’re the youngest team in the tournament, an underdog against a…

Round of 16 Day 1 Wrap-Up: Uruguay on, USA out

Ghana fought harder for loose balls the entire game. Ghana’s keeper Kingson played up to Howard’s level, arguably surpassing him in terms of confidence and decisiveness — think about some of those plays off corners and free kicks where he came off his line and punched it away (the most…

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