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Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, walk at the presidential residence in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Jan. 25.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, walk at the presidential residence in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Jan. 25.

Brazil and Uruguay Give South American Trade an Adrenaline Shot

Members of the customs union Mercosur pledge to ease internal trade and explore new deals abroad.

People cheer during a celebration after the number of signatures to call a referendum to repeal some portions of the Law of Urgent Consideration were achieved in Montevideo, Uruguay, on July 8, 2021.
People cheer during a celebration after the number of signatures to call a referendum to repeal some portions of the Law of Urgent Consideration were achieved in Montevideo, Uruguay, on July 8, 2021.

Uruguay’s Low-Key Drama

Latin America’s most stable democracy holds a high-stakes policy referendum.

Chinese fishing boats set off after being moored for more than three months in Taizhou, China, due to the annual fishing ban on the East China Sea on Sept. 16, 2014.
Chinese fishing boats set off after being moored for more than three months in Taizhou, China, due to the annual fishing ban on the East China Sea on Sept. 16, 2014.

China’s Monster Fishing Fleet

Though not alone in its destructive practices, Beijing’s rapacious fleet causes humanitarian disasters and has a unique military mission.

A health worker at Carrasco International Airport near Uruguay's capital, Montevideo
A health worker at Carrasco International Airport near Uruguay's capital, Montevideo

Uruguay Emerges as a Rare Pandemic Winner in Latin America

Despite the border with hard-hit Brazil, the coronavirus is well under control in the country.

People take part in a demo for the legalization of marijuana in front of the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, on December 10, 2013, as the Senate discusses a law on the legalization of marijuana's cultivation and consumption. Uruguays parliament is to vote Tuesday a project that would make the country the first to legalize marijuana, an experiment that seeks to confront drug trafficking. The initiative launched by 78-year-old Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a former revolutionary leader, would enable the production, distribution and sale of cannabis, self-cultivation and consumer clubs, all under state control. AFP PHOTO/ Pablo PORCIUNCULA        (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)
People take part in a demo for the legalization of marijuana in front of the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, on December 10, 2013, as the Senate discusses a law on the legalization of marijuana's cultivation and consumption. Uruguays parliament is to vote Tuesday a project that would make the country the first to legalize marijuana, an experiment that seeks to confront drug trafficking. The initiative launched by 78-year-old Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a former revolutionary leader, would enable the production, distribution and sale of cannabis, self-cultivation and consumer clubs, all under state control. AFP PHOTO/ Pablo PORCIUNCULA (Photo credit should read PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Uruguay’s Half-Baked Marijuana Experiment

The small South American nation is the world's first country to legalize marijuana. But just because the drug is legal to buy doesn't mean you can buy it legally.

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Meet the 5 Newest Members of the U.N. Security Council

The United Nations Security Council added Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, and Uruguay as its five new non-permanent members Thursday.

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