Category: Uruguay

Uruguay: No Marijuana Bill Without 60 Percent Public Support

Top Story — Uruguayan President José Mujica qualified a proposed bill that would allow the Uruguayan state to regulate and sell marijuana, saying that he would only do so if 60 […] Read More >

Uruguay’s Marijuana Bill Provokes Mixed Reactions

MONTEVIDEO — Uruguayan President José Mujica’s controversial marijuana regulation bill could soon be approved by Congress, making Uruguay the first country in the world to directly produce, sell, and control […] Read More >

Uruguay will pay $513,000 to Child of Disappeared

Today in Latin America Top Story — Uruguayan President José Mujica approved a $513,000 settlement to be paid to Macarena Gelman, who was kidnapped along with her disappeared parents during the […] Read More >

Uruguay: Six Peacekeepers Detained For Alleged Sexual Abuse In Haiti

Upon their return from Haiti, five Uruguayan peacekeepers accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Haitian man were jailed Sunday, and a sixth was detained Monday, the local press reports. A […] Read More >

Uruguay’s Mujica Apologizes For U.N. Sexual Assault In Haiti

Today in Latin America Top Story —  Uruguayan President José Mujica apologized for the “outrage” caused by United Nation’s peacekeepers accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Haitian man and said […] Read More >

Uruguay Recalls Commander In Haiti Over Alleged Sexual Assault

Uruguay’s defense ministry said Sunday it would recall its commander and at least five officers from Haiti, in response to a controversy over alleged acts of sexual abuse. The ministry […] Read More >

Uruguay’s Growing Economy Stimulates Reverse Migration

MONTEVIDEO — It was the worst economic crisis in the history of Uruguay when Martín González and Gustavo López decided to emigrate overseas to find work. Nine years later, they […] Read More >

Uruguayan Congress Fails to Gain a Majority to Annul Amnesty Law

MONTEVIDEO — After an intense 15 hours of debate, the proposal to annul Uruguay´s amnesty law failed when the necessary votes did not reach a majority. In this historical session […] Read More >

Uruguay Senate Votes to Annul Amnesty Law For Crimes During Dictatorship

Today in Latin America Top Story — Uruguay’s senate voted Tuesday night to annul an amnesty law for crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1973-85 dictatorship. In a tight […] Read More >

The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo after its inauguration in 1969.

Nixon Administration Advocated Use of Death Squads in Uruguay, New Documents Indicate

NEW YORK — Forty years after U.S. AID official Dan Mitrione was kidnapped and executed by Uruguayan guerillas, nine declassified State Department documents prove that high-level officials in the Nixon […] Read More >