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Uruguay: Ex-Gitmo detainee also tried to travel to Russia.

The government liaison for Guantanamo ex-detainees resettled in Uruguay says one of the men tried to travel to Russia recently in one of at least four attempts by him to leave the South American nation.

- FOX News - US

Venezuelan situation overshadows Mercosur presidential summit.

The members of Mercosur trade bloc called for an end to violence in Venezuela in a joint statement on Friday. However again opinions were divided: while Brazil and Argentina sponsored a more explicit warning to President Nicolas Maduro and his regime, Uruguay had it redrafted in a more conciliatory tone and Paraguay finally ...

- MercoPress - FK

Why is Despacito' so popular?.

An investigation. It's the first Spanish language song to nab the Billboard Hot 100 top spot since 1996's Macarena'. It's topped the charts in 45 different countries, from Austria to Japan to Uruguay. Its video has garnered almost three billion views on YouTube. A video of a young girl dancing to it in public places has ...

- New Statesman - UK

Germany nets record 3.8-tonne cocaine haul.

The shipments in March and April were found in containers from Paraguay while a third load of 788 kilogrammes of cocaine came from Uruguay

- Daily Monitor - UG

Argentina Ratifies Treaty; Tariffs to Be Lifted Soon.

Argentina said Wednesday that it has sent the regional bloc Mercosur its ratification of the group’s 2010 trade agreement with Egypt, and the pact will go into force within a month. The trade deal, which covers food, cars, auto parts and industrial supplies, was signed by Egypt and Mercosur members Argentina, Brazil, ...

- Voice of America - US

Weed is now legal in an entire country for the first time.

Uruguay has become the first country to fully legalize the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana. The law, which was initially passed in 2013, finally went into effect on Wednesday. The weed, however, isn't very strong. Uruguay is offering two different strains, dubbed Alpha 1 and Beta 1. Both have a

- VICE News - US

From Seed to Smoke, Uruguay Is Now First Nation to Oversee Pot Sales.

Tiny South American country embarks on ambitious experiment to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Uruguayans begin buying cannabis in pharmacies in world first.

Pharmacies in Uruguay began selling cannabis directly to consumers on Wednesday, culminating a long and pioneering legalisation effort that began over three years ago. The South American country of 3.4 million people is the first in the world to legalise the entire process of marijuana production for recreational use, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Uruguay pharmacies start selling pot.

Pharmacies in Uruguay start selling marijuana from Wednesday under the final phase of a four-year-old law that made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana.

It is the first country to sell the drug legally over the counter for recreational use.

- BBC - UK

Pharmacies in Uruguay are Now Selling Marijuana for Recreational Use.

Uruguay will become the first country in the world where marijuana will be sold in drugstores, AFP reported. At this point, only 16 pharmacies across the country with a population of 3.4 million will sell the mild drug. The Uruguayan authorities have failed to agree on the issue with large pharmaceutical chains. Cannabis ...

- Novinite - BG

Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Turns Pharmacists Into Dealers

Uruguay is now the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use. Supporters of the move say it could be a model for the region.

- International NY Times - US

Uruguay pharmacies start selling marijuana

Pharmacies in Uruguay start selling marijuana from Wednesday under the final phase of a four-year-old law that made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale. The post Uruguay pharmacies start selling marijuana appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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