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Chile is harvesting Latin America's 1st legal medical marijuana

Chile aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients.... Read more»

A guide to smoking weed around the world

As marijuana legalization gathers pace, here's your up-to-date look at the planet's best and worst places to get stoned.... Read more»

Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions

Wasn't Uruguay supposed to become a marijuana mecca of the south? Here's why that hasn't happened, just yet.... Read more»

Freed Gitmo prisoners go to Uruguay

Six former prisoners of the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility arrived in Uruguay last weekend after more than a decade in captivity. A high-profile lawsuit over the U.S. military’s force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners during a months-long hunger strike will continue despite their release. ... Read more»

Uruguay's drug czar defends legal marijuana experiment

Drug czar Julio Calzada tried to set the record straight on Uruguay's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment in an interview with GlobalPost.... Read more»

Two big lies about pot in Uruguay

There's a lot of outrageous buzz about Uruguay's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.... Read more»

Why Uruguay’s David & Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters

Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?... Read more»

Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns

Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.... Read more»

Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup

Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.... Read more»

Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.... Read more»

Uruguay’s pot-legalizing president goes to Washington

From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss.... Read more»

Uruguay may treat addicted prisoners with medical pot

Furthering its international reputation as a cannabis vanguard, this small South American country could start treating its drug-addicted prisoners with medical marijuana. How serious Uruguay is about allowing incarcerated addicts to toke up is hard to gauge.... Read more»

Latin America: The cost of murder

The human toll of Latin America’s violence is well documented. Now experts are gauging the loss in dollars and cents.... Read more»

Commentary

Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion

As America observes four decades of the right to safe and legal abortion, access to this fundamental right remains elusive for most Latin American women. Yet, recent achievements lead me to believe we will see more successes in the region during 2013.... Read more»

Final 4 prepare for World Cup matches

Drama promised in semifinals between Germany and Spain, Netherlands and Uruguay... Read more»

Comic: World Cup

Los pensamientos profundos de Luiz Suarez

With the clock running out in extra time against Ghana and the ball pinballing around the penalty area, Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez found himself in a difficult position.... Read more»