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Martin wants to grow Uruguay's best weed at his Montevideo apartment.

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»

Martin wants to grow Uruguay's best weed at his Montevideo apartment.

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

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»

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»

Martin wants to grow Uruguay's best weed at his Montevideo apartment.

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»

Uruguay's cigarette warnings. (Via tobaccofreekids.org and the Tobacco Labelling Resource Centre, University of Waterloo)

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»

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

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»

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

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Uruguayan President-elect Jose Mujica shake hands during their joint press conference at the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, March, 2010.

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

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»

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

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»

Mexico's keeper makes a save in the match against Uruguay, June 22.

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

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»