WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Uruguay court rules man can stop ex-partner from having abortion

Father prevents woman from terminating pregnancy in case that has divided the country

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Why the Three Kings won’t visit Uruguay this year

Catholic Church wants the highly secular nation to recognize religious origin of January 6 holiday

LEGALIZING DRUGS

Will Uruguayans ever get the chance to buy legal marijuana?

Ambitious plans to make drug available through pharmacies still delayed after three years

LATIN AMERICA

Low-cost Uruguay says no thanks to presidential jet

Tabaré Vázquez wants one to help raise the country’s global relevance, but many view it as a luxury

THE AMERICAS

Six ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle to make a life in Uruguay

The disappearance of a former prisoner in the country reveals how complicated life can be for refugees outside the detention center

Latin America

Two ex-Guantánamo inmates taken in by Uruguay to wed girlfriends

Three of the former detainees released by the US already have partners in their new country

Latin America

Ex-Guantánamo detainees in Uruguay demand compensation from US

Former terrorism suspects decline to sign housing and monthly stipend agreements

LATIN AMERICA

Uruguay delays implementation of legal framework for marijuana sale

Home-growth is on the rise in anticipation of new distribution methods being put in place

LATIN AMERICA

Public health corruption scandal smears Mujica’s party

Investigation of embezzlement scheme of hospital funds sullies Uruguay’s ruling party

LATIN AMERICA

Uruguay’s renewable energy revolution

The South American nation spends 3 percent of its GDP on renewable energy infrastructure

LATIN AMERICA

The modesty of Uruguay’s political elite did not begin with Mujica

Most of the presidential candidates in the country lead a simple life

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Uruguay primaries leave presidential elections wide open

Leftist Tabaré Vázquez and conservative Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou emerge as main candidates Vote is set to be dominated by security and education issues

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Uruguay’s Mujica to ask Obama for help in legal battle with Philip Morris

Tobacco giant claims government violating copyright laws by ordering changes to cigarette packets