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News: Uruguay

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Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison

Monday, June 24th 2019, 16:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Uruguay had agreed to extradite the notorious drug trader back to Italy last year.
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Argentina and Uruguay reel after massive power outage

Monday, June 17th 2019, 1:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's president promises a full investigation after a blackout left millions without electricity.
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Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 23:16

Uruguay was the first to legalise recreational cannabis in 2013, so how is the industry getting on?
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S American nations bid for 2030 World Cup

Friday, February 15th 2019, 7:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
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Peru corruption: Ex-President Alan García denied asylum

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 15:30

He fled to the Uruguayan ambassador's residence and requested asylum after being accused of corruption.
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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 13:47

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
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Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 23:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Uruguay did it first, now Canada. Who will benefit from the new law change?
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World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pension

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 15:04

Uruguay's former President José Mujica resigns from the Senate saying he does not want a pension.
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Lucia Topolansky is Uruguay's first female vice president

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 0:30

Lucia Topolansky is an ex-guerrilla fighter who was involved in a high-profile prison break.
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Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss held in Uruguay

Monday, September 4th 2017, 10:02
related countries: Italy Italy

Rocco Morabito of the 'Ndrangheta mafia is one of Italy's five most wanted criminals.
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Model prisoners

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 23:06

A prison in Uruguay encourages inmates to set up businesses whilst serving their sentences.
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Buns not guns: The prison that breeds entrepreneurs

Saturday, April 8th 2017, 23:06

A prison in Uruguay encourages inmates to set up businesses whilst serving their sentences.
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Uruguay ex-military ruler Gregorio Alvarez dies aged 91

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 17:17

Gregorio Alvarez, who ruled Uruguay from 1981 to 1985, dies aged 91 while in prison for murder.
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Latinos v Donald Trump

Monday, December 5th 2016, 3:08

Millions have watched a film from Uruguay depicting Donald Trump as a robot at war with Mexicans.
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Guantanamo: Former inmate Jihad Diyab 'to leave' Uruguay

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 3:36

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went on hunger strike in Uruguay to demand relocation to another country receives an offer, his supporters say.
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