Uruguay http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19982/all en The invading Asian mollusk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/asian-mollusk-rapana-venosa-argentina-uruguay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A voracious snail is spreading in Argentina and Uruguay, threatening native fish and clams. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The <a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2011/06/lookout_for_ALB.shtml">Asian longhorned beetle</a> has been eating trees in the United States. The Central American&nbsp;<a href="http://cms.iucn.org/?uNewsID=6511">feverfew weed</a> threatens animal migration on the African&nbsp;Serengeti. <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9096000/9096795.stm">Cane toads</a> are invading Australia.</p> <p>It&#39;s not just goods and people moving around the planet at warp speeds &mdash; species too are abandoning their native continents and taking up residence around the world.</p> <p>Some scientists <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/us/12pike.html?ref=invasivespecies">fear disaster</a>, while others&nbsp;think it&#39;s <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/science/09inva.html?adxnnl=1&amp;ref=invasivespecies&amp;adxnnlx=1313079513-/v5wiMrzXuohFNtnintC0Q">great&nbsp;for biological diversity</a>.</p> <p>But it&#39;s probably not good news for&nbsp;Argentine and Uruguayan fishermen that an Asian mollusk has arrived on their shores.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/asian-mollusk-rapana-venosa-argentina-uruguay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Uruguay Que pasa Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:48:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5672911 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay revokes 'Dirty War' amnesty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111027/uruguay-revokes-dirty-war-amnesty <p> Uruguay&#39;s congress has revoked an amnesty that protects officers from prosecution for crimes committed while the country was under military rule from 1975 to 1983.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111027/uruguay-revokes-dirty-war-amnesty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Uruguay Americas Military Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:49:00 +0000 News Desk 5679396 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay senate passes bill to legalize abortion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111228/uruguay-senate-passes-bill-legalize-abortion <p> The debate in the senate lasted 10 hours and saw heated discussion between supporters and opponents of the bill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111228/uruguay-senate-passes-bill-legalize-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Women's rights Americas Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5685285 at http://www.globalpost.com Abortion to be OKed in Uruguay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/abortion-ok-uruguay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another conservative Latin American country takes a step to the left </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Uruguay&#39;s decision to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16343687">allow abortion in the first 12 weeks</a> of pregnancy marked a major departure from the conservative country&#39;s politics.&nbsp;</p> <p> The bill was passed by the senate, and is expected to sail through the lower house. President Jose Mujica has indicated he&#39;d sign the bill into law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/abortion-ok-uruguay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Americas Politics World Religion Health Que pasa Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:02:29 +0000 Sarah Childress 5685302 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay nurses charged over dozens of patient deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120319/uruguay-nurses-charged-numerous-patient-deaths Two male nurses face murder charges, and a female nurse with covering up the crime, in Uruguay's capital Montevideo after admitting to killing dozens of patients.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120319/uruguay-nurses-charged-numerous-patient-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Uruguay Americas Health Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:18:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5696745 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay to sell marijuana to registered users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120620/uruguay-law-marijuana-registered-users Uruguay has reportedly passed a series of measures to legalize and regulate marijuana at the state level, giving the government control over the drug's distribution networks, consumer records, and price and taxation. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120620/uruguay-law-marijuana-registered-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Americas Politics Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:40:25 +0000 Talia Ralph 5708711 at http://www.globalpost.com Fernando Lugo: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay pull out of Paraguay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120624/fernando-lugo-brazil-argentina-uruguay-pull-out-paraguay Brazil's foreign ministry said the decision was made "due to the breakdown of democracy in Paraguay."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120624/fernando-lugo-brazil-argentina-uruguay-pull-out-paraguay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Paraguay Uruguay Brazil Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:23:48 +0000 Jill Langlois 5709207 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay votes to legalize abortion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120926/uruguay-votes-legalize-abortion President Jose Mujica said he will approve the law if the Senate approves the changes, as it had already voted for an earlier, more liberal version of the bill last December.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120926/uruguay-votes-legalize-abortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Americas Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5720567 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay’s president mulls a state marijuana monopoly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120927/uruguay-president-state-marijuana-monopoly-reactions <p>MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay &mdash; In November 2010, 68-year-old Argentine writer Alicia Castilla moved across the River Plate to Uruguay in search of a tranquil life. But just months later, her new home became the target of a police drug raid. &ldquo;Fourteen officers stormed in,&rdquo; she told GlobalPost. &ldquo;They thought I was the female version of Pablo Escobar.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120927/uruguay-president-state-marijuana-monopoly-reactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Americas Politics Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:16:00 +0000 Jonathan Gilbert 5720823 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay approves abortion law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121017/uruguay-approves-abortion-law <p>LIMA &mdash; Uruguay is set to become the third nation in Latin America to allow abortion on demand. The country&rsquo;s senate approved a bill Wednesday, by 17 votes to 14, which would permit pregnancy terminations for Uruguayan residents in the first trimester. The move marks a watershed in deeply Catholic Latin America. But there&#39;s a catch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121017/uruguay-approves-abortion-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Uruguay Americas World Religion Health Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5722942 at http://www.globalpost.com Latin America takes action to decriminalize abortion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/latin-american-abortion-progress While policymakers may be under the impression that restrictive laws help curb abortion rates, research shows the opposite is true. In places where abortion is illegal or heavily restricted, an unwanted pregnancy leaves women with two options: seek out a clandestine abortion that could be unsafe or continue a pregnancy that was neither chosen nor planned for.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/latin-american-abortion-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Latin America Uruguay Peru Brazil Chile Commentary Costa Rica Health Mexico United States Venezuela Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:00:28 +0000 Mandy Van Deven 5734375 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay to vote on marijuana legislation bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130731/uruguay-vote-marijuana-legislation-bill If passed by both the House and the Senate, Uruguay would be the first country to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130731/uruguay-vote-marijuana-legislation-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Uruguay Americas Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:52:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5899138 at http://www.globalpost.com 5 key takeaways from Uruguay's push to legalize marijuana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130801/uruguay-legalize-marijuana-law-takeaways <p>MONTEVIDEO &mdash; Legislators in the lower house narrowly passed Uruguay&#39;s Regulation of Marijuana bill, wide-ranging legislation that, if successful, will propel this small South American nation to the vanguard of progressive drug policy worldwide. The Uruguayan government plans to experiment with policies that have never before been tested on a national scale. Will it work?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130801/uruguay-legalize-marijuana-law-takeaways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Americas Business Want to Know Politics Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:44:00 +0000 Will Carless 5900071 at http://www.globalpost.com UN narcotics body says Uruguay marijuana bill violates global drug treaties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130801/uruguay-marijuana-bill-legislation-un “Such a law would be in complete contravention to the provisions of the international drug control treaties, in particular the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, to which Uruguay is a party,” the International Narcotics Control Board said in a statement issued hours after the bill was passed in Uruguay’s lower house. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130801/uruguay-marijuana-bill-legislation-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Uruguay Americas Want to Know Politics Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 5900163 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay to create world's first national marijuana trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/131210/uruguay-establishes-worlds-first-national-marijuana-market Uruguay lawmakers voted 16 to 13 to allow the new government-run marijuana industry, which Mujica says is an effort to take a more positive approach to the global drug war.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/131210/uruguay-establishes-worlds-first-national-marijuana-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs marijuana Uruguay Americas Want to Know Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:21:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 6016424 at http://www.globalpost.com