On Thursday, demonstrators at the Supreme Court in Montevideo protested the criminalization of marijuana possession.

En diciembre pasado entró en vigencia la Convención Internacional para la Protección de Todas las Personas contra las Desapariciones Forzadas. ¿Qué significado tiene este instrumento internacional para los países del Cono Sur?

Uruguay’s highest court ruled that a law providing amnesty for human rights violations committed during the 1973-1985 dictatorship and protected former military and law enforcement officials from prosecution is unconstitutional.

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

In a meeting on Wednesday between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina and her Uruguayan counterpart, José Mujica, the two countries agreed to jointly monitor and manage the water quality of the Río Uruguay, a river they share.

The first trip to South America by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take place amidst a series of U.S. policy changes in the region.


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