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After the lower house passed the controversial marijuana bill July 31, Uruguay is poised to become the first country on the planet to regulate the production, sale, and distribution of the drug, and provide a model for countries looking for alternatives to the world’s dominant drug policy paradigm. Read More


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Uruguay Anti-Money Laundering Chief Targets Churches and NGOs

Uruguay Anti-Money Laundering Chief Targets Churches and NGOs

Uruguay's anti-money laundering chief has called for greater oversight of religious groups and non-governmental organizations, fearing organized crime to take advantage of current lax regulations. Read more

Uruguay Country Profile

Known as "the Switzerland of Latin America," Uruguay has some of the lowest crime rates and most stable state institutions in the region. At the same time, however, the historically peaceful country is undergoing a steady rise in crime and insecurity, much of which is linked to drug trafficking and small-scale gang activity.

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