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Marijuana sold in Uruguayan pharmacies
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Weekly InSight: Uruguay’s Historic Marijuana Legalization Experiment

In our July 20 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Geoff Ramsey, a research and communications associate at the Washington Office on Latin America...
 A cannabis plant
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Uruguay Pharmacies to Begin Selling Legal Marijuana

Beginning on July 19, Uruguay's citizens will be able to legally purchase marijuana from pharmacies, a milestone in the process of establishing a legal market for...
Illegal currency operations are reportedly flourishing along the Uruguay-Brazil border
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Illegal Exchange Houses Flourish on Uruguay-Brazil Border

A media report blames lack of government control for Uruguay's extensive illegal currency exchange operations along the border with Brazil, but the country's...
PCC graffiti inside a Brazil prison
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Brazil’s Biggest Gang Sets Sights on Regional Expansion

A slew of recent reports indicates Brazil's PCC is stepping up its criminal activities in countries throughout South America, which one expert says is a clear sign...
Police confront Uruguay's "barras bravas"
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Uruguay’s ‘Barras Bravas’ Have Become Cartels: Soccer Official

A high-level soccer official in Uruguay said recently that the country's organized fan clubs have begun operating like criminal organizations, indicating the...
Inmates doing exercise inside Acacías prison
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Uruguay, Colombia Put Inmates to Work to Fight Organized Crime

In contrast to most of the region, Uruguay's government and at least one prison in Colombia are taking steps to provide more opportunities and rehabilitation to...
Uruguay's port of Montevideo
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Brazil Gang in Uruguay Shows Country’s Growing Role in Drug Trade

Drug traffickers from Brazil are using Uruguay, in particular its capital city and main port of Montevideo, as a transit point for international drug trafficking...
Pro-legalization marchers in Uruguay
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Delays in Uruguay Marijuana Law Leave Door Ajar for Drug Trafficking

Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers still acquire...
Seized marijuana in Paraguay
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Rise in Uruguay Marijuana Seizures Presents Challenge to Reforms

An increase in marijuana seizures in Uruguay raises questions about whether criminal groups are taking advantage of delays to the implementation of the country’s...