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Uruguay Police Fear Rise of Local Cocaine Processing

Police in Uruguay are investigating the possibility that drug trafficking organizations are increasingly using the country to set up cocaine processing laboratories...
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Officials in Uruguay, Chile Submit Marijuana Legalization Bills

While the Uruguayan president has endorsed a bill which would create a legal, state-run marijuana industry, congressmen in Chile are pushing a bill to legalize the...
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60% of Uruguayans Oppose Marijuana Legalization

A survey shows that 60 percent of Uruguayans are against the government’s proposal to legalize the sale of marijuana, with many expressing concern that it would do...
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Uruguay Govt Proposes to Sell Marijuana to Registered Buyers

The government of Uruguay is considering an unorthodox approach to combating drug trafficking: legalizing and regulating marijuana sales in an effort to cut cocaine...
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Uruguay Unveils Anti-Money Laundering Plan

Uruguay's new anti-money laundering plan is likely intended to help restore international confidence in the the country's financial system, which is closely linked...
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A Look at Serbian Kingpin’s Latin America Connections

The case of a shady Balkan crime network sheds light on the ways that the South American drug trade has spread to far-flung corners of the...
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Uruguay Fears Brazilian ‘Narco Incursion’

Uruguay is one of Latin America's safest countries, but according to the Ministry of the Interior the country is threatened by Brazilian drug traffickers who may be...
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Organized Crime Sets its Sights on Peaceful Uruguay

Uruguay has long been one of the safest countries in Latin America, but some are warning that the influence of organized crime is on the rise, with gang shootouts...