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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana nationwide

Uruguay Marijuana

Marijuana advocates across Uruguay are in celebration as they became the first country in the world to legalize the sale and production of marijuana nationwide. While critics are angry to see the continued chipping away of their failed War on Drugs, Uruguay’s leaders believe it’s a positive move to end the violence and crime connected to prohibition there. “I think it’s a ... Read More »

The world’s ‘poorest’ president

jose mujica

President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica It’s a common grumble that politicians’ lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay. Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a well in a yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two ... Read More »