The tiny South American country of Uruguay has faced a historic drought over the last three years. Freshwater reserves are now running dangerously low. In an effort to overcome the water shortage, authorities are now supplementing public drinking water from new saltier reservoirs. And it is causing an uproar.
Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.
Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay boasts a population of 3.5 million and nearly twice as many sheep — 6.6 million.
The proposal at first was controversial because of the thriving illegal drug trade: Peru is the world's second largest producer of coca leaves — the source plant for cocaine — and some worried that drug gangs would branch into the marijuana business.
It's been four years since Uruguay became the first country to legalize the manufacture, use and sale of marijuana at all levels. But the final phase of implementation just happened Wednesday.
After Eric Trump reportedly ran up the taxpayer bill on a trip to Uruguay, we look at a few properties in South America that were supposed to carry the Trump name. Some still haven't gotten off the grand, and at least one was ditched by the president's company.
Uruguayan officials caused a stir last month when they said Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a free man released from Guantanámo Bay prison, had quietly left the country. Now he has reportedly resurfaced in Venezuela, aiming to travel to Turkey to reunite with his family.
Before being released to Uruguay in 2014, former Guantánamo Bay detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab had been a long-term hunger-striker who was force-fed hundreds of times, writes a lawyer who represented him.
Philip Morris International sued Uruguay over its bold cigarette warnings and brand limits. But the World Bank tribunal ruled in favor of the little South American country. Anti-smoking activists say this could have a global impact.
This would not be the first time officials have apparently lost track of freed inmates from the United States' notorious detention center.