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Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.
Uruguay is the first country in the world to fully legalize recreational marijuana. But its new market may be imperiled by United States laws like the Patriot Act.
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Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Turns Pharmacists Into Dealers
Uruguay is now the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use. Supporters of the move say it could be a model for the region.
House Hunting in . . . Montevideo, Uruguay
After a surge in sales from 2003 to 2011, the number of transactions in the Uruguayan capital has declined.
A Neo-Classical Style Apartment in Central Montevideo
The 3,660-square-foot apartment has 10 balconies that overlook the surrounding neighborhoods, including Plaza de Cagancha, one of the city’s best-known public squares.
Gabriela Hearst at Home, in Uruguay
When she isn’t a Manhattan mother-cum-fashion designer, Hearst is an indomitable gaucho on her childhood ranch.
Home and Work: Gabriela Hearst
The roots of the designer’s refined designs are surprisingly rugged — a working ranch on the pampas of Uruguay.
Disappearance of ex-Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Raises Alarms
Suggestions that a former detainee sent to Uruguay may have crossed the border into Brazil have prompted concerns on releasing detainees to other countries.
From Uruguay, a Model for Making Abortion Safer
Even when abortion was illegal, doctors organized to inform pregnant women of their choices and promise post-abortion treatment.
Venezuela Advances to Copa América Quarterfinals
The European soccer championship can be watched in highly secured fan zones, but bars and restaurants are prohibited from showing the tournament to outdoor crowds.
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