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Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent
Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent

Uruguay star Luis Suarez exited the World Cup in shame after being hit with the heaviest suspension in the tournament's history for biting an Italian opponent.

Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent
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Football: Suarez risks World Cup ban after Italy bite

Uruguay star Luis Suarez faces expulsion from the World Cup for biting as FIFA confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the player.

Football: Suarez risks World Cup ban after Italy bite
Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week
Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week

Uruguay on Friday took a major step in setting rules for the government-regulated sale of marijuana, a daring experiment supported by the country's iconoclastic president.

Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week
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Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans

Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law.

Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans
Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal
Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal

Uruguay's economy minister has resigned as he faces a probe over the 2012 collapse of national airline Pluna -- a scandal that has tainted President Jose Mujica's administration.

Uruguay economy minister resigns over airline scandal
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade

Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.

Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade
Kazakhstan President's residence Akorda. ©Reuters
9 Ambassadors to Kazakhstan present credentials

Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has accepted the credentials from Ambassadors of Denmark, Uruguay. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zambia, Nigeria and Fiji.

9 Ambassadors to Kazakhstan present credentials
LatAm nations express surveillance 'indignation' to UN
LatAm nations express surveillance 'indignation' to UN

Latin American bloc Mercosur reiterated Monday to the United Nations its indignation over US espionage practices revealed by Edward Snowden.

LatAm nations express surveillance 'indignation' to UN
Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana
Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana

Uruguay's lower house Wednesday approved a controversial bill which for the first time would put a government in charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana.

Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana
Uruguay approves same-sex marriage
Uruguay approves same-sex marriage

Uruguay's legislature voted Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages nationwide, making it only the second Latin American country to do so.

Uruguay approves same-sex marriage
Uruguay president caught in open mic incident
Uruguay president caught in open mic incident

Uruguay's President Jose Mujica was left red-faced Thursday after disparaging remarks apparently aimed at Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner and her late husband were picked up by an open microphone.

Uruguay president caught in open mic incident
Uruguay takes step toward legalizing abortion
Uruguay takes step toward legalizing abortion

Uruguay took a step toward legalizing abortion on Tuesday as lawmakers in the lower chamber of parliament narrowly passed a bill allowing the procedure under certain conditions.

Uruguay takes step toward legalizing abortion
Uruguay: law regulating marijuana sale will bar drug tourism
Uruguay: law regulating marijuana sale will bar drug tourism

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said Wednesday that if parliament were to pass a groundbreaking bill allowing the state to sell marijuana, drug tourism would not be allowed.

Uruguay: law regulating marijuana sale will bar drug tourism
Chavez declares lead 'irreversible' ahead of vote
Chavez declares lead 'irreversible' ahead of vote

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has an "irreversible" advantage over his rival, Henrique Capriles, in the upcoming October 7 election.

Chavez declares lead 'irreversible' ahead of vote

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