The Hospital Militar (Military Hospital) where 6 ex-inmates from Guantanamo Bay are housed, in Montevideo. Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters

Uruguay will treat the six detainees it has taken in from the US camp holding suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay as “totally free men” who do not (...)

A young fan of presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front party, Tabaré Vázquez, at a  campaign rally for the movement in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Uruguay is set to hand the ruling left-wing Broad Front movement a third consecutive term in office as a reward for overseeing a decade of huge econom(...)

A woman passes a wall painting of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Pilar Olivares/Reuters

Following its vehement defence while waiting on Fifa’s judgement, all Uruguay is today grieving with the condemned Luis Suárez, thrown out of the W(...)

A Uruguayan fan holds a sign in solidarity with player Luis Suarez while waiting for his arrival outside Montevideo’s Carrasco international airport . Photograph: Carlos Pazos/Reuters

Following its vehement defence while waiting on Fifa’s judgement, all Uruguay is today grieving with the condemned Luis Suárez, thrown out of the Worl(...)

 Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini says that Luis Suarez ban is excessive. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Giorgio Chiellini has sympathy for Luis Suarez, believing the punishment inflicted on the man who bit him is “excessive”.Uruguay striker Suarez, who (...)

 Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group F preliminary round match between Argentina and Iran. Photograph: Ballesteros/Epa

Diego Maradona has criticised the “Fifa mafia” following the decision by the game’s global governing body to impose a four-month ban on Luis Suarez f(...)

 Luis Suarez has lost a sponsorship deal with 888poker after receiving a four-month ban from all football-related activity for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. He is pictured here in May when he was unveiled as the company’s ambassador. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Liverpool are working their way through the legal minefield of striker Luis Suarez’s four-month ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini but a(...)

 Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been defended by captain and coach. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

For Uruguayans it was a bittersweet moment. The national team had just completed its amazing Houdini act from the group of death, eliminating Italy al(...)

In a word

In the week that’s in it there can only be one word today – soccer. With the World Cup beginning in Brazil’s Sao Paolo on Thursday, continuing to the (...)

Supporters of the bill celebrate after the Uruguayan  Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo. Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters
Uruguay moves to legalise marijuana
  • World
  • December 11, 2013, 06:36

Uruguay’s Senate has approved pioneering legislation that will allow the country to legalise the cultivation and sale of marijuana on a nationwide s(...)