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Uruguay stoked to legalize marijuana production

Oct 24, 2013

Uruguay stoked to legalize marijuana production

Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, with the left-of-center government regulating all facets of the trade. The initiative runs sharply counter to the Obama administration’s anti-drug policies, which criminalize the use ...

Venezuela's Maduro attempts to make his mark with Snowden affair

| Jul 12, 2013

Venezuela's Maduro attempts to make his mark with Snowden affair

Fugitive Edward Snowden’s diminishing possibilities of remaining free to continue releasing information about secret U.S. surveillance programs increasingly appear to hinge on Venezuela, which Monday awaited word on whether the former National Security Agency contractor would accept its offer of asylum. Bolivia and Nicaragua ...

| Jun 25, 2013

Snowden eyes friendly soil in Latin America

The three Latin American countries said to be helping Edward Snowden flee from U.S. authorities are united in their opposition to the White House and pursue foreign policy objectives designed to counter U.S. influence. As Snowden, the intelligence contractor who disclosed documents about U.S. ...