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Pedophile busted in Uruguay for extorting nudes from young girls

Pedophile busted in Uruguay for extorting nudes from young girls

Q24N – Computers, flash drives, and CDs containing nude photos of teenage girls were found in the house of an unnamed former police officer last week. Nude photos The man, 37, reportedly posed as a teenage girl on Facebook and befriended other teenagers. After winning their trust, the pedophile asked for nude photos of the […]

Child Sex Crimes: Uruguay’s Ugly Hidden Face

Child Sex Crimes: Uruguay’s Ugly Hidden Face

LATIN AMERICA (IPS) – Karina Núñez Rodríguez was only 12 when she was forced into prostitution. Now age 50 and a mother of six, she is an outspoken fighter against sexual exploitation of children and teenagers in Uruguay, a country reluctant to recognise this growing scourge. Her mother’s surname, Rodríguez, “has everything to do with […]

Uruguay’s “Superstar” President Bows Out To Spend Time With His Beetle and Three-Legged Dog

Uruguay’s “Superstar” President Bows Out To Spend Time With His Beetle and Three-Legged Dog

AFTERBIZLIFE   As I drive along the port at Montevideo in a government pickup on my way to interview Uruguay’s outgoing president, José Mujica, a striking sight catches my eye. It is an image that reflects how this most unusual of leaders will have transformed tiny Uruguay into one of the most progressive nations on Earth […]

Uruguay Not a “Pirate”

Uruguay Not a “Pirate”

(IPS) – The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis. The government believes that this will help in the fight against drug-related crime and in dealing with public health issues. The move has been condemned by the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), whose president Raymond Yans […]

URUGAY: Jose Mujica: The world’s ‘poorest’ president

URUGAY: Jose Mujica: The world’s ‘poorest’ president

Mujica could have followed his predecessors into a grand official residence, Instead, he chose to stay on his wife’s farm. BBC – It’s a common grumble that politicians’ lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president – who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most […]

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

Uruguay, that little known small country in South America, is the first country in the world to regulate legal production, sale and consumption of marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave the government-sponsored bill their historic final approval. The Senate approval now is waiting the signature of President José Mujica to sign into law. […]