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Why Are Gringos So Obsessed With Shit Paper?

Guest Post by Colin Post, Expat Chronilces - This installment of When Readers Attack! addresses a more moderate “attack” compared to others in the series, mostly free of condescension. But patently false nonetheless and grossly misleading to the point where I thought for a couple...

Why Uruguay Is So Passionate About 2018 World Cup Stickers

In the three months prior to each World Cup, Uruguay is struck by a 'fever' for collecting Panini album stickers. This phenomenon affects children and adults, young and old, women and men. If a foreigner walks along July 18 Avenue, Montevideo's high street, they'll be...

‘Breathtaking homicidal violence’: Latin America in grip of murder crisis

Latin America has suffered more than 2.5 million murders since the start of this century and is facing an acute public security crisis that demands urgent and innovative solutions, a new report warns. “The sheer dimensions of homicidal violence are breathtaking,” says the report by...

Make Latin America Great Again!

By Colin - I first visited Latin America in 2007 and moved here in 2008. I think it’s great. But not everybody thinks so. They might think Mexico or Brazil are great, or Peru or Argentina. But nobody thinks Uruguay is great. Nobody thinks Ecuador...

Democracy, Armed forces and Police, the most trusted institutions in Uruguay

(Merco Press) Support for democracy in Uruguay reached 70% this year, two points higher than in 2016, and leads in Latin America in its overall sustained commitment to democracy, according to the latest release from the Latinbarometer report. But as in the rest of the...

Croway Aims to Be the Airbnb of Car Rentals in Uruguay

A new digital car rental service has begun operation in Uruguay. It’s called Croway, and similar to Airbnb’s housing rental model, the app serves as an intermediary between private car owners and people looking for a temporary way to get around. “It’s a way to...

Fugitive Italian Latest Foreign Crime Boss Captured in Uruguay

(Insightcrime) An Italian crime boss and one of Italy's most wanted criminals has been arrested in Uruguay after decades on the run, highlighting another case in which an international criminal has sought refuge in the country. On September 3, authorities arrested Rocco Morabito -- the...

Costa Rica’s Fight Against Money Laundering

The Financial Action Task Force on Latin America highlighted Costa Rica's progress achieved in the area of ​​financial sanctions, transparency and final beneficiary of legal societies. From a statement issued by Casa Presidencial: The Technical Working Group on Mutual Evaluations of the Latin American Financial Action...

Uruguay’s Pharmacies Ran Out of Government Marijuana within Hours on First Day of Legal Sales

Q24N - Uruguay became the first country in the world to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in pharmacies. But on the very first day it became available in stores, the product ran out in all pharmacies and the registration system collapsed. The...

Women´s Football (Soccer) in Latin America

(Q24N) We need to talk about the organization that oversees all international football matters, the South American Football Confederation (or Conmebol in Spanish). They divide the players into categories, for both male and female players, like U-17, U-20, and the Copa Libertadores that is...

Uruguay Ex-President Wants to Bring Back “Duels” to Solve Legal Disputes

(Q24) Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has some interesting ideas about how to settle legal disputes — a quick-draw being one of them. “There should be a law that would allow people to settle conflicts with a gunshot,” Mujica said recently in a television interview,...

Costa Rica Among The 12 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to, Y’Know… Live Abroad All of a Sudden

(Q TRAVEL via Thrillist.com) America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now might be one of those times. Where to go, though, is an open question. Americans...

Delays in Uruguay Marijuana Law Leave Door Ajar for Drug Trafficking

(Q24N, Insightcrime.org) Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers still acquire the product on the black market. The delays in the implementation of the legalization law have left...

Peru Seizes US$30 Million in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Ever

Q24N NEWS - A recent operation by police in Peru led to the largest seizure of counterfeit dollars in the country's history, illustrating the sophistication and scale of the counterfeiting industry in the Andean nation infamous for its production of fake bills. The Peruvian Interior...

Senasa Prohibits Pork Exports Of Three Chile Plants To Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Authorities of the National Animal Health Service (Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal - SENASA) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG), concluded this week the inspection of six plants exporting pork to Costa Rica and took the decision to prohibit exports from three,...

Costa Rica Compensates Uruguay and Argentina

QCOSTARICA - Uruguay and Argentina have been granted import quotas for rice and wine as compensation for the increase from 35% to 62% in the tariff for milled rice. Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) indicated that Uruguay has been granted a quota 11,080...

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