Trade and investment agreements can increase consumption of unhealthy foods, sugary drinks and tobacco – leading to soaring rates of obesity and chronic diseases globally.
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As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
Police in Istanbul,Turkey disperse gay pride demonstrators with a water cannon in June 2015.
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Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
The Uruguayan government's victory over Philip Morris should embolden other countries to introduce stronger tobacco-control policies.
‘Judges smoke it, even lawyers too.’ – Peter Tosh.
The UK may have signed the UN drugs convention – with its emphasis on prohibition – but that doesn't mean it can't legalise the drug.
Equalisers: Argentina’s Cristina de Kirchner, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, and Uruguay’s Jose Mujica.
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While still host to some of the world's most unequal countries, Latin America is making strides where Europe and the US are falling behind.
It will soon be legal to grow, sell and smoke cannabis in Uruguay.
Uruguay is set to become the first country to legalise marijuana use, cultivation and possession following a century of often authoritarian prohibition laws across the globe. In a landmark vote on President…
The political tumult in Paraguay will have significant ramifications for future economic engagement between South American countries and Australia.
World Cup qualifiers in South America are renowned for their ferocity. For Uruguayans, there is more at stake than national pride. Even a “friendly” against Argentina or Brazil is a chance for revenge…