Class is in session in Uruguay, one of the first countries in the Western Hemisphere to reopen its schools.
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Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
Life is resuming in Uruguay, where some students returned to school in April and the remainder will go back in on June 29.
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Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
A Chilean soldier stands guard at a ransacked supermarket in Santiago, October 2019.
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Latin American history shows that sending out troops to quell unrest is a perilous move even in strong democracies. Usually, protesters die. Sometimes, the end result is authoritarianism rule.
Many of Latin America’s leftist ‘revolutions’ are now in crisis. But the left is resurging in some countries.
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Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region's recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo in Roma.
While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
A man reads the newspaper by flashlight during the Northeast Blackout in August 2003.
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As South American countries recover from a massive blackout, the US isn't immune: The Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people, and many threats to the electricity grid remain.
Latin America’s era of the woman president is over. What have we learned?
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
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…