Uruguay

University of Costa Rica Hosts Expert and Discussion on Legalized Cannabis

The University of Costa Rica's School of Pharmacy has invited an internationally renowned export on market regulation of cannabis, Julio Calzada, to lead a free conference on the topic. Calzada is a Uruguayan sociologist and politician with over 30 years experience in health promotion projects notably those designed to reduce harm in the use of illicit drugs. Such programs, known as "harm reduc...

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Costa Rica Costa Rican Nonprofit Spearheads Open-Sea Conservation Treaty

By Wendy Anders Representatives from nine South American countries met this month to discuss the conservation of marine biodiversity in the open ocean, said the Costa Rican non-profit marine conservation group MarViva Foundation. Almost half the planet is covered by the high, or open seas, the waters found beyond countries’ territorial limits. Despite their abundance, these vast areas hav...

Uruguayan Domestic Violence Program Aims to Change Abusers’ Behavior

Montevideo, Jan. 11 — A municipal program in the Uruguayan capital is inviting non-governmental organizations to join a project to help men who have abused their partners to change their behavior, Gender Equality Office director Patricia Gonzalez told EFE. "There's a lot of work done with women on how to end an abusive relationship and how to get out of the situation. But men are just punished an...

Marijuana Legalization Costa Rica Uruguay Opens Cannabis Museum That Shows Its History and Many Uses

Montevideo, Dec. 8 — Uruguay on Thursday inaugurated the first cannabis museum in South America, seeking to show visitors the history of cannabis and educate them about the "enormous variety of uses" the plant has, according to Eduardo Blasina, museum director. Medical marijuana, Wikimedia Commons The Cannabis Museum of Montevideo (MCM) is located in the heart of the Uruguayan capital, in t...

Uruguay Boosts Detection of Child Sexual Exploitation Cases

Montevideo, Dec. 7 — Uruguay has made a dramatic turnaround in addressing the serious problem of child sexual exploitation, reported expert Luis Purtscher. More than a dozen institutions and groups came together to draft Conapees national action plan against child sexual exploitation in Uruguay, photo Facebook. The country did an about face from basically denying the situation several years...

Uruguay is China’s Gateway to S. American Markets, Says Official

Montevideo, Oct 25 — Uruguay is a "stable and legally safe" country that constitutes a gateway to Mercosur for Chinese investments, an official who was on this month's Uruguayan government mission to the Asian country said on Tuesday. Antonio Carambula, executive director of the institute of investment and exports Uruguay XXI, told Radio Uruguay that his country "is an open door" for China to t...