Uruguay farmers set against open-pit iron ore mine

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Uruguay's miners and environmentalists are increasingly set against President Jose Mujica going ahead with an open-pit iron ore mine's development, which they want scrapped.
Uruguay votes to legalize marijuana in effort to combat drug traffickers

Uruguay votes to legalize marijuana in effort to combat drug traffickers

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Uruguay voted yesterday to legalize and regulate marijuana in a socio-political experiment to combat drug traffickers.
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Uruguay legalizes marijuana

Uruguay legalizes marijuana

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Uruguay passed a pioneering law letting people grow, buy and smoke marijuana, and the country's leftist president, Jose Mujica, said he would sign the measure.
Uruguay to bar foreigners buying land

Uruguay to bar foreigners buying land

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Uruguay will bar foreign companies and individuals from buying land in the country under new legislation before congress.

Uruguay sees deepwater port as regional master plan

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is pushing the country's deepwater port project as a multibillion-dollar regional undertaking, built on Uruguayn soil, leased to neighboring countries and operated by their state enterprises or private business.

Rain, floods devastate Uruguay sheep farms

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Stormy weather played havoc with Uruguayan agriculture and livestock farms, killing thousands of animals, disrupting electricity supplies and communications.

Uruguay going slow on pulp mill opposed by Argentina

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Uruguay will go slow on commissioning its second pulp mill on the riverside it shares with Argentina as a major concession to Buenos Aires.

Argentina protests Uruguay pulp mill expansion

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Argentina has revived gripes against neighbour Uruguay's plans to expand an eucalyptus pulp mill near the Uruguay river, a waterway shared by the two countries.
Uruguay's Mujica aims to keep the lid on Communist fervor

Uruguay's Mujica aims to keep the lid on Communist fervor

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Outgoing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is struggling to keep the lid on Communist ambitions that some fear can unravel the ruling Broad Front coalition before next year's presidential election.

U.N. drug monitoring unit urges Uruguay to reconsider pot bill

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.N. unit that monitors production and consumption of narcotics Thursday urged Uruguay to reconsider a bill that would legalize non-medical marijuana.
Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

VIENNA, July 3 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane left Vienna Wednesday, where it was forced to land based on suspicions U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard.

Colombia wants Urugauy's Mujica to help FARC peace talks

BOGOTA, June 26 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hopes Uruguayan peer and former guerrilla fighter Jose Mujica will help break a deadlock in reconciliation talks with Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces rebel group known as FARC.

Uruguay deficit likely to speed windpower plans

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, June 4 (UPI) -- Uruguay's plans for expanding wind power generation capacity are being pushed forward by concerns over the country's expanding trade deficit.

Uruguayan lawmakers pass gay marriage bill

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, April 11 (UPI) -- A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Uruguay awaits presidential action following lower house approval of the measure.

Uruguay president's remark about President Fernandez angers Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, April 5 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica was caught unawares by an open microphone referring to his Argentine counterpart as "the old lady."
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Jose Mujica

José Alberto Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: , known as El Pepe, (born May 20, 1935) is a Uruguayan politician and former guerrilla fighter, a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition) and current President of Uruguay.

Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. He won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

Mujica was born 20 May 1935 to Demetrio Mujica, of Basque ancestry and Lucy Cordano of Italian descent.

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