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Uruguay
Three figures who broke their own glass ceilings discuss the panorama for political representation in Latin America.
Uruguay once again came out ahead in AQ's annual social inclusion survey. What should the rest of the region do to catch up?
Even in a distressed oil market, Uruguay is attracting major investments, with Tullow Oil telling AQ it plans to make a 'major seismic acquisition in 2017.'
Uruguay's invitation in late 2014 sounded like a dream to the Alshebli family. But it didn’t take long for a series of cultural and financial shocks to leave them feeling defeated.
Parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister

This week’s likely news stories: Mexico’s ruling party wins the congressional elections; Canada and Japan block a G7 statement on carbon emissions; Latin American officials to discuss Mercosur at EU-CELAC Summit; Argentina’s debt inflates after U.S. court ruling; protestors demand Honduran president’s resignation.

The number of Latin Americans with access to the Internet will increase by 20 percent over the next twelve months, according to the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry (LACNIC).

On Monday night, Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Nin Novoa announced that Uruguay will no longer offer asylum to additional Guantanamo prisoners, amid reports that one of the ex-prisoners currently living in Montevideo is threating to go on a hunger strike.

On March 18, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) named Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro its newest secretary general in a near-unanimous vote. 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) opened its 58th session on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on Monday in Vienna, Austria, with several Latin American countries—Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay and Bolivia—lobbying for a reform of global counternarcotic strategy.

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