The Plutocrats Still Lead With Control

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 5:31 pm

Two months ago, a report by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page uncovered a major issue in the American political system. Specifically, it uncovered how much power the elites in society hold in the U.S. compared to the average citizen.

It is very interesting and provides useful insight into the structure of the U.S. system and how it creates political inequality.

 

Uruguay Plans to Make Legal Marijuana Tax Free

By: Monday May 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Unlike Colorado and Washington State which have imposed significant excise taxes on marijuana to keep prices high, Uruguay is planning to make the newly legalized product mostly tax free to drive down prices.

Uruguay Officials Plan to Sell Marijuana for $1 a Gram to Undermine Black Market

By: Tuesday May 6, 2014 2:50 pm

Marijuana is legal in Uruguay but it is going to be extremely tightly regulated. The Uruguayan government finally released the ruleswhich will govern their new recreational marijuana system. The legalization law was adopted in December. Uruguayan residents age 18 and over will need to register with the government if they want to gain legal access to marijuana. Tourists will not be able to register. Registered users will have three options for obtaining marijuana.

International Narcotics Control Board Not Happy With Uruguay

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 11:40 am

Not surprisingly the International Narcotics Control Board, which is charged with promoting and monitoring compliance with international drug prohibition treaties, is not happy Uruguay ended their marijuana prohibition.

BREAKING: Uruguay Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:53 pm

After a historic vote Uruguay is set to legalize marijuana. The Senate approved a measure that would legalize marijuana and create a tightly regulated market by a margin of 16-13.

Uruguayan Uruguayan President Asks for World to Support His Marijuana Legalization Plan

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:50 am

Hopefully, the rest of the world will not try to prevent Uruguay from moving forward with their plan so it can become a laboratory of reform for the region.

Uruguay, the World’s Laboratory for Cannabis Legalization

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 7:00 am

A diverse coalition of groups and individuals who support ending cannabis prohibition in Uruguay took to the streets of Montevideo on Wednesday using the occasion of Global Marijuana Day to express their support for a quick vote approving legalization in Uruguay’s senate. After being approved in the country’s lower house in August, the senate vote to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults in Uruguay is set to take place later this fall, likely in November.

Uruguay’s Lower House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 8:30 am

Late Wednesday Uruguay took a big step towards legalizing marijuana. After hours of debate the House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would legalize and heavily regulate cannabis for adults. The bill was passed 50 yea to 46 nay.

Uruguay Likely to Vote on Marijuana Legalization Today

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 1:52 pm

A historic vote may take place today in Uruguay. After roughly a year of the national debate a bill that would legalize marijuana in the country will get a vote in House of Representatives.

The Politics of Abortion in Latin America

By: Friday July 19, 2013 7:00 pm

In light of the recent case of Beatriz, a 22-year-old Salvadoran woman and mother of a toddler, who, while suffering from lupus and kidney failure and carrying an anencephalic fetus, was denied the right to an abortion, it is relevant to discuss the restrictive abortion laws in Latin America and some of the reasons behind them.

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