Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- celebrated his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: The end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.
World War Two was never as close to land in South America as on 13 December 1939, when three Royal Navy cruisers challenged Germany's Admiral Graf Spee off the coast of Uruguay.
A lawyer for one of the six ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoners given sanctuary by Uruguay says the men have been greeted with a wave of affection.
I first came to grips with the true power of television when, in the late 1970s in my native Mexico, my father had a couple of guest appearances in the astoundingly popular TV variety show “Chespirito.”
To gauge international interest in Uruguay's legal cannabis market, spend just a few minutes at a small marijuana shop called Urugrow in Uruguay's capital, Montevideo.