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Drugs: Cannabis country, heroin fix and India's addicts

Three short docs about prescription drugs in India, a cannabis connoisseur in Uruguay and heroin addiction in Tanzania.

Asia

Massive South Korean ship believed sunk off Uruguay

Large South Korean cargo ship with 24 crew on board goes missing in South Atlantic Ocean after making a distress call.

Missing S Korean ship believed sunk off Uruguay

Weather

Thunderstorms cause damage across Montevideo

Violent thunderstorms damage buildings and cars and leave thousands without power in the Uruguayan capital.

Uruguay: Thunderstorms cause damage across Montevideo

Guantanamo Bay

Hunger-striking ex-Guantanamo prisoner slips into coma

Syrian Abu Wael Dhiab, who wants to be reunited with his family in Turkey, found unconscious in apartment in Montevideo.

Ex-Guantanamo prisoner slips into coma in Uruguay

Human Rights

In Uruguay, Dhiab 'weak' from hunger strike

Abu Wael Dhiab is protesting about his lack of freedom of movement having served 13 years in Gitmo without charge.

In Uruguay, Dhiab 'weak' from hunger strike

Opinion

In Latin America, people disappear but crimes remain

As we mark the International Day of the Disappeared, countless families across Latin America have yet to attain closure.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Argentina

Argentina jails dictator for international death squad

Former general and 14 others jailed for their role in Operation Condor, a unit set up to kill South American dissidents.

Weather

Torrential rain triggers flooding in Argentina, Uruguay

About 2,000 people evacuated from their homes after El Nino-enhanced downpours hit South America.

Torrential rain triggers flooding in Argentina, Uruguay

Humanitarian crises

S America: Over 160,000 flee worst floods in 50 years

Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia have been battered by heavy rains blamed on the El Nino phenomenon.

Opinion

Remembering Operation Condor

With the US' encouragement, the alliance in South America would go on to torture and murder many civilians.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Sport

Copa America: Holders Uruguay knocked out by Chile

Hosts score an 81st-minute winner as Uruguay end match with nine players.

Copa America: Holders Uruguay knocked out by Chile

Opinion

A triumphant voice: Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015)

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano was instrumental in transforming the historiography of the region.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Justice at a crossroads in Uruguay

Tabare Vazquez must tackle the unresolved matter of accountability for dictatorship crimes in Uruguay.

Francesca Lessa

by Francesca Lessa

Francesca Lessa

Opinion

Guantanamo's shameful 13th year

Recent inmate transfers offer a glimmer of hope but there is still much work to be done.

Viviana Krsticevic

by Viviana Krsticevic

Viviana Krsticevic

Environment

Uruguay hit by severe floods

Montevideo suffers its worst flooding in more than 50 years.

Uruguay hit by severe floods