Uruguay

Montevideo mechanism established to deal with Venezuelan crisis

A mechanism has been devised to address the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Venezuela.

Caricom leaders, including prime minister Dr. Keith Rowley, along with the governments of Uruguay and Mexico have established the Montevideo mechanism. 

It was the major outcome of a meeting in Uruguay this morning where countries and organisations who've taken a non-interventionist approach to the crisis gathered to discuss the way forward.

International: Uruguay to sell weed in pharmacies from July

Uruguay will begin selling marijuana in pharmacies from July, the final stage in the country's pioneering regularisation of the drug.

The South American country will be the first in the world to legally sell the drug over the counter for recreational use.

The move was set in motion in 2013 with a law that fully legalised the marijuana trade.

However, it has been a slow process to put the law into practice.

"Cannabis will be dispensed in pharmacies starting in the month of July," presidential aide Juan Andres Roballo told a press conference.