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Tag: Raymond Yans

  • Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 06:58 UTC

    Pot fumes: Mujica calls UN official, 'liar', after he accused Uruguay of 'pirate attitudes'

    The Uruguayan president challenged Yans to stop 'saying lies' and meet him in Uruguay

    President Jose Mujica reacted furiously to the accusation of Uruguay as a 'pirate state' from the UN official in charge of drugs' control, who was protesting the legalization of marihuana and because allegedly he was never received by the Uruguayan leader. Mujica bluntly replied, leaving aside all nice talk, “tell that old man to stop lying and stop showing off to the stands”.

  • Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 06:40 UTC

    A Nobel peace prize for Uruguay for legalizing cannabis

    Mujica's courage should not be underrated

    Uruguay's recent passing of a bill legalizing cannabis from production to distribution has generated headlines and controversy worldwide. The basics of the law is that current methods to combat drugs addiction and trade have failed completely and new options should be experimented.
    The Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins writes on the controversy.