The proposal at first was controversial because of the thriving illegal drug trade: Peru is the world's second largest producer of coca leaves — the source plant for cocaine — and some worried that drug gangs would branch into the marijuana business.
After Eric Trump reportedly ran up the taxpayer bill on a trip to Uruguay, we look at a few properties in South America that were supposed to carry the Trump name. Some still haven't gotten off the grand, and at least one was ditched by the president's company.
Uruguayan officials caused a stir last month when they said Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a free man released from Guantanámo Bay prison, had quietly left the country. Now he has reportedly resurfaced in Venezuela, aiming to travel to Turkey to reunite with his family.
Philip Morris International sued Uruguay over its bold cigarette warnings and brand limits. But the World Bank tribunal ruled in favor of the little South American country. Anti-smoking activists say this could have a global impact.
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