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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

Monday - 12/16/2013, 12:14am  ET

In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 photo, people attend a demonstration in support of the legalization of marijuana outside the Congress in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence. The Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

The Associated Press

Uruguay's Senate last week approved the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana as President Jose Mujica aims to drive drug traffickers out of the dope business and reduce consumption by creating a safe, legal and transparent environment. Thousands of people massed in the main square of Colombia's capital throughout the week to show support for Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, the former rebel-turned-politician fired by the country's inspector-general amid charges he overreached constitutionally. And Argentine club Lanus on Wednesday won its first international title by defeating Ponte Preta of Brazil 2-0 in the Copa Sudamericana final.

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