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[Latin America] Big Tobacco Gets Crushed by Tiny Uruguay

More than a blow to corporate clout, the unanimous ruling by the Washington-based trade body also may have been a tipping point in the global tussle between Big Tobacco and its discontents. Shortly after the unanimous decision, anti-smoking activists wer
Bloomberg News
added Jul 18, 2016 19:53
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[Latin America, Peru] Why People Are Drinking Tobacco in the Amazon

There are dozens of healing centers to chose from in the Iquitos area alone... Tobacco, however, is by far the most prevalent master plant outside of ayahuasca itself....In isolated cases, however, foreigners coming to the jungle have lost their lives fo
Vice.com
added Jul 15, 2016 21:53
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Argentina, Latin America] 'This guy is unbelievable' Plane delays landing after pilot spots man smoking on RUNWAY

The runway fiend has since been identified as a 45-year-old passenger who needed to take an urgent flight to Buenos Aires. The man said he lit the cigarette to tackle his frustration, as the flight was full and and he was unable to purchase a ticket.
The [London, UK] Express
added Jul 13, 2016 18:56
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[Caribbean, Latin America, USA] Trademarks, State-owned Enterprises, and Cuba’s Rum and Cigar Industries

In February of this year, the US Supreme Court handed another victory to Cubatabaco by refusing to intervene in the legal case against General Cigar. The decision allows Cubatabaco to once again request the cancellation of the trademark registered by Gene
Cuba Journal
added Jul 13, 2016 18:16
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[Latin America, Uruguay] Philip Morris' Risk Profile Just Changed

PM benefits from easy regulatory environments in emerging markets. But if governments become more emboldened as a result of the Uruguay victory, PM will run into trouble.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jul 11, 2016 17:21
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[Australia, Latin America, Uruguay] Plain packaging: legal win confirms right to regulate in public interest

Many believe tobacco companies knew they did not have strong cases but used notoriously slow international legal processes as a means of pausing the spread of effective tobacco control measures. Countries such as Papua New Guinea, struggling to pay for
The Mandarin (au)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:19
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Statement by Michael R. Bloomberg on Philip Morris International v. Uruguay Decision

Recognizing the need to support countries in future legal challenges, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the $4 million Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund in 2015, which aims to combat the tobacco industry’s use of i
Mike Bloomberg.com
added Jul 11, 2016 15:59
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Globally significant legal victory for public health: Uruguay wins big against Philip Morris

The Union has worked with Uruguay’s government since 2014, offering technical assistance and building capacity to strengthen policy infrastructure, evaluate policy impacts, and improve enforcement. It is now supporting development of a plain tobacco pack
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Jul 11, 2016 15:57
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[Latin America, Switzerland] PHILIP MORRIS BRANDS SÀRL, PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A. and ABAL HERMANOS S.A. (THE CLAIMANTS) and ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY (THE RESPONDENT) (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7): AWARD (PDF) (304pp)

. I write separately, with respect to two limited issues, only because of my fundamental disagreement with the Tribunal’s conclusions and reasoning on these matters. Apart from these issues, I concur with the Tribunal’s conclusions in its Award.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 11, 2016 15:56
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