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Uruguay to probe dictatorship crimes
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Uruguay to probe dictatorship crimes

AFP - May 20, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Uruguay has created a commission to probe human rights violations perpetrated from 1968 to 1985 as the government cracked down brutally on a leftist…

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano dies at 74
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano dies at 74

Mauricio Rabuffetti | AFP - April 13, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, an icon of the Latin American left who chronicled the region's injustices in a career that spanned decades and crossed genres,…

Uruguay says it won’t take more Guantanamo inmates
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Uruguay says it won’t take more Guantanamo inmates

AFP - March 23, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay, the only South American country to take in detainees from the US military prison at Guantánamo, said Monday it will not accept any more. "No…

New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer
Latin America
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Latin America
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New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

Giovanna Fleitas | AFP - March 1, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Tabaré Vázquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain…

Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - February 24, 2015

When you hear the phrase “cannabis advocate,” you might picture someone with wild hair and a Bob Marley T-shirt. But Gerald Murray is nothing like that. At…

Automotores Orletti: Memories of the Argentine dictatorship
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Crime
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Automotores Orletti: Memories of the Argentine dictatorship

Fabiola Pomareda - January 11, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The building looks almost as it did in 1976, although it has deteriorated. The first floor was a mechanic’s workshop, a cold and…

US prepares to ramp up transfers from Guantanamo
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US prepares to ramp up transfers from Guantanamo

Missy Ryan and Adam Goldman | The Washington Post - December 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration is accelerating its efforts to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center, preparing to move dozens of inmates out of the…

Mujica: US admits former Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay had no ties to terrorism
Crime
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Crime
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Mujica: US admits former Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay had no ties to terrorism

AFP - December 17, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – The United States has assured Uruguay that "no information exists" to link to terrorist activities to six former Guantanamo prisoners now living in the…

6 Guantanamo detainees turned over to Uruguay
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6 Guantanamo detainees turned over to Uruguay

Adam Goldman | The Washington Post - December 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six detainees held at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to Uruguay over the weekend, months after the South…

Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America
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Fleeing war, Syrians find refuge in Latin America

Hugo Di Zazzo and Ana Inés Cibils | AFP - September 30, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Forced to flee the war raging in his native Syria, 22-year-old Hussein Al Fleig Al Ali first tried neighboring Lebanon before discovering he had…

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