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6 Gitmo detainees heading to Uruguay soon, Pentagon tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Pentagon recently notified members of Congress that it intends to transfer six low-level detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Uruguay soon, including a Syrian man who is legally challenging the manner in which the military force-feeds some prisoners, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Costa Rica achieves highest FIFA ranking ever (No. 16) after historic World Cup run

The Ticos jumped up 12 places after reaching the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. Costa Rica also surpassed Mexico (No. 18) for the first time since the polls started in 1993.

Rodríguez rocket earns Colombia a clash with Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – James Rodríguez knocked Luis Suárez out of the headlines with an exquisite goal as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 on Saturday to set up a World Cup quarter-final against hosts Brazil.

Italy coach Prandelli resigns immediately after group stage elimination

The Italians lost to Costa Rica, 1-0, last Friday. However the four-time World Cup champions only needed a tie against Uruguay to advance to the knockout round of the tournament.

Luis Suárez bites again as Uruguay eliminates Italy

Uruguay skipper Diego Godín scored to send Italy crashing out of the World Cup on Tuesday amid a new biting controversy for South American star striker Luis Suárez.

Do or die for England, Uruguay on Thursday

Heavyweights England and Uruguay must resurrect their World Cup hopes or face the prospect of an early flight home when they collide in a Group D fixture on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Biden urges Latin America to take in Guantanamo prisoners

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a four-country trip across Latin America, said he hoped the region would accept more Guantanamo prisoners to help expedite closing the facility, in an interview published Wednesday by a Colombian newspaper.

Another disappointment for Uruguay at the World Cup after Brazil seizes team’s dulce de leche

After La Celeste opened their World Cup with a shock 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica, their faltering tournament took another sour turn when it emerged Tuesday that Brazilian health authorities had seized 39 kilos (86 pounds) of dulce de leche from the team.

PHOTOS: Costa Ricans go wild celebrating World Cup upset over Uruguay

Hundreds of Ticos gathered in downtown San José’s Plaza de la Democracia to watch the game on a large LED screen. Once Costa Rica emerged victorious over Uruguay -- a stunning, 3-1, win over one of the top-ranked team's in the world -- the crowd exploded with joy.

Having a Ball: Joel Campbell, Costa Rica shocks Uruguay, 3-1

A star is born! Costa Rica's 21-year-old forward Joel Campbell celebrates scoring his team's first goal during a Group D football match between Uruguay...

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