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
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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…

Latin American left faces three key presidential votes in October
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Latin American left faces three key presidential votes in October

AFP - September 13, 2014

Three Latin American countries hold elections next month -- Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia -- a crunch test for ruling leftists seeking to bolster budding dynasties in the…

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Wild World Cup morning: Suárez gets four month suspension; two Ghana stars kicked off team; flooding in Recife before US-Germany

AFP - June 26, 2014

Uruguay star Luis Suárez was suspended for nine matches for biting an opponent on Thursday as World Cup chiefs struck back with the heaviest sanction against a…

Uruguay’s Mujica to Obama: Tobacco is ‘murder’
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Uruguay’s Mujica to Obama: Tobacco is ‘murder’

AFP - May 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Uruguay's President José Mujica warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday of the mass "murder" of smokers across the world, highlighting his nation's legal…

Costa Rica’s first World Cup opponent Uruguay could lose spot in the tournament
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Costa Rica’s first World Cup opponent Uruguay could lose spot in the tournament

Matt Levin and AFP - April 1, 2014

Costa Rica's first opponent in the 2014 World Cup could be in danger of losing its spot in the tournament. On Monday, the Executive Board of the…

Uruguay agrees to take Guantanamo detainees
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Uruguay agrees to take Guantanamo detainees

AFP - March 20, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Uruguay's President José Mujica said Thursday that his country had agreed to receive detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, calling the…