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Op-Ed: Six more leave Guantanamo but facility far from closure

Montevideo - On December 7, six Guantanamo prisoners flew to Uruguay. There were four Syrians, a Palestinian, and a Tunisian. The six had never been charged and had been cleared for release five years ago in 2009.

Uruguay political prisoner's mini-diary enters history

Montevideo - A leftist guerrilla's tiny cigarette-paper diary of his years in a Uruguayan prison has been salvaged from the hollowed-out shoe where he hid it and enshrined as world history by the United Nations.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates leave hospital in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six former Guantanamo inmates being resettled in Uruguay have left hospital and been taken to a house where they will adjust to their new lives in South America, the labor union hosting them said Thursday.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates to move into Uruguay house

Montevideo - Five of the six former Guantanamo inmates being resettled in Uruguay will likely move into a house in the capital Montevideo on Wednesday, according to the labor union providing the lodging.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates still hospitalized in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six former Guantanamo inmates were still hospitalized Tuesday after being transferred to Uruguay, where they are due to be resettled, ending more than a decade in detention.

After Guantanamo, ex-inmates seek new lives in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six Guantanamo inmates transferred to Uruguay prepared Monday to begin new lives as free men after more than a decade in what one called a "black hole.

Six Guantanamo detainees resettled in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six men detained at Guantanamo for more than a decade have been resettled in Uruguay, as US President Barack Obama attempts to fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.

Uruguay leader confirms Guantanamo deal, chides U.S. on Cuba

Montevideo - Uruguayan President Jose Mujica confirmed Friday that his country would take in six Guantanamo inmates, using the occasion to urge President Barack Obama to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

Leftist successor to Jose Mujica wins Uruguay presidency

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez candidate for the governing Broad Party won in a runoff election against his opponent Luis Lacalle Pou of the right-leaning National Party.

Uruguay's new anti-smoking president faces pot dilemma

Montevideo - Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez, a cancer doctor returning to the country's highest office a decade after launching an anti-smoking crusade, faces a dilemma over his predecessor's landmark marijuana law.

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff

Montevideo - Uruguay's ex-president Tabare Vazquez comfortably won a new term in a runoff election, extending the left's decade in power -- though not necessarily incumbent Jose Mujica's groundbreaking marijuana law.

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff: exit polls

Montevideo - Ex-president Tabare Vazquez won Uruguay's presidential runoff Sunday, extending the left's decade-long hold on power -- though not necessarily his predecessor's ground-breaking marijuana laws, exit polls showed.

Leftist Vazquez poised for Uruguay presidential repeat

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez, Uruguay's first leftist president, is favored to reclaim the post in a run-off election Sunday, playing political leapfrog with his rabble-rousing, marijuana-legalizing successor, Jose Mujica.

Uruguay vote headed for runoff

Montevideo - Uruguay's leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou are headed into a November 30 runoff after a presidential vote failed to deliver an outright winner.

Uruguay vote headed for runoff: exit polls

Montevideo - Leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will head into a November 30 runoff after Sunday's presidential vote failed to give a clear winner, exit polls showed.

Uruguay Presidential Election — ‘Pepe’ calls voting with bonhomie

Montevideo - Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica was one of the first citizens to vote today in his country’s general election. He asked his countrymen to cast their ballots "with bonhomie, joy and peace."

Uruguay votes for Mujica successor

Montevideo - Uruguayans voted Sunday to elect a successor to President Jose Mujica, a folksy iconoclast whose leftist coalition is battling sharp challenges to its decade in power.

Uruguayan left seeks to extend decade-long rule

Montevideo - Ten years after surging to power for the first time, Uruguay's left is trying to hold onto it Sunday in elections to pick the successor to folksy iconoclast Jose Mujica.

Latin America's growing middle classes are restless

Montevideo - "Juan Middle Class" may be a cartoon, but the problems he faces -- expensive schools, crummy healthcare, ballooning grocery bills -- are all too real for millions of newly middle-class Latin Americans.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.
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