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Argentine minister dies at summit

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 0:45
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine junior minister Ivan Heyn is found dead in his hotel room at the Mercosur summit in Uruguay after apparently taking his own life.
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Uruguay army: No crimes cover-up

Monday, December 5th 2011, 16:19

Uruguay's army will not tolerate criminals, its chief says, after the recent discovery on a military base of the body of an activist killed in 1977.
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Uruguay identifies army base body

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 23:48

Forensic experts in Uruguay say the body found at a military base in October is that of trade unionist Julio Castro, who disappeared in 1977.
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VIDEO: Joy at overturn of amnesty in Uruguay

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 21:34

Uruguay's Congress has voted to revoke an amnesty law that protected officers from prosecution for crimes committed during military rule from 1975 to 1983.
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Uruguay revokes military amnesty

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 9:43

Uruguay's Congress votes after a tense debate to revoke an amnesty that shielded officers during military rule from prosecution.
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Uruguay's Vasquez quits politics

Friday, October 14th 2011, 8:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Vasquez

Uruguay's ex-President Tabare Vasquez says he is quitting politics after admitting he considered war with Argentina over a paper mill.
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Uruguay apology for alleged rape

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 7:12
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Uruguyan President Jose Mujica apologises to his Haitian counterpart, Michel Martelly, for the alleged rape of a Haitian man by Uruguayan peacekeepers.
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Haiti anger over alleged UN rape

Monday, September 5th 2011, 23:34
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian President Michel Martelly condemns the alleged assault of a Haitian man by Uruguayan peacekeepers, calling it "collective rape".
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UN Haiti forces accused of abuse

Monday, September 5th 2011, 2:54
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Uruguay recalls five of its peacekeepers from Haiti, following allegations they took part in the sexual assault of a young Haitian man.
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Forlan leads Uruguay to Copa win

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 21:39

Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez score as Uruguay defeat Paraguay 3-0 to win the Copa America for a record 15th time.
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Uruguay backs army rule inquiries

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 0:59

Officials say Uruguay's president will sign a decree enabling the courts to re-open over 80 cases relating to human rights abuses under military rule.
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Chile volcano travel chaos easing

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Australia Australia, Chile Chile

Flights are returning to normal in major Argentine and Uruguayan airports, but ash from a Chilean volcano is now reaching Australia.
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Chile ash cloud grounds flights

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Chile Chile

A cloud of ash spewed from a volcano range in Chile grounds flights at a number of airports in Argentina and Uruguay.
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Uruguay Congress upholds amnesty

Friday, May 20th 2011, 20:21

Members of Congress in Uruguay vote to uphold an amnesty that has shielded officers during military rule from prosecution.
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