Argentina jails dictator for international death squad

Former general and 14 others jailed for their role in Operation Condor, a unit set up to kill South American dissidents.


Torrential rain triggers flooding in Argentina, Uruguay

About 2,000 people evacuated from their homes after El Nino-enhanced downpours hit South America.

Humanitarian crises

S America: Over 160,000 flee worst floods in 50 years

Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia have been battered by heavy rains blamed on the El Nino phenomenon.

Human Rights

Remembering Operation Condor

With the US' encouragement, the alliance in South America would go on to torture and murder many civilians.

by Belen Fernandez


Copa America: Holders Uruguay knocked out by Chile

Hosts score an 81st-minute winner as Uruguay end match with nine players.

Arts & Culture

A triumphant voice: Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015)

Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano was instrumental in transforming the historiography of the region.

by Hamid Dabashi


Justice at a crossroads in Uruguay

Tabare Vazquez must tackle the unresolved matter of accountability for dictatorship crimes in Uruguay.

by Francesca Lessa


Guantanamo's shameful 13th year

Recent inmate transfers offer a glimmer of hope but there is still much work to be done.

by Viviana Krsticevic


Uruguay hit by severe floods

Montevideo suffers its worst flooding in more than 50 years.


From Guantanamo to Montevideo and on to Havana

The arrival of Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay boosted Mujica's reputation and put Cuba back on the regional agenda.

by Massimo Di Ricco

US & Canada

Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates

Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.

United States

Guantanamo ex-inmates start fresh in Uruguay

Uruguayans are being prepared to receive six controversial new residents who spent 12 years in US detention.

US & Canada

Six Guantanamo prisoners resettled in Uruguay

Release of the men held for more than 12 years represents largest single group to leave US detention camp.


Six Guantanamo inmates sent to Uruguay

Six prisoners held for more than 12 years, but never charged, sent to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees.


Uruguay set to elect new president

Liberal programmes such as social security and marijuana production will be tested at Sunday's election.