Opinion

In Latin America, people disappear but crimes remain

As we mark the International Day of the Disappeared, countless families across Latin America have yet to attain closure.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Argentina

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.

Weather

Torrential rain triggers flooding in Argentina, Uruguay

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

Torrential rain triggers flooding in Argentina, Uruguay

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.

Opinion

Remembering Operation Condor

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

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Sport

Copa America: Holders Uruguay knocked out by Chile

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

Copa America: Holders Uruguay knocked out by Chile

Opinion

A triumphant voice: Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015)

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

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Justice at a crossroads in Uruguay

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

Francesca Lessa

by Francesca Lessa

Francesca Lessa

Opinion

Guantanamo's shameful 13th year

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

Viviana Krsticevic

by Viviana Krsticevic

Viviana Krsticevic

Environment

Uruguay hit by severe floods

Montevideo suffers its worst flooding in more than 50 years.

Uruguay hit by severe floods

Opinion

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.

Massimo Di Ricco

by Massimo Di Ricco

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.

Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates

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.

Politics

Six Guantanamo inmates sent to Uruguay

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

Six Guantanamo inmates sent to Uruguay