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Punta Del Este and Classico

November 15th 2010
My last weekend in Uruguay included a couple highlights which most would consider mandatory for any anyone visiting the country. Somehow I made it through the first month of my trip without doing either. The first was a trip to Punta del Este, which is an upscale beach resort town a little over an hour outside of Montevideo. People from all over the world come here to vacation especially in Jan ... read more
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Uruguayan Flag A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more
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