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Colonia

A little jewel on the River Plate

October 17th 2011
Back from Cabo Polonio, it's a quick overnight stop in Montevideo before we head up the norther shore of the Río de la Plata to Colonia del Sacramento. Colonia - whose historic quarter is Uruguay's sole UNESCO World Heritage Site - was founded in the 17th century by the Portuguese. It acted as a port for the smuggling in of imported goods, to the unsurprising irritation of the Spanish ... 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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