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La Pedrera Rocks and the Moon Eclipses

December 19th 2010
Sun, moon and earth align for an eclipse at the solstice; rocks undulate and reveal their African origins; fear turns to delight in the shadow of the full moon, and I step into a deserted room and find magic, All this and more in La Pedrera, unsung heroine of Uruguay's fabulous eastern beaches. Upon leaving the metropolis of Punta del Este, I considered La Paloma, but with its 4,000 residents, i ... 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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