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José Mujica: Uruguay’s exceptionally humble president

Away from the glitzy seaside resort of Punta del Este and other areas across the water from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, Uruguay is a small and unassuming country, little explored by international tourists and overshadowed in many senses by … Continue reading

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Argentina: Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Buenos Aires, a political and cultural megacity, is a place that wears its diverse history very much on the surface. Whether in the form of grandiose European-inspired architecture, the sultry sound of tango, or imagery relating to Eva Perón, the … Continue reading

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Gabriel García Márquez: Five lesser known facts

Gabriel García Márquez sadly passed away last week, at home in Mexico City. The death of this renowned author and literary icon has prompted reflections on his talent and legacy all across the globe, with commentators worldwide participating in a chorus of … Continue reading

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