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Today in history: Forward-looking Uruguayan President José Mujica turns 80

On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Left candidate clinches victory in Uruguay presidential runoff

The Vazquez victory should be seen within the context of the Bolivarian dynamic, a multinational movement in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.


Left biggest winner in Uruguay election, but runoff needed

In Uruguay, the presidential runoff is both a family matter and an ideological confrontation.


World Cup heartbreak for Africa?

Writer Fred Mabonga sends this latest blog on Ghana's loss to Uruguay, and the disappointment, as well as resilience, that resounded across a continent.


World Cup quarter finals: we’re having a great time here, folks

PRETORIA, South Africa -- For the first time in the history of the World Cup games Latin America has four teams among the last eight.


Former guerilla wins Uruguayan presidency

In a runoff election on Nov. 29, José Mujica won the presidency by a 52 to 43 percent margin over former president Luis Alberto Lacalle of the right wing National Party.