Another body found under Uruguay military base

September 13, 2019

The latest forensic dig at Uruguay’s Batallon 13 military installation has yielded another grisly reminder of the horrors of the country’s 1970s dictatorship. A body, covered with quick lime, was found buried a meter below the ground at the base. The as-yet-unidentified remains are almost certainly of one of the roughly 20 disappeared victims last […]

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Uruguay’s killing field opened to more digging

November 21, 2018

A judge has cleared the way for Argentinian forensic anthropologists to dig up anomalies detected by ground-penetrating radar at a site used during Uruguay’s 1970s “dirty war.” In 2011 and 2012, digs at a military installation yielded the bodies of two activists, Ricardo Blanco Valiente and Julian Castro, who had been abducted and never found. […]

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Abortion struggles in Argentina and Uruguay

October 16, 2018

Across the Americas, abortion complicates the separation of church and state, particularly in Argentina and Uruguay, where the church’s moral imperatives clash with national laws. In Argentina, the law is very clear — abortion is legal in certain circumstances when the health of the mother is threatened. Yet broad-based-opposition to this law has coalesced into […]

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Hope for bats and wind power

October 9, 2018

Can we have both bats and wind energy? Uruguayan scientists think so, and they’ve developed an acoustics algorithm that will aid conservationists to help Uruguayan bats survive. Bats, which navigate and communicate using sonar, are critically important members of ecosystems across the world, but they often cannot detect the whirring blades of giant commercial wind […]

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