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Italy court sentences 24 people to life for Operation Condor

Jul. 8, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A court in Italy sentenced 24 people to life in prison for their involvement in human rights crimes committed during the "Operation Condor" offensive by South American governments to hunt down dissidents within the region and beyond, the Uruguayan government said Monday. It...

Italian mobster Rocco Morabito escapes from Uruguayan prison

Jun. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said Monday. Rocco Morabito and three other inmates got out "through the roof" of a prison in Montevideo around midnight...

Court tells Uruguay to sell Nazi eagle from battleship

Jun. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A court in Uruguay ruled Friday that the government must sell a huge Nazi bronze eagle that was recovered off the South American country's coast in 2006. The eagle with a swastika under its talons was part of the stern of the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee that sank off...

Uruguay prison turns inmates into entrepreneurs

Jun. 12, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Rolando Bustamante watches his employees turn out one concrete block after another, occasionally checking an electronic tablet that records orders from clients and that lets him communicate with suppliers. There'd be nothing remarkable about the scene if it weren't for the fact...

G League, club teams to meet in international tournament

Jun. 2, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of NBA G League players will compete in an international tournament in September. The NBA G League International Challenge will take place Sept. 18-22 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Along with the NBA G League Elite Team from the U.S., the tournament will feature Uruguay's national team,...