CARACAS, VENEZUELA, MAY 12: Opposition activists scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government in Caracas on May 12, 2017. Daily clashes between demonstrators -who blame elected President Nicolas Maduro for an economic crisis that has caused food shortage- and security forces have left 38 people dead since …

Venezuela: Maduro Claims Opposition Is ‘Murdering Their Own Protesters’

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed on national television Saturday that the nation’s anti-Chavista opposition was “murdering its own protesters,” listing individuals killed by Venezuelan soldiers and Chavista gangs and blaming the leadership of the opposition for staging the deaths to garner support for their cause.

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Government of Uruguay Launches ‘Sex Guru’ App

Uruguay’s Ministry of Public Health has released a new mobile phone app called “The Sex Guru,” intended to educate young people about how to practice safe sex, avoid pregnancy, and make a habit of routine doctor visits to stay healthy.

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY--March 16, 2015: Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, 43, outside his new home in Montevideo.

Ex-Guantánamo Detainee Considers Hunger Strike to Get Out of Uruguay

Jihad Ahmad Diyab — former detainee at the U.S. Guantánamo Bay detention center and, until recently, Latin American fugitive — may be planning a “hunger strike,” demanding the small nation of Uruguay pay to reunite him with his family in the Middle East.


Missing Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner, Al-Qaeda Fan Found in Venezuela

Jihad Ahmad Diyab, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was released to Uruguay as part of a deal between the White House and the socialist government of former President José Mujica, has surfaced in Venezuela after his disappearance a month ago. He is demanding to be flown to Turkey to reunite with his Syrian family.


Report Claims Missing Ex-Guantánamo Detainee Found in Venezuela

As Latin America cooperates on a frantic search to find former Guantánamo Bay detainee Jihad Ahmad Diyab, a report suggests the terrorist left Uruguay for Venezuela last month, after authorities had issued a statement claiming he had illegally entered Brazil.

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY--March 16, 2015: Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, 43, outside his new home in Montevideo.

Former Guantánamo Prisoner Transferred to Uruguay Vanishes

The government of Uruguay has lost track of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee from Syria who was transferred to its care in 2014 by the Obama administration, prompting a search by law enforcement, reports the Washington Post (WaPo).

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In Historic Summit, Latin American Health Ministers OK Zika Alerts for Airports, Borders

At a historic summit in Uruguay, the health ministers of fourteen Latin American nations, alongside representatives from the regional wing of the World Health Organization, agreed on a number of measures to contain the Zika virus pandemic consuming the continent, including a “fast access” Zika information network at airports and border crossings.


Uruguay Relaunches Syrian Refugee Program After Domestic Abuse Leads to Shutdown

The small Latin American nation of Uruguay has agreed to accept 72 Syrian refugees from Lebanon, relaunching a program for relocating refugees and giving them dramatically new lives that was shut down in part due to the government’s apprehension that Syrians were culturally incompatible with Uruguayans.


‘Incomplete’ Explosive Artifact Targets Israeli Embassy in Uruguay

Uruguayan authorities removed what is being described as an “incomplete” explosive device left near the Israeli Embassy in that country. While the artifact itself was deemed harmless due to faulty construction, it is the third such bomb scare for that nation’s Israeli Embassy this year.


Former Guantánamo Prisoners Find Muslim Convert Brides in Uruguay

Two of Uruguay’s six former Guantánamo Bay prisoners are planning to wed in Uruguay on Saturday, June 6. The women, reportedly both converts to Islam, are Uruguayan natives and are believed to have met the men in February, three months after their arrival to the nation.


Ex-Gitmo Prisoners Refuse Free Year of Rent from Uruguay, Demanding US Funds

Five of the six former Guantánamo Bay detainees being hosted by Uruguay are refusing to sign an accord with the local United Nations body that would pay for their rent and utilities for one year, demanding that the United States subsist their lives and claiming they were promised three years of free living in the Latin American nation.


Uruguay’s Gitmo Ex-Prisoners Split After ‘Political Dispute’ and Fail to Get Jobs

The nation of Uruguay is struggling to properly integrate the six former Guantánamo Bay prisoners they accepted from the United States into society. Two of the men were forced into hotel housing after a heated “political and religious dispute,” while a third has traveled to Argentina to demand that the Southern Cone nation take in more prisoners from Gitmo.

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Iran Suggests Israeli Embassy in Uruguay Bombed Itself to Foster ‘Iranophobia’

The Iranian government is categorically denying involvement in the discovery of a suitcase full of explosives near the Israeli Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay. In a report carried by Iranian state media, Tehran is said to have responded to the case by claiming that Israeli officials have “ordered attacks” on itself to make Iran look villainous on an international stage.


Uruguay Orders ‘Special Precautions’ for Israelis, Jews over Iranian Bomb Mystery

Uruguay’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Almagro has ordered extra security protection for the Israeli embassy in Montevideo, as well as for individual Jewish diplomats and at specific Jewish community events, in response to the discovery of an explosive device last week by the embassy and subsequent mystery regarding an Iranian diplomat believed to be involved.


Report: Iranian Diplomat Fled Uruguay After Attempting To Bomb Israeli Embassy

An Iranian official at the Islamic Republic’s embassy was indeed a suspect in a plan to bomb Israel’s embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, the country’s government confirmed with Israeli media outlet Haaretz. However, he fled the country before the diplomat was officially declared persona non grata, so the bomber was never technically expelled from Uruguay.


Domestic Violence Surge Leads Uruguay to Reject Male Syrian Refugees

The government of Uruguay received international acclaim for its decision last year to accept a high number of refugees from the Syrian Civil War, citing the need for countries across the world to participate in saving the lives of those attempting to escape. It is now reneging on its promise, at least in part: only women and children will be allowed to relocate to Syria, with the government citing a need to quell domestic violence.