Uruguay’s Ebb and Flow in Human Rights Accountability

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Change is on the horizon in Uruguay. On 1 March 2020, the new center-right coalition led by National Party leader Luis Lacalle Pou took over the country’s reigns, bringing an end to a decade and half of government by the center-left Broad Front party. The day also marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of Uruguay’s return to democracy after a twelve-year-long military dictatorship (1973-1985). But has Uruguay come to terms with the legacy of its violent past?

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