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  • Carlos Paez Vilaro dies at 90; Uruguayan mural artist and musician

    Carlos Paez Vilaro dies at 90; Uruguayan mural artist and musician
    Carlos Paez Vilaro, a self-trained painter, sculptor, screenwriter, musician and architect who championed Afro-Uruguayan Candombe music and dance, created colorful murals in dozens of cities around the world, and built a huge "living sculpture" that became an iconic 50-room hotel, died Monday in Uruguay. He was 90.
  • A sushi chef's dream rice: Satsuki rice, from Uruguay to L.A.

    A sushi chef's dream rice: Satsuki rice, from Uruguay to L.A.
    Morihiro "Mori" Onodera sold his beloved namesake sushi bar, Mori, in West L.A. nearly three years ago and has since devoted more time to one of his passion projects: rice. Not just cooking it but growing it. Though he formerly had grown rice -- a...

    Brazil exhumes remains of leftist president deposed in 1964 coup

    Brazil exhumes remains of leftist president deposed in 1964 coup
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964. Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules
    The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments. The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....

    In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade

    In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade
    In a bold and controversial move, Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business. President Jose Mujica championed the bill that narrowly passed the Chamber of Senators, arguing that "the...