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Gnocchi on the Other Side of the River

Since the 1970s, Argentines – and their Uruguayan neighbors – have used the word ñoqui (“lump” in Italian) to describe public sector employees who only bother to show up for work at the end of the month to pick up their paychecks. To this day, in a mocking celebration of ...

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To the Plaza Mayor via Montevideo

“They were going to kill me, so I had to leave,” Fernando said matter-of-factly. “It was during the dictatorship in Uruguay. I decided if they hit me, I was going to hit back, so I got involved in the student movement,” the taxista continued, “I was studying engineering. But I ...

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