The US, which held the men without charge or trial for more than a decade, was absent from negotiations between Uruguay and the former prisoners.
As allegations of cronyism and corruption engulf the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Gov. Scott Walker has been removed as chairman.
Lawrence Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. His latest book is a satirical novel about university corporatization and rebellion, What's Going On at UAardvark?