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.
Jay Walljasper is the author of The Great Neighborhood Book and All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons. He chronicles urban life for a variety of publications. His website is: www.JayWalljasper.com.