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.
Conor F. McGovern is a demographer, social insurance wonk and advocate for racial and economic justice working in Washington, DC. Follow him on Twitter at @ConorFMcGovern