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.
Dr. Michael I. Niman is a professor of journalism and media studies at Buffalo State College. His previous columns are archived at www.mediastudy.com and are available globally through syndication.