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Uruguay Approves Media Bill Barring Foreign Ownership

A media bill that prohibits foreign ownership and is designed to prevent Uruguayan radio and television stations from becoming concentrated among a few powerful commercial interests was approved by lawmakers on Monday. The bill was endorsed by 50 votes to 25 and will be enacted when the South American country's president-elect, Tabare Vazquez, replaces the outgoing leader, Jose Mujica, in March. Mujica weighed in on the debate last week, warning that Uruguay's media would be...

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