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Montevideo Mayor Debra Lee Fader visits the famous Love Fountain on Montevideo, Uruguay’s main avenue, 18 de Julio. Submitted

Big-time welcome for Montevideo, Minn., mayor in sister city


MONTEVIDEO — Jose Mujica has six bullet wounds and the memory of 14 years in prison to tell the story of his path to public office.

Ana Olivera spent 11 years in exile overseas before she was able to return home and run for office.

Mujica, the president of Uruguay, and Olivera, the mayor of its capital city, were among the Uruguayan office holders who rolled out the red carpet for Debra Lee Fader, mayor of Montevideo, Minn.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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