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"Hola Montevideo" features a playful exchange with Anna and Martin Moore (at left) holding the emblem for team Nacional, and Brendan and Andy Stermer that of arch-rival Peñarol. They are at the José Artigas statue and plaza in downtown Montevideo. Photo courtesy of Anne Queenan.

'Hola Montevideo' video goes viral on web, introducing Montevideo, Minn., to many in South America

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MONTEVIDEO -- Every student in South America can identify Montevideo as the capital of Uruguay.

The way things are going, every student in the countries of South America will soon be able to identify Montevideo, Minn. as well.

It's all thanks to ''Hola Montevideo,'' a You Tube video that celebrates the ties between the Uruguayan capital and its much smaller, North American counterpart. The video is fast on its way to going viral.

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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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