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Sergio Castro, 18, tries out his kayaking skills on the Chippewa River. He grew up on a dairy farm in Uruguay. Submitted photo

Uruguayans find familiar scenes in a foreign land

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MONTEVIDEO -- They range in age from 16 to 18, and said goodbye to families living in places as disparate as the grasslands of the famed "Guachos" to the seaside beaches of their nation's capital city, Montevideo, Uruguay.


They dropped in on Miami, Fla., toured the sites of Washington D.C., and then settled in for 10 days with host families in 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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