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Uruguay Plans Armenian Genocide Museum

They may be 8,000 miles apart, but Uruguay and Armenia have a history together. And, so, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Latin American country is slotted to become the first state apart from Armenia to build a museum dedicated to Ottoman Turkey's World-War-I-era slaughter of ethnic Armenians.

The museum in Montevideo is scheduled to open in 2015, on the centennial anniversary of the killings, and will have rooms dedicated to other genocides as well, local officials say.

Armenia's tensions with Turkey over the massacre play out in various venues around the world, and national takes on the subject tend to be commensurate with the size and influence of Armenian Diasporas. 

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Uruguay Plans Armenian Genocide Museum

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