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How citizens of Uruguay can be Italians at a click away

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During the 19th and 20th centuries, Italy experienced periods of migration, famine and war that left the country with few records, abandoned villages and many names disappeared from the registers.

Many of its inhabitants decided to migrate to Uruguay and Argentina, leaving their family the right to be Italian by blood.

In 2014, recent Uruguayan college graduate Florencia Cash was about to plan her studies in Europe. "I was told that I needed to be a citizen of the European community in order to apply for university scholarship programs," she explained.

This was the beginning of . . .

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