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Uruguay’s leading figures in 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The awarding of the third Cervantes Prize for Uruguayan literature turned Cristina Peri Rossi into one of the main figures of 2021, the year in which Óscar Washington Tabárez's term at the head of the national soccer team came to an end after almost 16 seasons.


The year 2021 was special for the poet and writer Cristina Peri Rossi, who at 79 years of age (she turned 80 two days later) won the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious award in Spanish literature, for her "constant exercise of exploration . . .

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