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Punta del este



Introduction of Punta del este
Resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, Maldonado department, 70 mi E of Montevideo, S Uruguay. The German battleship Graf Spee was badly battered in 1939 by a British attack just off the coast during World War II. Inter-American conferences were held here in 1961, 1962, and 1967. In 1962 the decision was made here to suspend Cuba’s membership in the Organization of American States (OAS).

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