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Censorship in Uruguay: Sudestada investigations are removed from Google search engine

"Two journalistic investigations published by Sudestada about the participation of Uruguayan law firms in complex international money laundering structures were removed from Google search results, according to the company, without prior defense nor due process. Unable to defend itself, Sudestada presented on Nov. 19 a protection recourse before the Uruguayan Justice, backed by lawyer Matías Jackson and legal advice of Observacom.

The unilateral measure was taken by the platform a few days after the publication of the "Pandora Papers," a worldwide collaborative journalistic investigation that revealed how politicians, businessmen, and other influential people use tax havens to launder money. In these revelations, of great public interest and global impact, ramifications of the Sudestada investigation were censored. "

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