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Threats to the media’s freedom of expression persisted and obstacles in access to public information remained. Record rates of imprisonment resulted in overcrowding and inhumane prison conditions. Deaths in prisons remained a concern. Some military personnel were prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed in the past, but no substantive progress was made in investigations into forced disappearances. Uruguay continued to be a hostile country for girls and women; femicides increased. Barriers to public mental health services remained. The quality of drinking water was a concern. Overall, Uruguay continued showing signs of a weakening of the system of rights guarantees.

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