Ex-detainee now runs pastry stand

Posted: August 14, 2018 at 5:31 a.m.
Updated: August 14, 2018 at 5:31 a.m.

Two women look at pastries on display at the newly opened stand owned by Syrian Ahmed Ahjam at the Mercado Agricola in Montevideo, Uruguay, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Ahjam is one of six former detainees accepted by Uruguay in 2014 after U.S. authorities decided they weren’t threats but couldn’t be sent to their homelands. Ahjam and the others have struggled to adapt to the South American country. But the former jeweler from Syria says he’s learned to make sweets with recipes from his sisters and he’s been earning money selling them at fairs and private events. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

A bit of sweetness has entered the life of at least one of the men formerly held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

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