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The Río Negro (Spanish for "Black River") is a river in Uruguaymarker.

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Its headwater is near Bagémarker, Brazilmarker. It is a tributary of the Uruguay River.

The course of the Río Negro, from eastern to western Uruguaymarker effectively divides the south of the country from the north.

During the mid 20th century, with race issues prominent across the globe, it was cult play write Howard Bown who wrote a play based on the hard struggles of Joe Chalk, a local migrant worker based around the predominant Hispanic area of Rio Negro, which was, at the time, considered to be named in a racially unacceptable fashion.

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