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Raising the Graf Spee

A German warship called Graf Spee, which sank off Uruguay's coast in 1939 during the early days of World War II, is at the center of a growing debate. Many want to raise the ship and make it a tourist attraction in the economically depressed country. Others, including some of the Graf Spee's survivors, want the ship to remain untouched in its watery grave off Montevideo. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

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Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy. He has been focused on police and use of force since before the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and that coverage led to the creation of NPR's Criminal Justice Collaborative.