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Syrian refugees in Uruguay say they want to move elsewhere

© Reuters. Members of five Syrian refugee families that arrived to Uruguay on October 9, 2014 demonstrate at the Independencia square in Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Five families of Syrian refugees granted asylum in Uruguay last year protested outside the president's offices on Monday, demanding they be allowed to leave the South American country in search of better jobs, even back in the Middle East.

Uruguay accepted the 42 Syrians fleeing civil war in October 2014, but the families said they felt the leftist government had failed to deliver on a promise of good incomes.

"I am not afraid to go back to Lebanon," said 36-year-old Aldees Maher, whose family had initially sought safety in a refugee...