Agarrate Catalina, one of the most popular murga groups in town, if not the most popular
The Charrúa masks generated a bit of controversy. The Charrúa were the native people of the region, who were pretty much obliterated by the conquistadores. It's not even like much of the rest of South America, where there is a decent mix and an extant population of indigenous peoples. It's not even like the Northeastern U.S., where there are pockets of Iroquois and other tribes. The Charrúa were literally wiped out aside from a few people who managed to assimilate. As of the 2001 census, there were 676 people of partial Charrúa heritage, limited to one small region of Uruguay.
The well-received Mujica costume
Starting the finale
On the upstairs deck of the Cine Teatro Plaza
This group was called El Gran Tuleque. These guys are no kids. Some of them are young, but others looked to be in their sixties at least.
Leaving the theater after the show. It's worth noting that it's about 1am at this point, and that couple in front stuck it out with everyone.