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Warm welcome for Watson

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Warm welcome for Watson

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) – British actor Emma Watson says she is “immensely touched” by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she travelled as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nation’s women’s agency.

Hundreds of young people greeted the 24-year-old yesterday as she delivered a 4 000-signature petition to parliament calling for greater political participation by women.

Some lawmakers brought their children or grandchildren to meet Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.

Thirteen percent of Uruguayan parliamentarians are women, and the country has never had a female president.