So that's what the whole rigamorole was about! My wife heard the news in the radio, where they only said some firm was after the Graf Spee's wreckage. They just didn't explain why?
When I went to Montevideo two years ago, I was told by some people that the top of the Graf Spee's mast is still visible at times, when the tide is relatively low. Many of the German crew members chose to stay in Uruguay or Argentina, which were both fairly partial to the German side. In fact, countries like these and mine, Guatemala, were kindly "convinced" to declare war against Germany in the very late stages of WW II.
In fact, now that I remember, the Germans also had an admirable bombing sight system called Norden, which helped them drop bombs accurately. It was stolen by the allies and adapted to their planes later. These guys were good with optics!
Thanks for the tidbit, Oscar!