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Uruguay's Vazquez returns to office a decade later but with a different economic climate

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 07:00 UTC
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Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the centre left catch-all coalition to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule. Vazquez, a cancer doctor with a more buttoned-down style than the outspoken Mujica, won 53.6% of the vote in a November 30 presidential run-off, reclaiming the office he previously held from 2005 to 2010. Read full article

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  • Frank

    How they ever let that obscenity of a building ( the one in the background in that shot) ever be built in that position is one of life's great mysteries...

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Yes, the economic climate is much harder than when Vasquez was first president BUT he didn't inherit then the shambles and the 'money for the poor' crap that the murdering commie bastard Mujica set up.

    He is nothing other than a murderer who now, in more advance society 'regrets' some of the things he did. Read some of the blogs on him leaving the presidency and you will see a much different appraisal than this white washed crap.

    So good riddance to Mujica an a hope that his harridan wife doesn't get to be Major of MVD, though even she could not make matters worse with the crime levels.

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I wonder how long it will be before his neighbour forces him to make a Falkland Islands speech. Although Bachelet seems to have been very successful on not being drawn on the subject since her reinstatement.

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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