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Montevideo, February 22nd 2018 - 23:05 UTC

Tag: José Mujica

  • Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 - 07:10 UTC

    A long announced summer surprise for the Uruguayan government of Vazquez and Mujica

    Following the meeting with president Vazquez, farmers doubled their marches and anticipated the huge meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Durazno.

    Anywhere between 8.000 and 50.000 people are expected to convene on Tuesday to Durazno, central Uruguay, to protest and demand solutions to what is seen as an over bloated government, fiscal strangling, incompetent management of government companies and an overall dissatisfaction with the results of these policies and deaf political ears to the ongoing complaints.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    Uruguayan farmers surprise government and take to the roads to protest fiscal policies

    Vazquez is a supine ignorant of farm affairs and his longtime Agriculture minister, Tabare Aguerre, had actually presented his resignation several months ago

    Uruguayan farmers with their tractors, harvesters, trucks, vans and on horseback took to the roads to protest the cost of fuel, power, increased taxes and an over bloated national budget and bureaucracy which they blame for making several farm activities unprofitable, and have had an overall negative impact for the different camp activities.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:52 UTC

    Support for Lula's presidential bid despite his corruption conviction

    The petition titled “Election without Lula is a fraud”, comes ahead of a January 24 court ruling on his appeal of a nine-and-a-half-year jail sentence issued last July.

    Four South American ex-presidents are among more than 170,000 people who signed a petition supporting former president Lula da Silva bid for another term as Brazil's president, despite his corruption conviction. US film-maker Oliver Stone also signed the online petition supporting Lula, whose electoral aspirations are at risk of being blocked.

  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 01:45 UTC

    Uruguay's football caught between a rock and a hard place

    Uruguayan striking players in a street demonstration

    Soccer passionate Uruguay is again with no matches this weekend in the local major leagues and could be for several weeks, because of a conflict between professional players demanding to remove the authorities of their association and a call for fresh elections. A request supported by six hundred signatures, and until complied there will be no games. The measure has been supported by the referees association.

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 18:01 UTC

    Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president

    The General assembly session convened at 10:00 in the morning and following a brief recess, at 10:40 Senator Lucia Topolansky took the oath of office.

    Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly (123/123). Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning party in the last election, in this case the MPP (Popular Participation Movement), leads in the presidential succession line. She is the first woman to occupy such a post.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:04 UTC

    Uruguay's vice-president resigns; Mujica's wife expected to assume

    Sendic and his political mentor, Mujica, are considered responsible for the “technical bankruptcy” of Uruguay's fuels refining and pricing company ANCAP

    Uruguayan Vice president, and head of the Senate, Raul Sendic has stepped down after presenting his “indeclinable” resignation to the ruling coalition plenary and to president Tabare Vazquez, quelling what was becoming a major political and institutional situation given his long string of misconducts, some of them precisely questioned by an ethics tribunal from the coalition.

  • Thursday, April 6th 2017 - 06:08 UTC

    Maduro blows up last bridge with Mercosur and causes deep rift in Uruguayan ruling coalition

    Vazquez demanded that Maduro shows evidence of his accusations against Nin Novoa or publicly retracts

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro seems to have blown up the last bridge to Mercosur when he launched a barrage of accusations against Uruguay's foreign minister which triggered an immediate reaction from president Tabare Vazquez, who demanded evidence of the charges or a public retraction from the embattled Maduro. But the conflict has also openly exposed the deep rift inside the Uruguayan ruling coalition regarding the Bolivarian revolution “anti imperialist” regime.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 17:02 UTC

    In Rome, Pepe Mujica cries “Help!” as Trump wins election

    Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica wants to go to Mars after Trump's victory

    The former Uruguayan President came up with “a word that says it all: Help!” during a radio interview. Tabaré Vázquez to wait for official results to be released.Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, in Rome to attend the third World Meeting of Popular Movements made those remarks during a radio appearance. Mujica had expressed his preference for Hillary Clinton.

  • Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    Guantanamo Bay inmate is back in Uruguay following his arrest in Venezuela

    Diyab and five other ex-Guantanamo inmates resettled along with him have had a running dispute with Uruguay's government over housing and living allowances

    A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials announced in Montevideo. Syrian Jihad Diyab, 45, who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret police after going off the radar in Uruguay then traveling to Venezuela, apparently evading border control.

  • Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

    Mercosur founding members confident of a solution to the Venezuela situation

    Gauto said a meeting was scheduled and “the sooner the better”. Next October Mercosur and EU are scheduled to hold a new round of talks on a trade agreement.

    The foreign ministers of Mercosur founding members will adopt a common position regarding the current disarray of the group following on Venezuela's unilateral attitudes said Paraguayan economic affairs and integration deputy minister Rigoberto Gauto.

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