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Montevideo, June 18th 2018 - 17:26 UTC

Tag: Tabaré Vázquez

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 11:14 UTC

    Uruguay chair of Mercosur, targets accord with China, exhausted of negotiations with the EU

     Nin Novoa fears negotiations with EU could temporarily “breakdown”, although he anticipated he was committed to avoid such a situation.

    Uruguay will be handed the rotating chair of Mercosur this Monday in a brief summit ceremony to take place in Paraguay. Attending will be Brazil's Michel Temer, Uruguay's Tabare Vázquez, the host Paraguay Horacio Cartes and in representation of Argentina, vice president Gabriela Michetti. President Mauricio Macri is in the midst of a cabinet reshuffle and waiting for market reaction this Monday following the naming of a new Central Bank chairman.

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  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 20:24 UTC

    Uruguay: No position on the FTA with Chile after an official plenary

    Economy Minister Danilo Astori said that the government's opening policy is not supported.

    The plenary of the leftist coalition Broad Front concluded on Sunday with a motion that postergates de decision over the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile, defining to leave the decision on whether or not to support the agreement, delaying the debate to a future plenary whose date is not yet defined. The decision was voted after counting an erroneous sum of the votes in the first instance in which the motion to debate the issue in the plenary had won. However, the votes of the Communist Party of Uruguay (PCU) had been put on the wrong side.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2018 - 06:08 UTC

    Uruguayan fraternity: nepotism, nepotism and no job to spare

    President Tabare Vazquez named his brother, a licensed nurse, as deputy of the Home Office

    It has been a long standing consensus-secret in the Uruguayan political system that when you are elected or have been nominated to a political post, you must not forget the family or friends particularly if they are in distress. This means in practical terms that the generous Uruguayan state will incorporate you to the burgeoning bureaucracy be it at national or regional level.

  • Tuesday, February 20th 2018 - 10:18 UTC

    Vazquez in verbal clash with dissident farmers and loses his temper

    President Vazquez is hounded by dissident farmers complaining for not having been invited to the first round of talks with government officials (Pic El Observa)

    Uruguayan farmers are angry, and so is president Tabare Vazquez who was involved in a high tone incident, far removed from what is his normal style of an oncologist having to communicate bad news. On Monday afternoon Vazquez unexpectedly attended the first round of talks between disenchanted farmers’ lobbies with government officials to discuss a raft of measures to overcome some of the long standing complaints.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    Un-convened and unconvinced Uruguayan farmers again take to the roads

    Tabare Vazquez out of agenda met with the un-convened protesting farmers. (Pic El Observador)

    Un-convened and unconvinced Uruguayan farmers again took to the roads of the country for a peaceful protest vigil in an estimated 300 posts, and which counted with spontaneous support from small business people linked to the rural sector.

  • Friday, January 26th 2018 - 09:46 UTC

    Uruguay and China flirt with a trade agreement, but Mercosur is not convinced

    “Free trade among countries confirms globalization, helps preserve a multilateral trading system and promote economic growth for all parties”, Wang said

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing is willing to negotiate step by step, a free trade agreements with Uruguay and other countries in South America, particularly members of Mercosur.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 06:19 UTC

    Chinese foreign minister in Uruguay to promote trade and investments

    Minister Wang Yi arrived from Chile where he presided a conference on Latin America and China trade and investment relations

    Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi arrived in Uruguay on Tuesday night for a three-day official visit which includes meetings with his peer Rodolfo Nin Novoa, president Tabare Vazquez and holding a round of talks to promote trade and discuss the possibility of a bilateral agreement.

  • 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.

  • Monday, October 23rd 2017 - 07:25 UTC

    UN Human Rights High Commissioner visits Peru and Uruguay

    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein visit to Uruguay includes meetings with President Vázquez, cabinet ministers, the presidents of Congress and the judiciary

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will visit Peru and Uruguay this week to discuss progress and challenges concerning human rights in these countries. He will also launch a joint plan of action by the UN Human Rights Office and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to address the protection of human rights defenders in the Americas.

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