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  • 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.

  • Monday, October 16th 2017 - 11:36 UTC

    Uruguay hosts NCDs global conference organized by WHO and PAHO

    World leaders agree that NCDs, mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, represent one of the major health challenges

    Uruguay will be hosting form 18 to 20 October the global conference on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) which is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Office of the President of Uruguay Tabare Vazquez, and the Ministry of Health of Uruguay. The purpose of the conference in Montevideo is how to enhance policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 07:55 UTC

    Mercosur foreign ministers will discuss the Venezuela situation in Brazil

    Brazilian foreign minister Aloysio Nunes, will host the meeting when Mercosur will decide if to implement, or not, the Democratic Clause

    Mercosur foreign ministers are scheduled to meet this Saturday in Sao Paulo to decide on to how to address latest events in Venezuela, the fifth member of the group which remains suspended, and so far has not replied to calls to cancel the constituent assembly procedure and attempt some form of dialogue with the political opposition.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2017 - 02:29 UTC

    Tabaré Vázquez concerned about Mercosur's political volatility

    Vázquez said the EU agreement should top the agenda during Mercosur's next summit.

    Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez Tuesday said that there are many internal problems in the countries that make up Mercosur, but that he was also “confident” that the main achievement this year will be the free trade agreement with the European Union.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2017 - 09:37 UTC

    Uruguay's hope of pulp mill announcement still far away, despite presidential visit to Finland

    President Vazquez and several ministers were hosted at the Biofore House in Helsinki by UPM's President and CEO, Jussi Pesonen.

    Talks between Uruguay's government and Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM on a new pulp plant project in the Latin American country are proceeding, Uruguay's president Tabare Vazquez said on Monday.

  • Monday, February 6th 2017 - 22:08 UTC

    Uruguayan president and business delegation begin tour of Germany, Finland and Russia

    Merkel said the EU/Mercosur trade accord is a “strategic” priority for Germany and Vazquez' visit takes place just days before another round of negotiations

    Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez, six cabinet ministers and a numerous business delegation begin on Monday a two weeks official tour of Germany, Finland and Russia to increase political and trade links, particularly in the “new international scenario” and hopefully advancing in locking the long delayed accord between the European Union and Mercosur.

  • Wednesday, December 14th 2016 - 09:21 UTC

    Yesterday Colombia, now Venezuela closes border with Brazil

    Venezuela first closed its border with Colombia and now with Brazil to avoid money trafficking

    The government of President Nicolas Maduro government closed the border with Brazil for 72 hours for the same reason it had taken the same measure with Colombia: money smuggling, Brazilian local authorities and residents of southern Venezuela who routinely cross to Brazil where they can make transactions in bolivars confirmed.

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