Uruguay

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Monday, December 8th 2014 - 06:55 UTC

Mujica says Guantanamo inmates in Uruguay can leave whenever they wish

Mujica also asked for the liberation of Cuban spies jailed in the US and the lifting of the US embargo on Cuba

The detainees from Guantanamo Base in Cuba that arrived in Uruguay on Sunday as part of an agreement with the US, “can leave the country whenever they wish”, since they come as 'refugees', announced President Jose Mujica.

Monday, December 8th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

US confirms Uruguay has received the six Guantanamo detainees

“The US is grateful to the Government of Uruguay for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility”.

The United States Department of Defense announced on Sunday the transfer to Uruguay of six detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, a long announced event which was postponed several times allegedly because of bureaucratic delays in the US and controversy in Uruguay.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 09:31 UTC

Analysts anticipate 'painful adjustment' for Uruguay if there is a continuity of current policies

Vazquez promise of continuity and more social spending with the economy at full capacity, “most likely will generate more inflation and more strains”

High inflation, relatively weak economic growth and an exhausted growth model are forecasted for Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez second administration as of next March, according to the latest report from two Capital Economics analysts.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:02 UTC

US wants to continue with president-elect Vazquez the “vibrant relationship” developed with Mujica

“We are grateful for the vibrant relationship we have had with Uruguay under the leadership of President Mujica”, said Kerry's message

Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated on Monday Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez on his Sunday victory, and said that the US looks forward to working with the new administration and to continue advancing with the “vibrant relationship we have had” under the leadership of President Jose Mujica.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 09:52 UTC

Lacalle Pou accepts defeat and promises to continue working from parliament

From now on “Lacalle Pou and Jorge Larañaga will continue with their proposals from parliament”

“People have decided and opted for the ticket Tabare Vazquez-Raul Sendic and results must be complied, respected and defended”, were Luis Lacalle Pou's first words admitting defeat on Sunday evening to Uruguay's next president Vazquez.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 09:18 UTC

Argentina's visiting Scioli was the first to officially announce Vazquez' victory

The presidential hopeful described Uruguay/Argentina relations as 'excellent' and even better if he is successful in his presidential bid.

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli who on Sunday travelled to Montevideo to congratulate elected president Tabare Vazquez, unknowingly was the first person to officially confirm the victory of Uruguay's next leader a few minutes after voting booths were closed.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 08:36 UTC

Vazquez pledges to work with the opposition in Uruguay's main challenges

Vazquez becomes the third president in Uruguay's history to be elected twice president. Uruguay has not re-election.

An hour after voting booths were closed on Sunday, and when exit polls confirmed former Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez had been elected by a wide margin as the next leader of the country, Luis Lacalle Pou rang the winner to congratulate him and wish him the best for the country.

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Vazquez and Mujica disputing the leadership of Uruguay's ruling Broad Front

Vazquez victory on Sunday would confirm a third consecutive administration for the Broad Front coalition, in all cases with legislative majority

On Sunday Uruguayan voters will confirm in a runoff the country's next president, which according to all forecasts will be Tabare Vazquez. An oncologist by training, former president (2005/2009) and former mayor of the City of Montevideo, Vazquez and the Broad Front coalition was just less than three percentage points short of the needed 50% in the first round on October 26.

Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

IDB loan for Uruguay to promote quality investments and exports

The program will support Uruguay's efforts to consolidate a series of wide-ranging sector reforms aimed at boosting policies to attract investment.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a 120 million dollars loan to finance the second phase of Uruguay's Strategic International Positioning Program. Its goal is to consolidate the country's international positioning, contributing to an increase in investments—mainly those aimed at high value-added sectors— and exports.

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Mujica enjoys 65% support and 47% of Uruguayans feel good about the economy

Even 34% of public opinion identified with the opposition believes Mujica is doing a good job

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica who next Monday begins the last three months of his five-year mandate enjoys a 65% public opinion support according to the latest poll from Mori released this week. Negative opinion only represents 17% while 18% did not say whether they approved or disapproved of the popular leader’s performance.

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