Uruguay

Uruguay
Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 07:38 UTC

State Dept. document assuring Uruguay Gitmo inmates innocent disclosed

The former Guantanamo Bay inmates enjoying freedom in Montevideo.

Uruguayan president produces US-signed evidence to calm down opposition. Refugees adapting gradually to life in Montevideo.

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 20:54 UTC

Uruguay's media law bill reaches Senate - Mujica warns of foreign sharks.

“It's okay to have freedom of the press, but what you don't have to have is a monopoly”, said Uruguay president José Mujica on Tuesday.

President and journalists organisations deem LSCA necessary to avoid handing the media over to outside operators. They see no danger to freedom of speech in legislative project as it is.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:03 UTC

Argentina praised Uruguay's support in the Malvinas dispute with UK

“Uruguay has been a regional leader in this matter, marking the agenda and installing the issue in international forums”, said Ambassador Dovena

Argentina’s ambassador to Uruguay Dante Dovena has praised the “commitment” and support of President Jose Mujica administration in the country’s sovereignty dispute against the UK as he readied to close he 2014 Malvinas Forum in the neighboring nation.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 22:55 UTC

OAS will vote for new Secretary General on 18 March 2015: Insulza steps down after a decade

Candidates include Uruguay's foreign minister Luis Almagro and Guatemala's veteran diplomat Eduardo Stein

Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) agreed that the next Assistant Secretary General will be elected on the same day as the election of the next Secretary General, 18 March 2015. The initiative was approved during Wednesday's regular meetings by the OAS Permanent Council

Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

'Guantanamo inmates will be out in Montevideo streets after medical checkups'

Fernandez Huidobro said the six have no terrorist background or records of any kind, 'they are clean' according to the US government

“Once the medical checkups are over they'll be out of the Military Hospital and walking in the streets of Montevideo as any other refugee or immigrant” said Uruguayan Defense minister Eleuterio Fernadez Huidobro on Monday in reference to the Guantanamo inmates that arrived on Sunday morning.

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.

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