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Mujica warns Uruguay is going through an exceptional period, but it is also finite

Thursday, July 26th 2012 - 20:35 UTC
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President Jose Mujica said Uruguay was going through an ‘exceptional’ period vis-à-vis the world crisis but also warned that exceptionality has limits and is not forever. Read full article


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  • Conqueror

    “And we should not forget how our good friend, Argentina, is helping to cut off our ports by refusing to dredge the channel.”
    In actual fact what he's saying is that he's got his finger in the hole in the dyke. Unfortunately, holes are appearing everywhere and he won't be able to reach them all. How long can Uruguay survive? Who will take it? Big Brazil on the same side of the river? Or the Land of the Witch? Poor, frightened, senile, old Pepe. All he can do is what he's allowed to do. And he keeps getting squeezed by the Wicked Witch of the South.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Pepe talks and talks but never acts

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    2 It sounds like you and the rice Mr Anglo-Yoruga.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 04:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    UKers, seriously, no need to bash Uruguay or Mujica. They're dealing as best they can with a much larger, piece of sh*t country next door as best they can. Argentina's one of the worst countries in the world, we know that, but Uruguay's doing the best they can in the situation, and they're doing fairly well.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The reason the elections are being talked about now is because of his own lack of action in dealing with his errant Ambassador who thinks he is Argentinean and not Uruguayo and sticking his head in the sand over many domestic issues. Basically the people are fed up with him.

    His cretinous comment that sometimes a President has to do things that are against the law has created a real resistance to him being re-elected.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Really Pepe is a disaster whose inaction has seriously damaged the possibility of his party winning the next election. He certainly cant stand for another term as its against the constitution and we dont have coups here. Perhaps he should quietly go back to his chacra with his missus and let the vice take over running the country

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 06:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    I think Mujica means well, but I'd agree that he's somewhat ineffectual, and that Astori would be better.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 02:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #5-6 I did think the constitution ruled out re-election, which is a shame as Pepe is a very impressive, wise leader. But he'd be 80 at the start of his 2nd term anyway, so I don't know if a push to change the constitution is very likely. If it did happen, I'd support it, but I think the pririty must be finding someone to carry on his good work. Which rules out Astori, of course!

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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