MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, June 21st 2021 - 18:54 UTC



Uruguay’s ruling coalition wants Vazquez to confirm his 2014 presidential candidacy

Monday, August 5th 2013 - 02:15 UTC
Full article 11 comments

Uruguayan Former president Tabare Vazquez is expected to announce in coming days that he will effectively be the ruling Broad Front candidate for next year’s presidential election when President Jose Mujica’s five year term comes to an end. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • ChrisR

    The fucking communists need fucking with a rag mans trumpet to put their brains out of their arses.

    Let us hope it is not as bad as it appears.

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Darn Mercopress, I'm amazed with this article.
    No blatant lies, just plain information, and true as well!!!

    No worries though, MPP has already stated they back Vazquez, and with that, the discussion is ended for whom is to become the next candidate.

    Chris, when you say the communists, you mean them from the communist party, or do you classify every voter further left than Vazquez a “communist”?

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Stevie

    Only the communist party.

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    But you know Pepe is not from the Communist Party, do you? He's from MPP...

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    4 Stevie

    Yes, I know that.

    I also know Pepe was a 'radical' socialist and took to being a terrorist and robbing banks to fund his 'ideals'.

    He has also said that you have sometimes to ignore the law to get things done.

    Ask yourself a question: is he not a communist in reality, despite what he claims otherwise?

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    And what does he claim otherwise, dear Chris?

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 Stevie

    Well, that's difficult because he says a lot of things and then takes them back.

    I suspect the onset of dementia here and his health is definately catching up with him, as is reasonable given his age.

    He really blew it with Pluna and showed himself up badly by relying on his old cronies who frankly appear to be idiots if you look at what they say.

    Aug 05th, 2013 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    You need to appreciate the flavour of the language. Pepe speaks the language of the people, which is why he is so respected. If you take every word he says literally, I understand your confusion. But many times he is speaking about a feeling or sensation, rather than the actual meaning of what he is saying.
    For example, “vos fumás adentro de una garrafa” doesn't actually mean that you smoke in a gas bottle..

    Aug 06th, 2013 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    8 Stevie

    But there you have it: an exercise in confusion.

    I have always found that Europeans and Americans can be relied to understand plain English / Italian, etc. Such people can get very upset when they don’t know what to make of statements.

    We had a new managing director in one company I worked for who liked to talk in homilies, thinking he would get the meaning of what he wanted to say over in simple words “of truth” as he put it. Unfortunately for him (and us the management) not many people went to church or read the bible or went to Sunday School in the area around Witton, Birmingham (near to Villa Park) and he really confused the Sikhs and pissed off the Muslims in the 1,200 workforce.

    Being pedantic, you CANNOT smoke inside a gas bottle! The reason is very simple, there is no means of sustaining combustion (there is no oxygen). How many Uruguayans understand that?

    Aug 07th, 2013 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Hahahaha Chris!
    “One cannot smoke inside a gas bottle”...
    You are just priceless!

    Aug 07th, 2013 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    10 Stevie

    I thought you would like it!

    Aug 07th, 2013 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!