Uruguay and Argentina presidents Jose Mujica and Cristina Fernandez seem to have ironed out differences, at least in public and in the pictures, during the inauguration of a gasoline and diesel de-sulphuring plant in Montevideo, which was financed with Venezuelan funds and Argentine technology.
The dirty, stinking city of Montevideo with over 7.000 tons of several-days uncollected garbage was slowly returning to normal Sunday after the Army was sent out to the streets to clear the mess and fearful municipal workers promised to return to their jobs.
Montevideo’s first woman and Communist elected mayor, Ana Olivera took office on Friday promising to streamline the overweight administration of Uruguay’s capital and in six months, a spic-and-span city.
Uruguay’s ruling coalition received a “wake up call” from voters during last Sunday’s municipal elections, admitted Vice President Danilo Astori. The Broad Front managed to retain five, probably six, of the 19 regional governments (departments) in which Uruguay is divided, while the opposition took the rest.
Communist Ana Olivera became Sunday the first elected woman mayor of the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, following municipal elections for executive posts and councillors in the 19 regions in which the country is divided.