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Montevideo, September 27th 2021 - 21:47 UTC

Tag: Broad Front (Uruguay)

  • Monday, December 17th 2018 - 00:59 UTC

    Uruguay's “Live Without Fear” to hold constitutional reform plebiscite for harsher penal code

    “In the end, it is the people who are imposing these solutions,” said Deputy Pablo Abdala.

    The Uruguayan “Live Without Fear” (Vivir Sin Miedo) campaign collected 376,427 signatures, way above the Electoral Court's threshold to force a a plebiscite on security matters in the next elections, Senator Jorge Larrañaga announced Saturday.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 14:17 UTC

    March for Diversity illuminates Montevideo in favor of LGBT culture

    In the eleventh edition of the mobilization, thousands of people marched under different slogans in Montevideo. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Since 2006, the March for Diversity illuminates every year the most important avenue in Montevideo with a 'comparsa' of thousands of people who dance, celebrate and shout slogans in favor of policies for the rights of the LGBT community. In this year's edition, held on Friday, many marched with yellow and red handkerchiefs, colors chosen by the movements of activists in favor of the so-called trans law, which is under discussion in the Uruguayan Parliament. Diplomatic figures such as the ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada participated in this march with their own posters and slogans.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Mujica supports the FTA with Chile: Piñera begins his commercial tour avoiding Uruguay

    Mujica said that before “a weakened Mercosur”, Uruguay has to look for alternative incentives to improve trade stability.

    While Chilean President Sebastián Piñera started a commercial tour in Brazil last Thursday, in which he avoids Uruguay because the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile is blocked in the Uruguayan Parliament since 2016, ex-president José Mujica explained that he supports the FTA with Chile in order to look for “the best incentives to ensure commercial stability.” The bench of former president Mujica and the communist party refuse to approve the commercial agreement.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    Uruguayan farmers surprise government and take to the roads to protest fiscal policies

    Vazquez is a supine ignorant of farm affairs and his longtime Agriculture minister, Tabare Aguerre, had actually presented his resignation several months ago

    Uruguayan farmers with their tractors, harvesters, trucks, vans and on horseback took to the roads to protest the cost of fuel, power, increased taxes and an over bloated national budget and bureaucracy which they blame for making several farm activities unprofitable, and have had an overall negative impact for the different camp activities.

  • Monday, June 6th 2016 - 11:07 UTC

    Uruguay will hand the Mercosur rotating chair to Venezuela in July and defies OAS chief proposal

    President Tabare Vazquez emphasized that Uruguay's position remains as expressed in the 'dialogue' statement shared with Argentina, Chile and Colombia.

    Uruguay will hand over the chair of Mercosur to Venezuela at the end of July, as indicated by the organization's calendar, and does not support the implementation of the Democratic clause against the government of president Nicolas Maduro, as sponsored by OAS secretary general, Luis Almagro a former Uruguayan foreign minister.

  • Friday, April 29th 2016 - 05:44 UTC

    Mercosur unmoved by Rousseff''s invocation of the “democratic clause”

    Argentina said it is most respectful of the Brazilian constitutional process

    “We respect the Brazilian constitutional process” and thus Argentina does not have plans to follow on president Dilma Rousseff announcement that she will appeal to Mercosur to implement the “democratic clause” if the impeachment process to remove the head of state from office advances in the country's Senate.

  • Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 08:39 UTC

    Uruguay's ruling coalition backs Rousseff and condemns the 'new kind of coups' in the continent

    The release warns that if the coup prospers Rousseff will be replaced by Temer and Cunha both under investigation for corruption

    Uruguay's ruling coalition, Broad Front, came out strongly in support of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and condemned the “coup which is being instrumented against the head of state who was supported by 54 million votes in free, open democratic elections”.

  • Monday, May 11th 2015 - 08:47 UTC

    Uruguay's local elections: no major number surprises but interesting changes in the political map

    Daniel Martinez is the next mayor of Montevideo, which holds almost half of Uruguay's electorate

    Uruguay Sunday's department and municipal elections resulted mostly as forecasted with no major surprises, and as advanced by MP 9 May, in the capital Montevideo, with half the country's electorate, the two promising candidates have effectively been the elected mayor, Daniel Martinez and Edgardo Novick, a successful businessman and non political figure, who now becomes head of the opposition.

  • Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:21 UTC

    On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayans vote for their local authorities

    Lucia Topolansky, former First Lady, Daniel Martínez and Edgardo Novick are the main competitors in Montevideo of Sunday's vote

    On Sunday May 10, Uruguay is holding county and municipal elections with 2.6 million eligible voters (out of a population of 3.3m) in an event which will be more centered on local issues and thus will not necessarily replicate the absolute majority vote of the ruling coalition in last October/November presidential and legislative election.

  • Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 07:00 UTC

    Uruguay's Vazquez returns to office a decade later but with a different economic climate

    The incoming and outgoing presidents effusively embrace in the stage mounted in the Independence Plaza

    Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the centre left catch-all coalition to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule. Vazquez, a cancer doctor with a more buttoned-down style than the outspoken Mujica, won 53.6% of the vote in a November 30 presidential run-off, reclaiming the office he previously held from 2005 to 2010.