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Tag: Cabildo Abierto

  • Friday, March 31st 2023 - 15:36 UTC

    54% of Uruguayans reject social security reform

    The government coalition agreed on Friday to pause the debate analyzing the pension reform until after Easter Week due to the lack of support from Cabildo Abierto on the project

    The Uruguayan government has passed a social security reform bill in the Senate. However, objections from the Cabildo Abierto party, a partner of the ruling coalition, have generated uncertainty about its implementation.

  • Friday, December 17th 2021 - 11:56 UTC

    Uruguayan President completes mission in Qatar and faces a crisis in his coalition

    As soon as he returned from his trip, Lacalle announced in a press conference that he would ban a forestry bill promoted by his coalition partner, Senator Guido Manini Ríos

    Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou returned home from an official trip to Qatar in search of trade opportunities for his country. He reached an agreement regarding visas while air routes and direct investments are being studied.

  • Friday, August 27th 2021 - 08:15 UTC

    Argentina and Uruguay ladies love and celebrate the Falklands

     Lawmaker Silvina Perez Bonavita with British Ambassador to Uruguay Faye O’Connor during the Commemoration of the Independence of Uruguay last Wednesday (Pic Twitter)<br />
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    Ladies support for the Falkland Islands in the River Plate is expanding. As happened just a few weeks ago in Buenos Aires when two historians, one of them with an international reputation, acknowledged the Falklands belong to the Falkland Islanders and doubt Argentina's claim, in Uruguay a member from a ruling coalition junior party last 14 August twitted the hashtag “HappyFalklandsDay”.

  • Thursday, October 1st 2020 - 12:31 UTC

    Uruguayan lawmaker, ex Commander-in-Chief, avoids the lifting of immunity due to accord in ruling coalition

    Manini Ríos also showed his distrust of the Prosecutor's Office on this issue and said that he would hardly get a fair trial. Photo: Sebastian Astorga

    It is ten o'clock in the morning and the Senate of Uruguay has several hours of intense debate ahead of it. Only few minutes before midnight, the ruling coalition of parties will have put the lid on the criminal investigation against their partner and current leader of the Cabildo Abierto, investigated for the alleged omission of denouncing the confessions of crimes against humanity made by a former military man before a Court of Honor in 2018.

  • Tuesday, October 8th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    Uruguayan election: “a ponies race, no thoroughbreds competing”

    Daniel Martinez, the incumbent candidate, and Luis Lacalle Pou in October 1st presidential TV debate.

    On Sunday 27 October the Uruguayan electorate will be voting for a new president (there is no immediate reelection) and a renewed Legislative, 30 Senators and 99 Lower House members. Uruguay is one of the more stable countries in the region, both it's solid institutions as well as its citizens who are deeply committed to democracy, social rights and a strong presence of government in the economy.

  • Friday, September 6th 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguay farmers gathered in Montevideo to protest against the government: clashes with the police

    The mobilization was interrupted when trying to move to the Presidential tower. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Horses, tractors and hundreds of rural producers from all over the country gathered in front of the Uruguay Parliament on Thursday to denounce the problems that the agricultural sector is experiencing and criticize the government for not listening to the proposals of the Un Solo Uruguay (One Uruguay) movement. The political, non-partisan movement brings together producers and actors of the rural environment and the interior of the country.

  • Tuesday, August 20th 2019 - 18:58 UTC

    Uruguayan Conservative Party integrates neo-Nazi member

    The candidate and former commander said Tuesday at a press conference that they will expel the member from party if “his link to Nazism is confirmed.”

    The political party of the former commander in chief of the National Army and candidate for president of Uruguay, Guido Manini Ríos, faces for the second time in a month an internal resolution on a member with a neo-Nazi past.