Uruguay's new Minister of Transportation and Public Works (MTOP), José Luis Falero, suffered a seizure in the early hours of Tuesday morning and was rushed to a Montevideo clinic for further medical assistance.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has chosen Luis Alberto Heber to become the new Minister of the Interior following the death of Jorge Larrañaga last week, it was announced.
Uruguay's Interior Minister Jorge Larrañaga has died of a heart attack at the age of 64, President Luis Lacalle Pou announced Saturday. “Jorge Larrañaga passed away. Very hard! I've learned to love and respect him. He was affectionate even in the harshness of the battle. We have competed, we have cooperated, we have respected each other. He was at his best. RIP,” Lacalle Pou posted on Twitter.
Uruguay on Thursday turned over to the United States a Mexican man wanted on drug and money laundering charges. Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia is the brother of Abigael González, the former head of the Sinaloa cartel faction known as “Los Cuinis” (The Squirrels). Gonzalez Valencia is also the brother-in-law of Jalisco cartel drug lord Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera Cervantes.
Uruguayans will pick a successor to President Tabare Vazquez on Sunday as well as voting on crime-busting constitutional reform to establish a national guard force and create full life terms for the most serious offenses.
On Sunday, October 27, in Uruguay, a new president, and Parliament will be elected. According to pollsters, the same parties as in 2014, the official Frente Amplio (FA, Broad Front) and the conservative National Party, will go on second ballotage in November. However, the novelty is that the Legislature will be made up of a minimum of six parties (a historical record) and a maximum of nine.
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.
People have decided and opted for the ticket Tabare Vazquez-Raul Sendic and results must be complied, respected and defended, were Luis Lacalle Pou's first words admitting defeat on Sunday evening to Uruguay's next president Vazquez.
Uruguay's opposition candidate Luis Lacalle Pou admitted on Thursday that defeating incumbent Tabare Vazquez in the 30 November runoff is 'difficult' but not impossible. In last Sunday's first round the incumbent candidate garnered 47.9% of the vote and Lacalle Pou, 30.9%.
Uruguay's ruling coalition and the main opposition National party have finally worked out their presidential tickets for October's general election, following on the results, and subsequent negotiations, of the June first primary elections.