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Tag: José Mujica

  • Saturday, September 3rd 2022 - 10:05 UTC

    Uruguayan leaders condemn CFK incident

    “Violence can never, ever be tolerated,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou expressed his solidarity Friday morning with Argentine Vice President with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) following the failed assassination attempt against her late on Thursday.

  • Tuesday, July 19th 2022 - 09:15 UTC

    Pepe Mujica favors legalizing drugs to hurt traffickers

    “Drug trafficking is worse than drugs because it fills us with violence and corruption,” Mujica argued

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica has retired from active politics but his witty statements keep making headlines, even at a time when his wife is about to undergo surgery following a domestic accident.

  • Thursday, June 30th 2022 - 09:30 UTC

    Pepe Mujica receives yet another honorary university degree

    The former President has 23 honorary degrees

    Former Uruguayan President (2010-2015) José Mujica has been awarded Wednesday an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC) in the Argentine province of Córdoba for being “one of the main voices critical of savage capitalism.” Teachers, authorities, and students of the UNRC proposed the distinction for Mujica's “extensive career in political and social militancy.”

  • Monday, April 18th 2022 - 22:55 UTC

    Pepe Mujica against blanket VAT reduction

    “It is difficult to take care of the treasury if we have the dignity to take care of the elderly,” Mujica underlined

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said the Government's blanket cut to the VAT should apply only to the needy people; otherwise, it becomes a benefit to those who can actually afford to pay full tax.

  • Tuesday, April 5th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Pepe Mujica: Britain's stance regarding Malvinas/Falklands a thing of the past

    “It would be good for the central world to have the self-critical vision to understand that history goes the other way,” Mujica underlined

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica, who was in Buenos Aires during the weekend to join Alberto Fernández for the ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of the 1982 armed conflict with the United Kingdom, insisted “the Malvinas claim reminds us that there is still colonialism in the world.”

  • Friday, March 25th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguay: Mujica favors “Aye” vote against “aristocratic” LUC

    “Freedom will exist when basic issues are resolved,” Mujica insisted

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica said Thursday said the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), which has been a pillar of the current Multicolor coalition, had a certain “aristocratic” ring and a barrack-like approach at issues.

  • Wednesday, March 2nd 2022 - 20:06 UTC

    Former VP Lucía Topolansky resigns seat on Uruguayan Senate after 22 years

    “Life goes on and people are not eternal,” Topolansky explained

    Former Uruguayan Vice President Lucía Topolansy Wednesday turned in her resignation to her seat on the Senate through a letter after 22 years of Parliamentarian services.

  • Thursday, December 16th 2021 - 09:56 UTC

    Nothing to fear at Mercosur Summit Friday, Argentine ambassador says

    Scioli insisted Argentina and Brazil are on good terms regarding CET

    Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli Wednesday said Friday's Mercosur Summit posed no risk of tensions between Presidents Alberto Fernández and Jair Bolsonaro, despite former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva's recent appearance at a ceremony in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, December 11th 2021 - 09:58 UTC

    Argentina will not jeopardize growth, president says

    “Argentina is a symbol of human rights throughout the world,” Alberto Fernández said

    President Alberto Fernández Friday said his country will not accept any imposition which may put growth at risk when negotiating with foreign creditors. The Argentine head of state made those remarks from a stage in front of Casa Rosada he shared with former Presidents José Mujica of Uruguay, Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of Brazil and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina's current Vice President.

  • Tuesday, January 26th 2021 - 10:52 UTC

    Uruguay's Jose Pepe Mujica bestowed with the highest honor of Argentina

    Mujica with his good friend Cristina Fernandez

    Uruguayan former president, Jose Pepe Mujica has been bestowed by the Argentine government, the country's highest honor, the Collar of the San Martin Liberator Order. The honor is extended to foreign officials, civilian or military, who in the exercise of their duties merit the highest tribute and acknowledgment in the interests of the Argentine Nation.