Two-time former Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti Tuesday praised Paraguayan President Santiago Peña's stance regarding the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which would need a major overhaul. Paraguay, a major world food producer but landlocked, is a member of Mercosur along with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
On a cold and foggy night, the Parliament of Uruguay held a commemorative session on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the civic-military dictatorship that took place in the country from 1973 to 1985.
As the Brazilian president Lula da Silva settled in his first day in office in the Planalto Palace, Latin American leaders met with the inaugurated president, who faced his first financial challenge, stocks had fallen more than 3%, led by a selloff of shares in state-run oil company Petrobras.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou's delegation to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's third inauguration featured his predecessors Julio María Sanguinetti and José Mujica, in an unprecedented diplomatic move to show that foreign policies transcend political parties.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Friday invited his predecessors Julio María Sanguinetti and José Mujica to the Jan. 1 inauguration of Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in Brasilia.
In March 1999, King Charles III, then Prince of Wales made a three countries visit, Argentina, Uruguay and the Falkland Islands. A visit which was mainly a retribution to the one then Argentine President Carlos Menem and his daughter Zulemita, acting as First Lady, had done to London the year before, October 1998.
Former two-time Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti said it was wise to compare his country's situation with that of Argentina so that people could know what is at stake next weekend at the referendum on whether to repeal or not 135 provisions of the so-called Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC).
Former two-time President of Uruguay Julio María Sanguinetti Friday said the National Human Rights Institution (INDDHH) was helping criminals by opposing certain provisions within the Law of Urgent Consideration that may end up repealed through a referendum later this month.
Former two-time President of Uruguay Julio María Sanguinetti (1985-1990 / 1995-2000) Thursday said Russia's actions in Ukraine look “a lot like Hitler's initial invasions.” The Colorado Party leader added that there was “no possible historical justification to relativize the seriousness of the episode.”
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday announced his country had begun negotiations with China to reach a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which has been regarded as the beginning of the end of Mercosur.