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Tag: Luis Lacalle Pou

  • Friday, September 15th 2023 - 11:20 UTC

    Presidents of Uruguay, France meet for Rugby World Cup match

    Lacalle saw Los Teros lose to France 27-12 alongside President Macron

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Thursday discussed the European Union-Mercosur trade deal with his French colleague Emmanuel Macron while meeting ahead of the Rugby World Cup clash in Lille between the two countries' national teams, which the hosts eventually won 27-12.

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  • Friday, September 1st 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Presidents of Uruguay and France to attend Rugby World Cup clash

     Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Luis Lacalle Pou will atend the Rugby World Cup

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has accepted the invitation of his French colleague Emmanuel Macron to join him in Lille for the Sept. 14 Rugby World Cup game pitting La Bleu against Los Teros (as the national teams of both countries are known), it was reported Thursday in Montevideo.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 00:22 UTC

    Uruguayan wages already at pre-pandemic levels, minister says

    Lacalle Pou presided over the traditional military parade but delivered no messages and did not speak with the press either

    Uruguay's Finance Minister Azucena Arbeleche Friday said her country's wages were competitive for workers and had already reached pre-pandemic levels and would hopefully continue to rise in the coming years.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Macri, in Montevideo, says Argentine gov't “irresponsible”

    Macri referred to Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou as a “great president.” Photo: Dante Fernández / FocoUy

    Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday in Montevideo that his country's current government was “irresponsible” in light of the recent devaluation and the rampant inflation that ensued.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Paraguay: Peña ready to be sworn in as President

    Peña became finance minister under the “significantly corrupt” Cartes at the age of 37

    Economist Santiago Peña of the National Republican Assembly (ANR) also known as the Colorado Party is to be sworn in Tuesday as Paraguay's new head of state during a ceremony in Asunción which will be attended by several former and current Latin American leaders such as Argentina's Alberto Fernández; Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou, Chile's Gabriel Boric Font and Bolivia's Luis Arce Catacora.

  • Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Uruguay: Mujica says apology to China over OPVs is in order

    “The Chinese market cannot be ignored,” Mujica argued

    Former Uruguayan President José Mujica said the current head of state Luis Lacalle Pou should apologize to China for the sloppiness in the purchase of two Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the South American country's Navy from Spanish shipyard Cardama.

  • Wednesday, July 19th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Uruguay signs green hydrogen deal with EU

    Lacalle stressed that he does not believe in “exacerbated protectionism”

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday signed a “Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Renewable Energies, Energy Efficiency, and Green Hydrogen” with the European Union to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and held one-on-one meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italy's Prime Minister Georgia Meloni on the closing day of the EU-Celac summit in Brussels.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 22:46 UTC

    Lacalle Pou urges swift action on EU-Mercosur Agreement: “Enough of 25 years of negotiations”

    President Lacalle Pou cautioned against excessive protectionism. He stressed the need for swift decision-making in the face of a rapidly evolving world

    In a strong plea for progress on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou demanded an end to decades of fruitless negotiations, urging the involved parties to reach an agreement.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 09:16 UTC

    Water crisis: Uruguay accepts Argentina's help

    Lacalle insisted Argentina's help “adds up” but is “insignificant” in terms of volumes of drinking water consumed normally in Montevideo

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Monday said his country would be accepting Argentina's help to mitigate the water crisis but added that the amount of drinking water offered was nowhere near the needs to match the volumes consumed normally in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, July 8th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentina offers to help Uruguay through the water crisis

    Lacalle thanked the offer but declined it for now

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández offered his Uruguayan colleague Luis Lacalle Pou a mobile water treatment plant, supplies, and personnel to assist in the drinking water crisis affecting Montevideo and the Metropolitan area.