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Tag: Pepe Mujica

  • Thursday, May 13th 2021 - 08:59 UTC

    Pepe Mujica joins campaign against Uruguayan government law

    Mujica stressed “that package called the LUC” needs discussing because most Uruguayans “have no idea what it is about.”

    Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica Wednesday launched an appeal to call for a referendum to revoke 135 articles of a government's Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), which his opponents describe as retrograde.

  • Wednesday, April 28th 2021 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguay: Pepe Mujica recovering after surgery to remove fishbone from his throat

    The case was not serious but Mujica's other health and age conditions called for extreme precautions to be taken

    Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica was recovering well following an emergency procedure to remove a fishbone from his throat, according to medical sources.

  • Thursday, March 4th 2021 - 18:21 UTC

    Uruguay: Pepe Mujica says the pandemic helped Lacalle Pou’s government

    Former president Pepe Mujica (2010-2015) said that Uruguay “had the opportunity to start vaccinating three months ago and we let it pass because we were confident or for ideological reasons”

    The former Uruguayan president José “Pepe” Mujica criticized the government of Luis Lacalle Pou and assured that the Covid-19 pandemic “helped” to improve his image. ”The pandemic is white (in reference to the color of the ruling party)“ and ”brought a big help“ to the government, said the former president in a radial interview on Wednesday. ”He has no responsibility, but he positioned himself well in the situation and knew how to take advantage of it”, he assured.

  • Saturday, November 16th 2019 - 09:41 UTC

    Uruguay election runoff: “Game over, I'm the boss”, Mujica tells the incumbent candidate

    Ex president Mujica openly criticized Martinez during a political rally

    Next 24 November Uruguayans will cast their runoff ballot to elect the next president, scheduled to take office in March 2020. The dispute is between the two winners of the first round on 27 October, the candidate from the ruling coalition that has enjoyed fifteen years in office, and the leader of the opposition who has managed to conform a working “multicolor” majority in the next Legislative, and is ahead in opinion polls tendencies.

  • Tuesday, July 30th 2019 - 09:53 UTC

    Uruguay's Mujica blasts Malaysia as “a dictatorship where they kill 25 people every day”

    Venezuela is a dictatorship as is Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China argued Mujica

    Malaysia is a bloodthirsty dictatorship where they kill 25 people every day, according to Uruguay's ex president Jose Mujica. The Uruguayan leader speaking at a political rally put in the same bag, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China as part of a poor defense of the regime of his good friend, the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

  • Friday, September 28th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Controversial Almagro’s “complete support” for the Referral to ICC of Venezuela Investigation

    OAS Secretary General and elected Senator Luis Almagro next to his political mentor ex president Jose Mujica. (Photo Archive)

    The controversial Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, expressed his complete support for the decision of the presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; of Colombia, Iván Duque; of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez; of Peru, Martín Vizcarra; and of the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to refer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) the investigation into the existence of crimes against humanity in Venezuela.