Two times former Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez died early morning Sunday in Montevideo at the age of 80 after suffering from lung cancer and pancreatic metastasis. By early afternoon and following on the family's wishes Vazquez was buried in a private ceremony at the La Teja cemetery, the working neighborhood where he grew up.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a 6 million dollars loan to Uruguay to finance the Plan Ceibal II (digital content), which will help to strengthen mathematics learning by 90,000 primary and middle school students and extend English teaching to half of all 4th, 5th and 6th graders in urban public primary schools.
The Uruguayan pioneering program “one child-one laptop” did not improve their performance in basic subjects such as maths and reading, according to a report from the country’s Institute of Economy and financed by the same education authorities. The report also points out to the lack of content in the laptops and the poor training of teachers.