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Montevideo, April 19th 2019 - 10:38 UTC

Tag: political crisis

  • Friday, April 5th 2019 - 10:00 UTC

    Uruguayan president caught with his pants down

    President Vazquez has admitted full responsibility for the situation

    Uruguayan president and oncologist Tabare Vazquez has publicly admitted full responsibility for not having read, but approvingly signed, delicate documents referred to alleged crimes against humanity committed during the military dictatorship, and consequently, without consultation, he sacked the Defense minister and deputy, and seven generals.

  • Friday, February 8th 2019 - 08:43 UTC

    Humanitarian aid arrives to Cucuta, a bridge away from Venezuela

    Escorted by police motorcycles, the trucks pulled into Cucuta, where Venezuelans were waiting to see whether Maduro’s government would clear the border road

    Trucks carrying humanitarian aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Thursday as diplomatically-isolated President Nicolas Maduro appeared set to block its entry amid an escalating political crisis.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2017 - 00:47 UTC

    Brazil kept running through general strike and political crisis

    In Brasilia there were no bus or underground services available but it was business almost as usual in the rest of the country.

    Brazil went through Friday's general strike, the second of its kind called for by labour unions against the economic reforms President Michel Temer intends to bring about, with business nearly unaffected in major cities, Brasilia excluded. Temer's personal involvement in alleged cases of corruption seemed to have had little or no impact on the workers' decision.

  • Friday, June 10th 2011 - 01:42 UTC

    “Dilma has the authority to sack the chief of staff and acted at the right time”

    Former president Lula da Silva gave his full support to Rousseff

    Commenting this week’s resignation of Brazilian chief of staff Antonio Palocci in the midst of a political crisis that has shaken Brazil in the past few days, former president Lula da Silva said that Dilma “had the authority to fire the chief of staff and acted at the right time.”