The Health Committee of Uruguay's Lower House has passed a bill approving euthanasia. The body is now to debate the issue in a plenary session, probably next month, it was reported in Montevideo.
The Uruguayan parliament is expected to make a legislative declaration relative to the Falkland Islands conflict and the 40th anniversary of the war during the first week of July. The initiative was presented by the opposition catch-all coalition (Broad Front) in April, but the final decision has been delayed since the senior member of the ruling coalition which supports president Luis Lacalle Pou, does not agree with the wording.
Former Uruguayan Vice President Lucía Topolansy Wednesday turned in her resignation to her seat on the Senate through a letter after 22 years of Parliamentarian services.
Former two-time Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti Thursday claimed “Argentina infects us with adjectives,” as he appeared together with former heads of state Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera and José “Pepe” Mujica during a celebration of Democracy staged at Montevideo's Parliament building.
Uruguayan lawmakers from the ruling coalition and opposition finally agreed to propose to the full Lower House an investigation committee to analyze Tourism ministry performance and affairs from 2010 to 2021, particularly in reference to the contracting of publicity.
Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou addressed Congress on Tuesday to report on his first year and one day in office, underlining the extraordinary 2020 pandemic year which surprised the world, and Uruguay, but he also made several announcements referred to future activities and investments.
The Uruguayan parliament passed a bill limiting the constitutional right of assembly and closing the borders, both temporarily as part of a package of measures to help contain a spiked of the coronavirus virus.
During the conference entitled The democratic challenge to the autocracies of the 21st century in Latin America, organized by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) on Tuesday at the Senate of Uruguay, the Government of Venezuela was described as a dictatorship and it was exhorted that the democratic governments of the region, especially the Uruguayan government, not be indifferent or accomplices against today’s Latin America’s autocratic governments.
Uruguay's Congress voted narrowly to decriminalize abortion under certain circumstances, mainly during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The Senate voted 17 to 14 in favour of the controversial bill, which was passed by the lower house last month after 14 hours of debate. President Jose Mujica said he would sign the bill into law.