Mujica’s successor assumes the presidency in Uruguay

On March 1st, Tabaré Vázquez took over the presidency of Uruguay with the challenge of maintaining the economic growth and bring marijuana to pharmacies, government policies of his predecessor José Mujica. International media have claimed that Vázquez task will not be easy,...

Ecuador backwards 13 points in press freedom ranking by Reporters Without Borders

The International Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released yesterday its annual report on the situation of freedom of expression in the world. In this document, Ecuador back warded 13 places, ranking 108th out of 180 countries assessed. RSF explains that several...

Three Latin American cardinals will be appointed by Pope Francis

Pope Francis announced the appointment of fifteen new cardinal electors and five non-voters, representing some countries that have never had participation. The pontiff said he will make the appointment on February 14, adding that despite Europeans are the most numerous (119) in...

Mujica intends to prevent monopolies and oligopolies with Communications Law

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica, said that the Audiovisual Communication Services bill, next to be debated in the Senate, seeks to prevent monopolies and oligopolies in the sector. The ruling party Frente Amplio wants to establish with this law the regulation of services...

Uruguay receives 6 prisoners as refugees from Guantanamo prison

Uruguay received on early Sunday, as refugees, four Syrians, one Palestinian and one Tunisian, released by the US from tge Guantanamo prison after more than ten months of negotiations between the governments of Barack Obama and José Mujica. “The government confirms the...

Tabaré Vázquez and José Mujica will agree on the transition on December 11

The government transition in Uruguay will start on December 11, after the second round in which Tabaré Vázquez, from the Frente Amplio (FA) coalition, resulted elected president. The elected Vice President and Senator, Raul Sendic, announced that they will start working an...

Tabaré Vázquez wins the presidency in Uruguay

The leftist candidate of the Frente Amplio party, Tabaré Vázquez won the presidential election held on Sunday, November 30 in Uruguay with 1,226,105 votes, nearly 300,000 more than his rival from the National or “White” Party, Luis Lacalle Pou, who achieved 939,074...

Uruguay Elections to choose the successor of Mujica began

Uruguay launched today the second round to elect its next President for the period 2015-2020. The former President from the ruling party,Tabaré Vázquez (2005-2010) is presented as the favorite  against Luis Lacalle Pou from the center-right party. Around 2.6 million Uruguayans...