US Wants to Build Military Bases in Uruguay

Ahmed Adel U.S.’s Charge d’Affaires in Uruguay, Ms. Jennifer Savage, hosted a recognition ceremony at the Chief of Mission’s residence for graduates of the U.S. International Military Education and Training Program for 2020 and 2021. Ms. Savage was joined by Uruguayan Minister of Defense Dr. Javier Garcia, military leaders, and more than 55 military and…

Uruguay: The Left Held Hostage

Jorge Capelán Uruguay is one of the countries with the most police per 100,000 inhabitants in Latin Latin America. Recently, the magazine Brecha de Uruguay published an “open letter” regarding Nicaragua signed by a number of personalities of the left wing of that country. Following the same script of NATO (and its U.S. owners), it…

Mercosur Summit: Uruguay Calls for Activation of Democratic Clause in Bolivia

Evo Morales responded quickly and welcomed the decision of Tabaré Vázquez’s government. The Uruguayan government demanded that legal protocols be activated to analyze Bolivia’s permanence in the bloc because the country’s constitutional order is being violated. “Mercosur must demand from the de facto Bolivian authorities full respect for human rights,” said the Foreign Ministry. During…

Is Uruguay’s Shift to the Right Bad News for Mercosur?

Juan Manuel Boccacci Pagina 12 talked to analysts Atilio Boron, Hernan Patiño Mayer and Oscar Laborde about their views on what’s next in Uruguay following the victory of the National Party’s Luis Lacalle Pou in presidential elections; including its local political situation; its relationship with Argentina; Mercosur; the Rightward shift in the continent; and the…

Right-Wing Victory in Uruguay

The Frente Amplio candidate for the Uruguayan presidency, Daniel Martinez, announced on Thursday that he accepts the results of the second round of the elections, thus, conceding the leadership to the right-wing candidate Luis Lacalle Pou. “The evolution of the scrutiny of the votes observed does not change the trend, therefore we accept the elected…

Macri is Gone: Popular Triumph for Latin America

Matías Pacheco, Federico Chimonetti In Argentina’s presidential elections, the right embodied in the Macri-Pichetto formula was ultimately defeated in the first round by just under eight percentage points. The “Frente de Todos” was imposed, with Alberto Fernández as the candidate for President and Cristina Fernández as the candidate for Vice President. Hundreds of thousands celebrated…

“The Elections in Uruguay are Difficult, But Not Impossible” for the Left

The second round of the elections in Uruguay will be difficult but not impossible for the ruling Frente Amplio (FA, center left), the Paraguayan deputy of the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur), Ricardo Canese, told Sputnik. On October 27, in the first round of the national elections in Uruguay, the FA candidate, Daniel Martinez, was the most…

Uruguay’s Second Electoral Round, November 24

Luvis Pareja Because none of the candidates obtained more than 50% of the valid votes, there will be a second round of elections in Uruguay on November 24 between Daniel Martínez of the Frente Amplio (40.5% of the vote) and Luis Lacalle Pou of the Partido Nacional (27.9%), who hopes to form a right-wing coalition…

Keys to Understanding the Electoral Scenario in Uruguay

Katu Arkonada After nearly 15 years and three Frente Amplio (FA) governments, Uruguay is facing its most difficult presidential election. As in other countries, the election will be turned into a plebiscite between the continuity of the progressive transformation process, or the conservative restoration. Moreover, it will take place, for the first time, without any…

Uruguayan Gas Workers Begin an Indefinite General Strike

Peoples Dispatch On June 10, Uruguayan gas workers began an indefinite sectorial general strike in defense of the source of employment, public service of natural gas and national sovereignty. In Montevideo, a group of workers set a camp in the Plaza Independencia, outside the office of Brazilian oil and gas distribution company Petrobras. The call…

Luis Almagro’s One Track Mind

Nick MacWilliam The most surprising thing about the decision by Uruguay’s governing Frente Amplio to expel Luis Almagro following his justification for military intervention in Venezuela is that it took them this long. Luis Almagro is the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), whose tenure is best defined by the quasi-evangelical zeal…