Tag: <span>Uruguay</span>

A Corruption Scandal Is Making Waves in ‘Squeaky-Clean’ Uruguay

This article was republished with permission from World Politics Review. To view the original, click here. The story was damaging enough to begin with. Last September, Alejandro Astesiano — chief […] Read More >

Uruguay readies fines for huge UPM eucalyptus tree nursery

This story was written by Javier Lyonnet for the October 2022 issue of EcoAméricas. Click here to see the original story. A eucalyptus-tree nursery in Uruguay operated by the Finnish […] Read More >

Brazilian raid targets $1.6 billion money-laundering ring

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL: Dozens of people were arrested in Brazil and Uruguay yesterday in a massive raid targeting an international money-laundering scheme that authorities said moved $1.6 billion […] Read More >

Border Deal between Colombia and Venezuela Shows Increasing Influence of Regional Organizations

NEW YORK — In Quito on Monday, President Nicolás Maduro, of Venezuela, and President Juan Manuel Santos, of Colombia, finally brokered a set of agreements to resolve the crisis on […] Read More >

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Criticizes Decision to Take In Ex-Guantánamo Detainees

Top Story — Uruguay’s new government appears to be distancing itself from its predecessor’s decision to accept six former inmates from the United States’ detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, […] Read More >

José Mujica: The “World’s Poorest President” Set to Safeguard His Legacy of Change

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Colonia del Sacramento underwent turbulent change in its early history. A strategic port founded by conquistadors at the mouth of the world’s widest river, the […] Read More >

Uruguay Elects Tabaré Vázquez President

Top Story — Tabaré Vázquez will serve another term as Uruguay’s president after winning a runoff election on Sunday, continuing the decade-long rule of the leftist Broad Front coalition. Opposition […] Read More >

Political Agendas Delay Promised Guantanamo Transfers

Top Story — On Monday, the Organization of American States Secretary General José Miguel Insulza issued a statement urging member nations of the Americas to help resettle Guantanamo detainees. U.S. President […] Read More >

Uruguay: No Marijuana Bill Without 60 Percent Public Support

Top Story — Uruguayan President José Mujica qualified a proposed bill that would allow the Uruguayan state to regulate and sell marijuana, saying that he would only do so if 60 […] Read More >

Uruguay’s Growing Economy Stimulates Reverse Migration

MONTEVIDEO — It was the worst economic crisis in the history of Uruguay when Martín González and Gustavo López decided to emigrate overseas to find work. Nine years later, they […] Read More >