Uruguay
Right-wing Luis Lacalle Pou wins Uruguay’s presidential election

Luis Lacalle Pou’s victory ushers in a conservative government and ends the rule of the left-wing Frente Amplio coalition after 15 years in power during which Uruguay saw major social and economic gains

Uruguayan runoff election results too close to call

The difference of votes between the left-wing candidate Daniel Martínez and the right-wing candidate Luis Lacalle Pou is just over 1%

Uruguayans will go to the polls for a second round of presidential elections

The center-left candidate Daniel Martínez and the right-wing candidate Luis Lacalle Pou will face off in the second round of general elections in Uruguay on November 24.

Workers’ power brings Uruguay to a halt

The national trade union center called for a multisectorial general strike in solidarity with the gas workers of MontevideoGas and against the International Labor Organization’s decision on collective wage bargaining.

Uruguayan gas workers begin an indefinite general strike

The strike has been called in solidarity with the gas workers of MontevideoGas company and against the Brazilian state owned company Petrobras.

Thousands of Uruguayan workers mobilize during partial general strike

The Uruguayan trade unions called for a partial general strike in solidarity with the gas workers of the MontevideoGas, who have been on a hunger strike since April 30.

Thousands marched to demand justice for the victims of Uruguay’s last civic-military dictatorship

During the 24th Silent March, thousands of Uruguayans marched against impunity demanding justice for the 200 people disappeared during the 12 years of military dictatorship

Frente Amplio expels OAS secretary general Luis Almagro

Repeated attacks against Venezuela and supporting a military intervention in the country, have led to the expulsion of Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the OAS from the Frente Amplio.

Unions, activists oppose entry of US troops into Uruguay for G20 summit

The bill permitting the entry of troops to ‘protect’ US president Donal Trump was passed in the Uruguayan Senate on November 13. Unions and civil society groups said that the move would compromise national sovereignty

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