Uruguay
Accountability and budget bill passed in Uruguay despite fierce opposition

According to trade unions and progressive parties, the accountability and budget bill, presented by the right-wing government of President Luis Lacalle Pou, seeks to cut further the budgets for various public sectors in the name of government’s savings.

Workers strike in Uruguay against hunger and inequality

Workers mobilized to demand a basic emergency income, increased investment in public sectors, greater employment opportunities, strengthening of the healthcare system, among other measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Uruguay’s trade union center calls for a national strike in June

Uruguay’s trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Uruguayans reject the approval of the Urgent Consideration Law

The Urgent Consideration Law (LUC) is a neoliberal legislation that promotes budget cuts in the public sector, supports the privatization of public companies and restricts the right to strike of the workers, among other setbacks

Uruguayan workers strike and mobilize against neoliberal legislation

The Urgent Consideration Law (LUC) is a package of neoliberal measures that will affect health, education, employment and security

Neoliberalism returns to Uruguay with the new right-wing president

New Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou, within 11 days of assuming office, has announced a hike in the rates of basic public services

Uruguayan government withdraws from UNASUR and returns to TIAR

Incoming President Luis Lacalle Pou showed the allegiance of his administration with Uruguay’s withdrawal from UNASUR and the interruption of the withdrawal process from the TIAR

Right-wing Uruguayan president assumes office amid protests

Uruguayan social movements criticized the new president’s stand against the progressive governments of the region

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.

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