Luis Lacalle Pou
Uruguayans mobilize in defense of right to housing

The mobilizations were held in rejection of the article 304 of the new accountability and budget bill, which eliminated the subsidy for families facing issues with repayment of their housing loans

Uruguayan workers protest the economic crisis and high cost of living

Thousands of Uruguayans took part in a partial national strike called for by the PIT-CNT and mobilized against the right-wing national government, its austerity policies, rising hunger, high cost of living, privatization of public companies, among other issues

Uruguayan government prevails in referendum on neoliberal reforms with a slim margin

The LUC was widely rejected by the country’s opposition parties, trade unions, social organizations and popular movements, which deemed it as a package of anti-worker, pro-corporate, neoliberal and regressive reform

Saudi coalition bombs Yemen hours after Houthi ceasefire declaration and other stories

Today we look at the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen as the war enters its 8th year, violent repression of South Africa’s Abahlali baseMjondolo, and more

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