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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

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.

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