President Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay

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Vazquez has tried to create new commercial and cultural links outside the region.
Vazquez was the first Uruguayan President to visit New Zealand and South Korea, and has established contacts with other countries in South East Asia.
Tabare Vazquez is a new president of Uruguay - Pravda.
Accoring to the NEWS, Tabare Vazquez was apparently poised to become the first leftist president of Uruguay last night after surging ahead of his two rivals in the presidential elections.
democracy is alive and well on the Rio de la Plata.
political leaders of Uruguay's two traditional centrist parties, including Pres Julio Maria Sanguinetti, contend Vazquez is really a Marxist wolf in disguise who would destroy Uruguayan economy; polls indicate that Vazquez stands head-to-head with Jorge Batlle.
Riyadh, December 22, SPA -- Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez has concluded an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It’s been just over a year since Tabaré Vazquez was elected as Uruguay’s first left-leaning president, breaking nearly two centuries of two-party conservative rule, and one brutal decade of military rapacity.
Vazquez came to power in October, 2004, as the candidate of the Broad Front Party, (Frente Amplio), an umbrella group of 18 political parties, ranging from former Tupamaro guerrillas, to Christian Democrats.
While Vazquez was training as an oncologist and studying in Paris in 1971, the Frente Amplio was being founded, only to be outlawed by 1973 when the military took control of the country.
Vazquez is also seeking to bolster foreign investment as a means of job creation, and has plans to soon welcome a Japanese auto plant to the country.
Vazquez has refused to back down, however, indicating the importance of the project to Uruguay’s future development.
Vazquez has been forced to respond to the protests of activists, who have blocked bridges preventing trucks from delivering building supplies to construction sites, as well as preventing Uruguayans from returning home, and Argentine tourists from making their traditional trips to Uruguayan vacation resorts.
Moreover, the cellulose plants case is not the only example of Uruguayan-Argentine friction, and indeed Vazquez has bitterly pointed to inequalities within the MERCOSUR regional trade accord, and has talked about taking an independent direction when it comes to trade issues in the future.
Although Uruguay’s debt currently represents 85% of its GDP, Vazquez has instituted an effective emergency anti-poverty program, Plan de Astisencia Nacional a la Emergencia Social (PANES), which has helped bring unemployment down to 12.
Vazquez has also spoken out against human rights violations dating back to the era of military rule, and has vowed to resolve the cases of some 180 Uruguayans, mostly students and union leaders, who “disappeared” under the armed forces junta, in an effort to address the nation’s dark recent past.
BENTOS, Uruguay - President Tabare Vazquez is bucking the leftist, anti-Americ.
Vazquez is leftist in rhetoric but.
Uruguay's first socialist president, Tabare Vazquez has mirrored the economic orthodoxy.
a five-year term in 2004, Vazquez is Uruguay's first left-wing.
Zapatero said Vazquez took over a country "of 3.
Relations between Cuba and Uruguay began to strengthen after the two countries resumed diplomatic relations on March 1st, 2005, the same day Tabare Vazquez took office.
Mr Vazquez was said to be angry by criticism of his opposition to bill, which many in his own party had backed.
Mr Vazquez's decision was made public by Vice-President Rodolfo Nin Novoa, who said Mr Vazquez had written last week to the party's secretary-general.
Relations between Havana and Montevideo are developing in a cordial, transparent and respectful climate, beginning a new stage as of March 2005, when Tabare Vazquez took office.
During his stay in Cuba, Vazquez is expected to sign agreements that include the import of Cuban vaccines and collaboration in energy, health, adult education, and plant and animal sanitary controls.
The statement of constitutional fidelity implies the greatest commitment of that man to whom the population has given government responsibilities," Vazquez said to congressmen, population and invited people.
Vazquez leads a coalition of leftist parties that includes former Tupamaro guerrillas that fought the 1973-1985 military junta.
Vazquez said that it is like his “bachelor party”, because “tomorrow, I am marrying Uruguay.
Tabare Vazquez said that these short and medium term measures will be aimed at “making of the most needy ones, the most privileged ones.
Vazquez said the cases of missing María Claudia Irureta Goyena, the daughter in law of Argentinean poet Juan Gelman, and the murders of the Uruguayan politicians Zelmar Michelini and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz “do not fall within the Impunity law.
Regarding the Ministry of Labor, Vazquez said that a thorough research will be conducted on social security, along with the Ministry of Economy.
Regarding the Ministry of Cattle, Agriculture and Fisheries –which will be led by Jose Mujica, former guerrilla fighter and leader of the Popular Participation Movement, the most voted sector within the EP-FA-NM – Vazquez said his government would promote easy credit access, in order to promote production.
Vazquez said that Uruguay’s rate of people living abroad is higher than the average.
In this regards, Vazquez said he will ask the population to save as much energy as possible.
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez has offered to resign as head of the country's Socialist Party after he went against party members by vetoing a bill that would have decriminalized abortion in the first 12.
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez has vetoed a bill approved by parliament earlier this week to legalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Uruguay's Senate on Tuesday voted 17-13 to decriminalize abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy, but President Tabare Vazquez is expected to veto the bill, Reuters reports.
President Tabare Vazquez is the head of state for Uruguay.
Castro was extended an invitation last June when Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez was in the island and later confirmed in an official letter.
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez has resigned as leader of the ruling Socialist Party amid a row over his vetoing of an abortion bill.
MONTEVIDEO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez has offered to resign as head of the ruling Socialist Party after he defied its members and.