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MERCOSUR 30th Anniversary Meeting Highlights Dissatisfaction With Argentine "Ballast" As President Lacalle Pou Confronts Argentine Despot FernandezFriday, March 26th, 2021
During a video conference substituting for a summit commemorating 30 years of MERCOSUR, President Luis Lacalle Pou clashed with Argentine despot Alberto Fernandez over the Argentine desire to close the bloc to any new trade agreements ever.
President Lacalle Pou's desire to open MERCOSUR to new trade agreements is supported by the leaders of Paraguay and Brasil while Fernandez sits alone in preventing the bloc and its members from entering any new agreements.
The video call ended without MERCOSUR members agreeing issue a traditional joint statement as Brazil's Bolsonaro and Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou refused endorsing any statement without a commitment to opening the bloc's rules, but Argentina's Fernandez ended the video conference by offering that anyone who found present MERCOSUR rules too restrictive could "find another ship" and insisted that Argentina, with its collapsed economy, is more than just ballast burdening MERCOSUR's other members.
An Air Force Helicopter crashed near km 184 of Ruta 9 in Rocha department overnight. The helicopter's 3 crew members were injured to varying degrees. The helicopter and its cargo of 186 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses were a total loss after the wreck caught fire.
On March 13th 2020, most Uruguayos after returning home for the day would not leave their homes again with any regularity until Battle of Las Piedras Day arrived on May 18th. There was no order mandating they stay inside. They simply adopted a fad with enthusiasm.
A 70 year old man defending his home in the Barrio and former national capital of Cerrito de la Victoria killed a 22 year old home invader. The man awoke to the sound of home invaders and confronted three men with his 22 caliber pistol, hitting one. The cadaver was dumped in front of the Instituto Nacional de Ortopedia y Traumatología by the deceased's compatriots who went on to abandon their car in the barrio Malvin Norte.
A 35 year old man died after breaking into the Italian Embassy on José Ellauri this morning. The man arrived in a truck and worked his way through the fence before being detained by embassy staff. After police arrived and began the process of placing the man under arrest, he entered cardiac arrest and his death is officially recorded as occurring at the Hospital de Clínicas. The deceased was an Italian citizen with an Uruguayan identification document.
Trash collection from dumpsters has slowed in most parts of Montevideo, as it typically does during the holiday season. January 10th is the earliest date to expect collection to catch up to a more normal pace.
Former President (2005-2010, 2015-2020) Tabaré Vasquez (1940-2020) died this morning. His first term as President is known for the perceived boom times and high approval that followed a socialist turn in Uruguayan policy. His second term as President is known for stagnation and low approval ratings that came from continuing along the socialist turn implemented during his first term. Vásquez left the Presidency on March 1st of this year when 46 year old Luis Lacalle Pou assumed the presidency following last year's election. President Lacalle Pou declared three days of national mourning for his predecessor.
Efforts to actively police behavior of individuals were impotent to the point of effective absence in practice, but announcements to wear muzzles while walking though demuzzling while seated was permitted were an offensively novel twist on this year's compliance testing by the nag lobby.
Numerous other photos were taken during my incursion into enemy territory, but none were free of marketing messages from parties guilty of collaboration.
Despite a lack of popular fear in Uruguay over the the not particularly deadly coronavirus disease, the Expocannabis's fall is a disturbing turn of events.
On this day in 1980 Uruguay held a referendum which allowed the Armed Forces to step down from the responsibility of governing the country.
BoJo Moves To Implement "Green" Environmentalism Through Improverishment Plan As Core Of "Reset" And "Build Back" After Fucking Up Entire Course Of Events This YearFriday, November 20th, 2020
After gutting the economy of the British isles, Airstip One's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has begun doubling down on the unforced errors speeding the ruin with further totalitarian orders to autoincarcerate while teasing future plans to "build back poorer" from the self inflicted crisis. Among his solutions to deepen the crisis is an adoption of the "Green" agenda exemplified in a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel motor vehicles after 2030.