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MERCOSUR 30th Anniversary Meeting Highlights Dissatisfaction With Argentine "Ballast" As President Lacalle Pou Confronts Argentine Despot Fernandez

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Montevideo At NightDuring 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.

Air Force Helicopter Crashed Overnight In Rocha

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Rocha beachAn 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 This Day In 2020

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

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.

Cerrito Man Kills Home Invader

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

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.

Man Dies After Breaking Into Italian Embassy

Friday, January 1st, 2021

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.

Intendencia And ADEOM Announce Yearly Trash Crisis

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

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 Tabaré Vásquez Dead At 80

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

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.

Expocannabis Falls To Enemies Of Freedom

Saturday, December 5th, 2020

La Bandera de Los 33

La Bandera de Los 33

Uruguay's Expocannabis has fallen with bio-security terror replacing chill vibes in what was once an annual celebration of Uruguay's freedoms.

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.

Going In

Going In

Getting the Fuck Out

Getting the Fuck Out

Uruguay Marks 40 Years Since Armed Forces Voted Out Of Power

Monday, November 30th, 2020

On this day in 1980 Uruguay held a referendum which allowed the Armed Forces to step down from the responsibility of governing the country.

Ship Entering Bay Of Montevideo

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Ship Enters Bay

BoJo Moves To Implement "Green" Environmentalism Through Improverishment Plan As Core Of "Reset" And "Build Back" After Fucking Up Entire Course Of Events This Year

Friday, 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.

33 Year Old Cop Cuffed And Disarmed After Dinner With Woman And Her Nephew

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

A 33 year old police officer attached to the Seccional 2da was relieved of his weapon and bulletproof vest after dining with a woman and her nephew. The cop found his hands and feet bound in his own cuffs upon waking and managed to travel from his residence in barrio Unión to his dad's place across the street to be unbound. In addition to the weapon and vest two loaded magazines, two televisions, an Xbox, two cellphones, a 13kg tank of cooking gas, and assorted clothing was taken.

Police claim to have identified the woman and her minor nephew.

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