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Colorado Former Presidential Candidate And Minister Of Exterior Relations Announces Retirement From PoliticsSunday, July 26th, 2020
Ernesto Talvi has announced his resignation from politics after running for President last year and accepting an appointment he later resigned in the present coalition government. He offered:
Debo reconocer que sobrestimé mi capacidad de adaptarme del quehacer académico al quehacer político. Y aunque hoy creo entenderlo y en todo momento intenté hacer lo mejor, no es lo mío
The Executive Committee of the Colorado Party is meeting tomorrow over what to do with the Mayor of Rincón de San Valentín. Mayor Tabaré Leiva was detained on suspicion of cattle rustling. He has since been indicted on charges of internal arms trafficking while the possibility of further charges related to the cattle rustling are in play.
The Executive Committee is expected to refer the case to the Colorado Party's ethics committee.
The urgent consideration law to remove constraints placed on the Uruguayan economy by 15 years of Frente Amplio governments has arrived in Parliament. If the Colorados and Cabildo Abierto don't sink it, Uruguay should remain positioned to emerge from the present hysteria relatively well.
All Uruguayan political parties with legislative representation and the Electoral Court came to an agreement today to postpone May's departmental elections until October 4th. To do this a law will be drafted allowing the Electoral Court to suspend elections.
Week One: Over the first few days local news media settled on the word malabaristas, literally jugglers, as the hot new word to use to refer to particularly obnoxious pichis. Nevermind that in at least one case the police broke up what was by all appearances a machete fight. The narrative, even among the better local Spanish language papers, was that the cops pulled a shotgun on some performers. (more...)