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Intendencia Of Montevideo Decides To Gravely Disrupt Traffic On Weekends By Converting Thoroughfares To Temporary "Recreation Spaces"Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Frentista Christian Di Candia Cuña's Intendencia of Montevideo has announced major traffic disruptions beginning this weekend:
- Saturdays 18 de Julio will be closed to motor vehicle traffic in Centro from Julio Herrera Y Obes to Ejido during the hours of 13:00 to 17:00
- Sundays the eastbound lanes of the Rambla will be closed from Ciudadela in Ciudad Vieja to Luis Alberto Herrera in Buceo during the hours of 10:00 to 18:00
With activity in the city picking up and traffic slowing moving towards pre-panic levels, Di Candia's administration has threatened similar disruptions may be coming to other city thoroughfares.
MIDES Audit Shows Probably Fraud On The Part Of Local NGOs, More Than 9 Million USD In Diverted FundsSunday, May 10th, 2020
Early results of an audit of MIDES, the ministry of social development, that began last week shows more than 9 million USD in funds for renting properties used a shelters were diverted by local non-government agencies contracted to rent the properties from their owners. The Ministry of Housing ended up making rental guarantee payments to the property owners and delaying the discovery of the diversion.
Criminal prosecutions are possible.
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...)