MORE THAN HALF OF THE POPULATION OF LATIN AMERICA LIVE IN POVERTY (TRANSLATION)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warns that due to low world economic growth, the end of the basic commodities super cycle, greater inflationary pressure and a reduction in the capacity to create employment, ¨poverty reduction in the region has stalled since 2012 and destitution shows signs of a... Continue Reading →

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INTERVIEW WITH URUGUAYAN PRESIDENT JOSE ¨PEPE¨ MUJICA (TRANSLATION)

¨President Pepe¨.  Said like that, it sounds like an election slogan.  But as José Mujica is about to end - on March 1 - his term as president he is more ¨Pepe¨than ever.  ¨I´ve been in the profession for half a century and I´ve had the opportunity to meet and/or mix with a broad range... Continue Reading →

URUGUAYAN TIMES

A few years ago I spent around four days, if I remember correctly, camping at the Club de Pescadores (Fisherman’s Club) in the western Uruguayan town of Paysandú. I was there for the renowned semana de la cerveza which sounds a whole lot more civilized than ‘beer week'. Each day followed a similar pattern. I... Continue Reading →

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