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Tabaré Vázquez

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Tabaré Vázquez's Biography

Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas (Spanish pronunciation: [taβaˈɾe raˈmon ˈbaθkeð ˈrosas]; born January 17, 1940) is a former President of Uruguay. A physician (oncologist) by training, he is a member of the leftist Frente Amplo coalition (Broad Front in English). Vázquez was elected president on October 31, 2004, took office on March 1, 2005, and relinquished the office on March 1, 2010. As president, Vázquez presided over considerable improvements in education and working conditions, a significant expansion of the welfare system, and a dramatic reduction in poverty, with the percentage of Uruguayans living in poverty falling from 32% to 20% of the population from 2004 to 2009.

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  • Uruguay: A Bitter Lesson in Forgiving

      News Source: Scoop | 3 years ago
    Research Associate Paula Lopez-Gamundi June 7, 2011 Minutes before an initiative that would annul Articles 1, 3, and 4 of the Law of Expiration of 1986 was put to a vote in the Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives, Victor Semproni, a dissident

      News Source: Moreover Silicon Valley | over 3 years ago
    Otra moto como protagonista Un joven de 16 anos fallecio en accidente de transito Un joven de 16 anos que conducia una moto marca Baccio de 125 cc., carente de matricula, en camino de acceso a Barra de Chuy, fallecio luego de caer al pavimento. Se
  • Uruguay removing amnesty for dictatorship crimes

      News Source: AP Online | over 3 years ago
    Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's senate is expected on Tuesday to annul an amnesty for crimes against humanity committed during the 1973-85 dictatorship, overturning the view of voters who upheld the law in two referendums.

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