Marriage bill buoys Chilean advocates

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 4 (UPI) -- Gay rights groups say they are pushing Chilean lawmakers to approve a proposal for a domestic partnership registry that has lingered in Congress since 2011.

Uruguay's real estate-driven boom worrying

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 29 (UPI) -- Uruguay's real estate-driven economic boom is clouding the outlook for future growth in the Latin American country, amid fears that optimism over property price escalation may not last.

Cuba anxious about post-Chavez Venezuela

HAVANA, March 14 (UPI) -- Cuba is fervently hoping the death of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will not disturb the status quo in the Caribbean island's lucrative relationship with oil-rich government in Caracas.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.
South American leaders support Maduro

South American leaders support Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- South American leaders closed ranks around Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro, the late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, as Chavez lay in state Thursday.

Uruguay faces further dips in growth

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Uruguay President Jose Mujica faced renewed pressure on approval ratings after senior aides revised estimates for earnings from inward tourism weeks after revised forecasts of declining national growth.

Chile expands Antarctica presence

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Chile is speeding up expansion of its civilian and defense capabilities in the Antarctic territory it claims as its own.

U.S. keen on consensus in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The United States is keen to see consensus emerging over future administration in Venezuela as questions remain over President Hugo Chavez being fit enough to be sworn in Thursday for a fourth term in office, U.S. officials said.

Uruguay's Mujica suffers popularity slump

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is facing a drop in approval ratings as the country's development targets slip and the president's alleged lackluster performance.

Isolated Paraguay pledged farmers' support

ASUNCION, Paraguay, July 26 (UPI) -- Paraguay's suspension from Mercosur has angered farmer groups across the trade bloc who want an amicable diplomatic resolution of the stand-off between the new government in Asuncion and regional powers withholding its recognition.
Brazil mulls review of Paraguay ties

Brazil mulls review of Paraguay ties

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 20 (UPI) -- Brazil is having to review its hasty decision to participate in a campaign against the new government of Federico Franco amid controversy over the impeachment and removal of former President Fernando Lugo.

Uruguay mulls offering Iran rice for oil

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, April 2 (UPI) -- Uruguay is considering to offer Iran rice shipments in return for oil in apparent disregard of U.S.-led sanctions in response to Iran's disputed nuclear program.

Uruguay's solidarity with Argentina over Falklands comes with costs

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Uruguay's solidarity with Argentina in support of Buenos Aires' claim over British-ruled Falklands is costing the port capital's economy dear as Falklanders disappear from the scene as lucrative custom.

Mercosur to fast-track Venezuela's entry

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Mercosur trade bloc is planning to fast-track Venezuela's accession as a full member as regional leaders push forward plans to strengthen the organization.

Mercosur mulls focus on arms suppliers to fight crime, trafficking

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Latin America's increasingly ambitious Mercosur regional bloc is aiming to focus on small arms suppliers that are seen behind the continent's endemic and seemingly insurmountable problem of violent crime.
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Jose Mujica

José Alberto Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: , known as El Pepe, (born May 20, 1935) is a Uruguayan politician and former guerrilla fighter, a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition) and current President of Uruguay.

Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. He won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

Mujica was born 20 May 1935 to Demetrio Mujica, of Basque ancestry and Lucy Cordano of Italian descent.

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