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Risk Summary - Uruguay - AUG 2014

The ruling coalition Frente Amplio and the main opposition National Party of Uruguay have decided on their presidential candidates for the general election scheduled for October 26. The decision follows the results and subsequent discussions of the first primary elections in June. The ruling coalition has voted ex-president Tabaré Vázquez as its presidential candidate, with Ra&uac...

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Risk Summary - Paraguay - AUG 2014

Paraguay's score in our proprietary Short-Term Political Risk Ratings places it just under the regional average of 59.7 out of 100. Disputes with neighbours over shared power resources and sporadic...

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Risk Summary - Uruguay - JULY 2014

In a presentation to the World Bank, Uruguayan President José Mujica praised Brazil's trade with his country through the Mercosur trade bloc. Mujica also noted that Uruguay is experiencing infrastructure and qualified labour challenges, saying, 'we have many infrastructure problems, and we are running from behind and a giant effort is needed'. Nevertheless, he promised that the...

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