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A Useful Life: Labour of artistic love

Jorge, a cinema worker in Uruguay, learns that his beloved arthouse picture palace, Cinemateca, is about to close.

One-day general strike brought Uruguay to a standstill

A one-day general strike brought Uruguay to a halt on 20 August. It was strong across industry, transport, education, the health service and even in the shops.

El Bano del Papa

This film is set in 1988 in Melo, a small Uruguayan town, as the inhabitants are awaiting the visit of the Pope.

Uruguay’s workers beat bosses’ lockout

Uruguay’s workers beat bosses’ lockout The Uruguayan ruling class made its first big move against Tabare Vazquez’s centre-left government by launching a lockout in the goods transport industry on Monday of last week.

Four anti-capitalists held in Uruguay

Four anti-capitalists held in Uruguay At dusk on Friday of last week, 3,000 protesters met in Plaza Libertad and marched through Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, to demand the freedom of four activists detained under sedition charges. The four were arrested during a demonstration against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) a week earlier.

New defeats for the right in Uruguay

Elections for governors and councillors took place across Uruguay, South America, on 8 May. Right wing parties were crushed in almost half of the districts of the country.

Celebrations on the streets of Uruguay

06 November 2004
OVER 500,000 workers and students, young and old, filled the streets of the cities of Uruguay to celebrate the election victory of Frente Amplio (Broad Front) last weekend.

Uruguay

20 December 2003
A MAJOR attempt to privatise oil in Uruguay has been defeated in a national referendum. On 7 December some 62 percent of electors, 1.2 million people, voted against the privatisation of the state oil company.

Strikers demand food and money

10 August 2002
WORKERS ACROSS Uruguay halted the Latin American country in a general strike on Thursday of last week in protest at the economic meltdown. There is a run on the country's currency, and the much vaunted financial sector is crippled.

Biggest general strike for 15 years

22 June 2002
THE BIGGEST general strike for 15 years in Argentina's neighbour Uruguay, in South America, took place last week. There was an almost total stoppage by public sector workers, and a very strong response in private industry.

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