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Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a trained oncologist and champion in the fight against tobacco, is diagnosed with lung cancer

(FILES) In this file picture taken on November 14, 2017 Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez speaks during a message to medias at the National Palace in Mexico City. - Vazquez, a trained oncologist and champion in the fight against tobacco, suffers from lung cancer, his doctor confirmed on August 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)

New Uruguay leader takes over from pot-friendly farmer

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED Tabare Vazquez inherits a country facing a tougher economic climate than when he first took office in 2005

NEW LEADER. Newly-elected Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez (R) and vice-presidential candidate Raul Sendic (L) on the campaign trail in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 October 2014. Ivan Franco/EPA

Uruguay's pot-friendly farmer president prepares to step down

Mar 01, 2015 - 11:50 AM

After 5 years steering this South American nation of 3 3 million people the 79 year old former guerrilla leaves something of a mixed legacy for his successor Tabare Vazquez to build on

SEÑOR PRESIDENTE. Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 December 2013. Ivan Franco/File/EPA

Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff – exit polls

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Tabare Vazquez s win extends the left s decade long hold on power – though not necessarily his predecessor s ground breaking marijuana laws

Uruguayan former president and presidential candidate Tabare Vazquez (R) and vice-presidential candidate Raul Sendic (L) in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 October 2014. Ivan Franco/EPA

Uruguay vote headed for runoff – exit polls

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:59 AM

Either Tabare Vazquez or Luis Lacalle Pou is set to succeed President Jose Mujica in the November 30 runoff

LACALLE POU. Uruguayan National Party Presidential candidate, Luis Lacalle Pou, casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Montevideo, Uruguay, 26 October 2014. David Puig/EPA