• Short Summary

    IN MONTEVIDEO YESTERDAY, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE LEGISLATURE BUILDING, PROTESTING ABOUT THE PRESENT DEPRESSED STATE OF URUGUAY'S ECONOMY.

  • Description

    IN MONTEVIDEO YESTERDAY, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE LEGISLATURE BUILDING, PROTESTING ABOUT THE PRESENT DEPRESSED STATE OF URUGUAY'S ECONOMY. IN RECENT WEEKS, STRIKES HAVE PARALYSED THE COUNTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT HAVE ADOPTED STRINGENT AUSTERITY MEASURES TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS.

    HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS HAVE BEEN THE LATEST GROUP OF URUGUAIAN WORKERS TO GO ON STRIKE. THEY ARE ON INDEFINITE STRIKE FOR HIGHER PAY. MANY OF THEM HAVE NOT BEEN PAID FOR TWO MONTHS. POST OFFICE WORKERS ALSO WENT ON STRIKE RECENTLY.

    URUGUAY'S COST OF LIVING INDEX HAS SHOT UP BY 700 PERCENT IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND ROSE BY 36.5 PERCENT IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, DESPITE THE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO STEM THE RISING COST OF LIVING.

    AT ITS OWN REQUEST, URUGUAY HAS BEEN RECLASSIFIED AS AN UNDER-DEVELOPED, RATHER THAN A SEMI-DEVELOPED, NATION WITHIN THE LATIN-AMERICAN FREE TRADE AREA. THE REQUEST WAS MADE AFTER PROLONGED DROUGHTS, UNPRECEDENTED FROSTS AND WIDESPREAD FLOODS EARLIER THIS YEAR STRUCK ANOTHER BLOW AT THE ECONOMY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADRW8EB99MOBM730EUWYAHGAKU
    Media URN:
    VLVADRW8EB99MOBM730EUWYAHGAKU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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