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Is Uruguay a Model for Latin America? A Conversation with President José Mujica



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President of Uruguay
Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group



Date : Wednesday, May 14th 2014
Time : 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
(19.00 – 20.00 GMT or convert time)
Location : Online

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It is Latin America’s smallest country but it has also achieved some of the most significant social and economic gains. Is Uruguay a model for the region? This is one of the key questions for a dialogue between the President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and the World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, in a frank and open conversation where protocols are to be left aside.

This “tie-less” dialogue will also address key issues in Latin America’s development, such as reducing inequality and the region’s future challenges in the face of an increasingly competitive world. 

 




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Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
India
Can you please share some the best practices in Uruguay?
Joshua Opiyo
Kenya
Comment: Protocols aside. This man is a giant without complex. Uruguay could be have a lot to share with other developing countries. Questions:How has his humility as a leader contributed to equitable social development in Uruguay? Has his life style stifled private entrepreneurial development in anyway?
Joshua Opiyo
Kenya
Comment: Protocols aside. This man is a giant without complex. Uruguay could be have a lot to share with other developing countries. Questions:How has his humility as a leader contributed to equitable social development in Uruguay? Has his life style stifled private entrepreneurial development in anyway?
Francisco "Paco" Fimbres
United States
Mr. President - you are a great example and role model for other world leaders and aspiring public servants. What are your 3 golden rules for excellence in public service? Thank you, Paco
Brett Marshall
United States
Dear sir, do you plan to implement a system of universal health care in your country as with many other nations in the developed world (besides the USA, of course?)Also do you support an increase of the minimum wage in your country? Within a few years of your presidency, you have effectively managed to legalize abortion as well as marijuana-growing and gay marriage, the latter two of which are legal in only some parts of America. Would you argue that you've made Uruguay a more free nation than the US? Would you encourage more of Uruguay's labor force to be unionized?
Izaak Mendoza
United States
The success you've had as Uruguay's leader is very respectable and I commend you on that, sir. It's obvious though that the cultural landscape of the United States and Uruguay are quite different. Given your success, what would be your "prescription" for the United States to implement in mending our economy and society?