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Stable Uruguay has developed-nation aspirations

The citizens of middle-income Uruguay want living standards typical of more developed countries, and have elected Luis Lacalle Pou as president to achieve that goal. First on the new leader’s agenda is righting the economy and reducing crime. Improving his country’s competitiveness will also help, but he must navigate a complicated political scene. Radical politicians on both the right and the left could hamstring his government.

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