About the Author - Tabaré Vázquez

Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas (Spanish pronunciation: [taβaˈɾe raˈmom ˈbaskez ˈrosas]; 17 January 1940 – 6 December 2020) was a Uruguayan politician who served as the 41st President of Uruguay from 2015 to 2020. He previously served as president from 2005 to 2010 as the 39th officeholder. A physician (oncologist), he was a member of the leftist Broad Front coalition. Before his first presidential term, Vázquez was president of the Club Progreso team and made two unsuccessful presidential bids in 19...

Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas (Spanish pronunciation: [taβaˈɾe raˈmom ˈbaskez ˈrosas]; 17 January 1940 – 6 December 2020) was a Uruguayan politician who served as the 41st President of Uruguay from 2015 to 2020. He previously served as president from 2005 to 2010 as the 39th officeholder. A physician (oncologist), he was a member of the leftist Broad Front coalition. Before his first presidential term, Vázquez was president of the Club Progreso team and made two unsuccessful presidential bids in 1994 and 1999. He served as Intendant of Montevideo between 1990 and 1994 shortly before his first presidential campaign. Vázquez was first elected president on 31 October 2004, took office on 1 March 2005. He was the first socialist president of the country. His first presidency was remembered for his diplomatic relationships with Brazil and Argentina while being criticized from his party over his anti-abortion views. After leaving the presidency in 2010, Vázquez successfully ran for a second term in 2015.

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