Uruguayan Senate approves to cancel Cuba’s debt
The Uruguayan Senate approved a bill today to cancel the entire debt of the National Bank of Cuba with that country and it should now be debated in the Chamber of Deputies.
Then, the legislative process must have the signature of the president, Tabare Vazquez, for its implementation.
The initiative dates back from February when José Mujica, then President of the country, now a senator, proposed to condone Cuban debt of $ 31.5 million.
Mujica's proposal was based on the fact that Cuba has promoted several levels of partnership with the South American nation, such as the creation of the José Martí Ophthalmological Center in Montevideo, which has operated free of charge about 50,000 Uruguayans.