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Cuban president Raul Castro and the presidents of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega; Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro; Chile, Michele Bachelet; Paraguay, Horacio Cartes; and Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, confirmed their attendance, next Sunday, at the inauguration of the new president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez. US Vice President Joseph Biden and King Philip VI of Spain will also witness the presidential inauguration.

Raul Sendic, Vice President-elect of Uruguay, said today in a statement to Radio Sarandi the presence of the leaders who have confirmed their presence and said they have not yet confirmed the Government of Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

For his part, President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, will visit Montevideo on Thursday to meet with the president still Uruguayan José Mujica. They will sign a participation agreement in deepwater port in eastern Uruguay, near the border with Brazil, which is one of the major infrastructure projects that the Government of Mujica was raised. In addition, Morales visit the headquarters of the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA) and as the afternoon, will give a lecture at the University of the Republic of Bolivia's educational, economic, social and political process.

However, sources from the Bolivian Embassy in Uruguay told Efe that Morales is not expected to remain more days in Montevideo, so surely will be the Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who represents the Andean country on the assumption Vázquez March 1.

Dilma Rousseff is expected to reach Uruguay on February 28 to inaugurate in Cologne a wind farm built in partnership between state companies UTE in Uruguay and Brazil Eletrobras.

Acts of investiture Vázquez begin on Sunday at the edge of 10:00 local time (12:00 GMT) and will end at 15:00 (17:00 GMT). The celebration will start at the Legislative Palace of Uruguay's capital, where the General Assembly will meet in the House of Representatives to initiate acts of protocol around Vázquez and Vice President-elect Raul Sendic, who also acquire ownership of the Senate and the General Assembly.

National authorities, diplomats, former presidents, chairmen of the political parties and foreign dignitaries witness the ceremony, whose peak is in the hands of parliamentary Lucia Topolansky, temporary president of the General Assembly who will be responsible for swearing to Sendic and Vázquez, which already was president between 2005 and 2010.

Source: Martí Noticias

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