Cuba VP in Uruguay for Mujica Inaug.

HAVANA TIMES, March 1 — Cuban First VP Jose Ramon Machado Ventura arrived in Uruguay on Sunday to attend the inauguration Monday of President Jose Mujica.  On his first day in Montevideo Machado met with both outgoing president Tabaré Vazquez as well as the president elect.

Colaboration and ties between Cuba and Uruguay have been on the rise since Vazquez became president and are expected to continue under Mujica, both of the Frente Amplio coalition.