19 June 2007 – Never Again Day

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Today Uruguay remembered the victims of the 1973-1985 dictatorship with the “Día del Nunca Más”, or Never Again Day. The commemoration of this day on the anniversary of the birth of national hero José Artigas is aimed at promoting reconciliation among all Uruguayans, declared President Tabaré Vázquez at the main ceremony in Montevideo. While former presidents from right-wing parties, including Vázquez’s predecessor, Jorge Battle, refused to participate in the event, there were clashes between leftist protestors and the police in downtown Montevideo.