"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE URUGUAY," 1943-58
The Administration of Amézaga, 1943-47
After Amégaza reinstitutionalized and restored civil
liberties, Uruguay entered a new historical era,
the increasing importance of industrialization and
gains for virtually all sectors of society. No other
expresses as eloquently perceptions about this period by
average citizen as the slogan proclaimed by a politician:
el Uruguay no hay" (There's no place like Uruguay). During
Amézaga administration, the state reorganized its
and welfare role and strongly pushed social legislation.
the government implemented a system of wage councils
representatives from the state, workers, and employers) to
salaries, and it established a family assistance program.
the General Assembly passed legislation requiring paid
all work activities, as well as other legislation that
the needs of rural workers, one of Uruguay's poorest
1943 the rural workers were incorporated into the pension
and in 1946 the Rural Worker Statute set forth their
also put women's civil rights on a par with men's.
Data as of December 1990