Architect and politician, best known for serving as the Mayor of Montevideo fro 1994 to 2005.
He received his formal education at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of the Republic.
He founded and served as the leader of the Vertiente Artiguista movement for many years and was the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of Uruguay.
He was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay.
He and soccer professional, Enzo Francescoli, were both born in Montevideo.