United States and Uruguay Hold First Annual Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue

Building on an already strong bilateral partnership, the United States and Uruguay yesterday convened the first Bilateral Inter-ministerial Dialogue (ABID) focused on strengthening cooperation in key areas of mutual interest. Western Hemisphere Affairs Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols led the U.S. delegation, and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo led for Uruguay. The ABID underscored the strong …

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United States calls for NGOs to run $250,000 Small Grants programs in Uruguay

The U.S. Embassy in Uruguay announces an open call for nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit institutions capable of administering government funds and jointly implementing programs that support U.S. priorities in Uruguay. In conjunction with the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section, the successful bidder will fully manage the Embassy’s Competitive Funds Program, including promotion, receipt and review of …

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Joint Statement by Secretary Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo

Joint Statement by Secretary Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 13, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Uruguay: Begin Text. At the invitation of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo …

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Teaching Excellence and Achievement -TEA- Program 2022-2023

Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program 2022-2023 A program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. PROGRAM OVERVIEW FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS Program Overview The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is an intensive non-credit, non-degree, six-week …

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U.S. Embassy Montevideo Grants 2022 – Honoring Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo announces a rapid response grant call for proposals from Uruguayan organizations to implement virtual and/or in person projects in Uruguay that focus on the contributions of the Afro Uruguayan community or other afro descendant groups in Uruguay. Projects designed to increase Afro descendent participation science, technology or environmental fields or …

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President Biden Announces Host City for Ninth Summit of the Americas

The vital national interests of the United States are inextricably bound to the fortunes of our closest neighbors in the Americas. To that end, the ability of our democracies to close the gap between what we promise and what we deliver depends in no small part on what we do, together, to make it better. …

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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Uruguay and Peru

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Uruguay and Peru MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 5, 2021 In Montevideo from November 7-9, Deputy Secretary Sherman will meet with senior government officials to discuss continued efforts to advance democratic governance and human rights in the region; reinforce U.S.-Uruguay economic, security, and counternarcotics cooperation; discuss climate and …

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United States Continues to Support Uruguayan military and civilian education.

The U.S.’s Charge d’Affaires in Uruguay, Ms. Jennifer Savage, hosted a recognition ceremony at the Chief of Mission’s residence for graduates of the U.S. International Military Education and Training Program for 2020 and 2021. Ms. Savage was joined by Uruguayan Minister of Defense Dr. Javier Garcia, military leaders, and more than 55 military and civilian …

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Uruguay Independence Day

Uruguay Independence Day PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 25, 2021 On behalf of the government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uruguay as you celebrate the 196th anniversary of your independence.   The United States and Uruguay share a long history of friendship and partnership as nations seeking to …

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Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program 2021-2022

Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program 2021-2022 A program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. PROGRAM OVERVIEW FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS Program Overview The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is an intensive non-credit, non-degree, six-week professional development …

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Counselor Brechbuhl visited Uruguay

Department of State Counselor Ulrich Brechbuhl visited Uruguay on Thursday, October 8, highlighting the strong friendship between the United States and Uruguay. In Montevideo Brechbuhl held meetings with Presidential Secretary Alvaro Delgado and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo to discuss the Foreign Minister’s upcoming trip to Washington, the bilateral relationship, and explore opportunities to expand trade …

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOUTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance in Uruguay and the region shows friendship and focuses on vulnerable populations

The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation has executed almost 10 million dollars from the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in construction projects in Uruguay over the last 20 years. About 1.7 million dollars have been given just to strengthen Uruguay’s response capabilities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Uruguay will be the first country in South America to develop a screwworm eradication program

With U.S. technical support, Uruguay will be the first country in South America to develop a screwworm eradication program The technique to eradicate the screwworm plague, for which the United States are a global model, will be implemented for the first time in South America in Uruguay. On the morning of September 14, Ambassador Kenn …

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, by U.S. Ambassador Kenn S. George

Every July 4th Americans around the world reflect with gratitude on the Declaration of Independence of our great nation. July 4, 1776 marked the beginning of an ongoing journey toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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Uruguay´s meat processing industry: The United States is a reliable customer when doing business

On Friday 12 June, the United States Ambassador in Uruguay, Kenneth George, held a meeting at the Embassy with Dr. Marcelo Secco, CEO of Marfrig-Tacuarembó and Mr. Daniel Belerati, CEO of the Uruguayan Meatpackers Chamber. Over the past months there has been much discussion in the media about the renegotiation of Uruguayan beef export contracts …

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Country Reports on Human Rights for 2019: Uruguay

Executive Summary The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a constitutional republic with a democratically elected president and a bicameral legislature. In November, in a free and fair general election, Luis Lacalle Pou won a five-year presidential term. No political party won a majority in parliament;consequently, party coalitions will be required to pass legislation. Legislative elections …

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United States “very encouraged” about their partnership with Uruguay

On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony for Luis Lacalle Pou last March 1st, President Donald Trump sent a Presidential Delegation to Montevideo, Uruguay. The delegation was led by Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. cabinet member, who was joined by U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay Kenneth George and Acting Assistant Secretary …

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Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program 2021

Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program 2020-2021 A program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. PROGRAM OVERVIEW FOR INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS Program Overview The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is an intensive non-credit, non-degree, six-week professional development …

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President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay to Attend the Inauguration of Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Montevideo, Uruguay to attend the Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, President-elect of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, on March 1, 2020. The Honorable Andrew R. Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential …

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018: Uruguay

Executive Summary The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a constitutional republic with a democratically elected president and a bicameral legislature. In 2014 in a free and fair runoff election, Tabare Vazquez won a five-year presidential term, and his Frente Amplio (Broad Front) coalition won a majority in parliament. Legislative elections were also held in 2014. …

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