By Graham Bound for MercoPress (London) – Only on the most serene of news-days might a visit to the United Kingdom by the President of Uruguay make headlines in the country’s newspapers and broadcast bulletins. For a little while it actually looked as if there might be just such a benign news environment. But as President Luis Lacalle Pou took his seat at Canning House, the Latin America and Iberia think tank, on Monday evening to deliver a lecture titled “Uruguay, a Reliable Gateway to South America – Opportunities in Green Finance”, he must have known that he had been totally eclipsed by his host, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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