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Montevideo, December 5th 2023 - 18:35 UTC

Tag: Francisco Bustillo

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Uruguayan political crisis: Opposition demands accountability amid passport scandal

    “We cannot allow drug trafficking to get into politics,” Pereira argued

    Uruguayan opposition chairman Fernando Pereira insisted Sunday in Montevideo that the political crisis over the issuance of a passport to notorious drug trafficker Sebastián Marset is not over, despite the cabinet reshuffle announced Saturday by President Luis Lacalle Pou, who broke a two-day silence on the political crisis that began with leaked audios between the former foreign minister and his vice minister.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 11:55 UTC

    Uruguay: Deep political crisis awaits Lacalle Pou upon returning from the US

    Lacalle is to meet first with members of the ruling Multicolor coalition and then with opposition leader Fernando Pereira

    After meeting with his US colleague Joseph Biden on Friday in Washington DC, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has a busy agenda ahead of him Saturday back at home after the crisis sparked by the resignation of Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo, who was involved in a cover-up following the highly irregular issuance of a passport to wanted drug trafficker Sebastián Marset.

  • Friday, November 3rd 2023 - 09:15 UTC

    Uruguay appoints acting Foreign Minister: Diego Escuder

    Escuder has a master's degree in international relations and served as head of human resources of the Mercosur

    The Uruguayan government on Thursday appointed Diego Escuder as acting foreign minister, following the resignation earlier this week of Francisco Bustillo, who was embroiled in a scandal over the issuance of a passport to known drug trafficker Sebastián Marset.

  • Thursday, November 2nd 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Uruguayan Foreign Minister resigns amid scandal involving well-known drug trafficker

    Uruguayan Foreign Minister resigns amid scandal involving well-known drug trafficker

    Francisco Bustillo Wednesday turned in his resignation as Foreign Minister of Uruguay after audios of a conversation he had with then Deputy-Foreign Minister Carolina Ache about internationally-wanted drug trafficker Sebastián Marset went viral, it was reported in Montevideo. President Luis Lacalle Pou is on an official trip to the United States as this crisis unfolds.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Minister Rutley discusses football and trade while visiting Uruguay

    Minister Rutley with a Uruguayan team shirt and a local football authority holds a Lionesses color

    After spending Tuesday in Paraguay for the inauguration of president Santiago Peña, British foreign minister for the Americas, David Rutley visited neighboring Uruguay where he met with local authorities, visited the Centenario stadium and participated in a reception for UK/Uruguay business chamber and friendship members.

  • Wednesday, July 26th 2023 - 20:16 UTC

    Spain summons Uruguayan ambassador over criticism of PSOE by interim vice-president

    Acting VP Graciela Bianchi (left) asserted that the PSOE “has secured funding and embraced the values of Ibero-American narco-dictatorships.” FM Bustillo (right) apologized to his Spanish counterpart

    The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Uruguay's Ambassador to Madrid, Ana Teresa Ayala, in response to controversial statements made by acting Vice President of the Uruguayan government, Graciela Bianchi, concerning Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) in the wake of the recent Spanish general elections.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2023 - 09:01 UTC

    No progress achieved during Argentina's presidency of Mercosur, Bustillo says

    Uruguay and China are waiting for Mercosur to make up its mind, Bustillo argued

    Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Monday told his Mercosur colleagues in Puerto Iguazú that “from the first day we warned that Mercosur had been won over by immobility” and insisted no progress regarding deals with other countries or blocs had been achieved during Argentina's pro tempore presidency of the alliance ending Tuesday.

  • Thursday, April 13th 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Uruguayan FM off to China in search of FTA

    Bustillo's trip is about to continue strengthening the relationship between Uruguay and China

    Uruguay's Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo is leaving shortly for China on a mission to narrow the gap for the South American country to reach a Free Trade Agreement with the Asian giant, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Friday, April 7th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Uruguayan President has lunch with US lawmakers

    Senator Menendez, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, has written to Pres. Biden underlining the importance of Ecuador and Uruguay as strategic “allies” in the region.

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Thursday welcomed a delegation of four US lawmakers at the Presidential Anchorena residence in Colonia. Montevideo's Ambassador to Washington Andrés Durán was also present.

  • Saturday, March 18th 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Argentina and Uruguay: Foreign Ministers agree on presidential summit next month

    The meeting between Cafiero and Bstillo was a follow-up on the one they had in Buenos Aires on Feb. 16

    Foreign Ministers Francisco Bustillo of Uruguay and Santiago Cafiero of Argentina Friday agreed to broker a bilateral presidential summit between Alberto Fernández and Luis Lacalle Pou in April, during which a joint declaration is expected to be reached regarding recent agreements between the top diplomats.