Statement by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte on the Passing of Former President Jorge Batlle Ibáñez of Uruguay

Press Statement
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte
Washington, DC
October 25, 2016


On behalf of the Department of State, I offer our deepest condolences to the family of former President Batlle and the people of Uruguay whom he served. President Batlle’s dedication to the prosperity of his people and country serve as an example to the world. His leadership, over decades of commitment to the Uruguayan people, furthered bilateral relations with the United States and a promoted vision of shared prosperity in the Americas.