URUGUAYAN INDEPENDENCE DAY IN NEW YORK CITY


27th August, 2009

Uruguayan Independence Day in New York City

by David P. Michaels for MercoPress News Agency

For many Uruguayans living in the New York area, the 25th August is not only an important day to remember their origins, but also a day to meet old and new friends, alike. On this sunny day, next to the statue of Uruguay’s National Hero, General Artigas, a normally happy day in the annual calendar of events was sadly “shadowed” by a discreet disapproval of the “politicizing” of this important day, by the presence of a wreath from the Frente Amplio. View full text by clicking here.