YOUNG URUGUAYAN POLITICIANS HIGHLIGHT EXCELLENCY OF US EXCHANGE
July 16, 2004
group of young Uruguayan politicians who recently participated
in the US Exchange Program of the American Council for Young
Political Leaders (ACYPL) spoke highly about it. They evaluated
this as a top level, political training program, which gave
them the opportunity to interact directly with US political
The group traveled to the United States
last May to participate in a two-week Exchange Program of
the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).
The Uruguayan delegation included Municipality
Council Member from Colonia, Nibia Reich, Pedro Rodríguez
Vidal of the Colorado Party, Pablo Ferrer and Jorge Morandeira
of the Encuentro Progresista/Frente Amplio, and Sebastián
Ferrero and Eduardo Jaime of the Blanco Party.
Upon their return they all commented highly
on the program, which included meetings with prominent representatives
of American politics from the US Department of State, members
of the US Congress and US officials at state level. They
also visited Washington D.C., Indianapolis (Indiana), Nashville,
and Memphis (Tennessee).
Their extensive agenda included observation
and performance study of government and policy issues with
representatives from the Democratic and Republican Parties,
and with political advisors as well. They also visited several
public and private sector institutions.
During their tour the Uruguayan delegation
had the opportunity to discuss important topics related
with Uruguay such as Mercosur, regional integration, US
perception of the region and agricultural subsidies.
The American Council of Young Political
Leaders (ACYPL) is a bipartisan, non-profit educational
exchange organization dedicated to fostering relations between
the next generation of political leaders in the United States
and their counterparts around the world. Its practical education
programs include international exchanges, foreign policy
and democracy conferences and election study programs. Since
its founding in 1966 emerging leaders from over ninety countries
have participated in ACYPL programs