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The Ambassador of the United
States of America, Martin J. Silverstein, visited Salto
and Paysandú on August 19-20.
Mayor of Salto, Esc. Eduardo Malaquina and
the Mayor of Paysandu, Esc. Alvaro Lamas, received the US
diplomat who covered an extensive agenda during his two-day
In Salto, Ambassador Silverstein met with
Mayor Eduardo Malaquina at the Municipality headquarters
to discuss topics of mutual interest; they also visited
the new municipal offices that will be inaugurated shortly.
The Mayor briefed the Ambassador about the department’s
major aspects, recent investments and development projects.
During his stay the Ambassador also met with the Chief of
Police, Inspector Principal Julián Rodriguez, the
local Bishop Daniel Gil and the Chief of 3rd Army Brigade
and of Mechanized Infantry Batallion Col. Milton Ituarte.
Ambassador Silverstein’s agenda also included a visit
to the Alianza Salto, where he spoke with students and had
the opportunity to see for what purposes they are using
the computer that was recently donated by the Embassy. The
day concluded to a visit to the Instituto de Promoción
Económico Social where a project of assistance to
primary school students is carried out with the support
of the Fund for the Americas. One of the highlights of this
agenda was the visit to Frigorífico La Caballada
which, after ten years, was recently reopened with US investment.
On the other hand, in Paysandú, Ambassador
Silverstein met with Mayor Alvaro Lamas with whom he discussed
topics of bilateral interest. Together with Lamas, he visited
one of the most important projects of the department: a
plant of biodiesel made with sunflower.
In addition, he met with other official
authorities such as the Chief of Police, Inspector Principal
Jorge Santos, the 8th Batallion Commander VIII, LTC Walter
Menoni and the director of local newspaper El Telegrafo,
In the capital of Paysandú, Ambassador Silverstein
visited the local synagogues
where he spoke with representatives of the Jewish community
and the Alianza Paysandú (the Embassy donated a computer
for students of this center too).
Ambassador Silverstein held a press
conference in both cities upon conclusion of his visit.