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Jeb Bush Jr., Son of Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Visits Uruguay


Posted: June 9, 2005

Jeb Bush Jr. in Montevideo's Plaza Independencia. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Jeb Bush Jr. in Montevideo's Plaza Independencia. (+ enlarge photo)
On May 25, Jeb Bush Jr., the son of Florida Governor Jeb Bush, arrived in Montevideo for a week-long private tour which included visits with family friends and dignitaries, and visits to major historical and tourist sites.

During his stay, Jeb took the opportunity to join former Uruguayan president Dr. Jorge Batlle and U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein to visit the Roosevelt school for handicapped children where the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club was performing a concert for the students.

Ambassador Silverstein escorted Jeb on a walk through the old city's market (Mercado del Puerto) where they had lunch, and later toured the city visiting important landmarks such as the Artigas National Monument and the General's remains in the tomb below, the Legislative Palace, and the "Centenario" national soccer stadium where the first FIFA world cup of soccer was hosted in 1930.

Jeb's itinerary included a visit to Punta del Este to see this important Uruguayan venue of major international meetings. While touring the Páez Museum and the Casapueblo in Punta Ballena, he met with the renowned Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. Casapueblo is a massive construction designed and built by Páez Vilaró around his original studio on a cliff overlooking the sea.

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With the Penn Glee Club, Ambassador Silverstein, Jeb Bush Jr., and former president Jorge Batlle. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
With the Penn Glee Club, Ambassador Silverstein, Jeb Bush Jr., and former president Jorge Batlle. (+ enlarge photo)
 While touring the U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Jebb Bush Jr. and Jorge Batlle with Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein listen as U.S. Consul Stephen Barneby explains the visa clearance process. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
While touring the U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Jeb Bush Jr. and Jorge Batlle with Ambassador and Mrs. Silverstein observe as U.S. Consul Stephen Barneby explains the visa clearance process. (+ enlarge photo)

Jeb Bush Jr., Glee Club's Sarvelia Peralta and Erik Nordgren, Ambassador Silverstein and Jorge Batlle with some of the Roosevelt school kids. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Jeb Bush Jr., Glee Club's Sarvelia Peralta and Erik Nordgren, Ambassador Silverstein and Jorge Batlle with some of the Roosevelt school kids.
(+ enlarge photo)
The Penn Glee Club performing at the Roosevelt school for handicapped children. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
The Penn Glee Club performing at the Roosevelt school for handicapped children. (+ enlarge photo)

Ambassador Silverstein, former president Luis Alberto Lacalle, Jeb Bush Jr. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Ambassador Silverstein, former president Luis Alberto Lacalle,
Jeb Bush Jr. (+ enlarge photo)
Former tourism minister Pedro Bordaberry, Jeb Bush Jr., Mrs. Bordaberry, Mrs. Silverstein, Ambassador Silverstein. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Former tourism minister Pedro Bordaberry, Jeb Bush Jr., Mrs. Bordaberry, Mrs. Silverstein, Ambassador Silverstein. (+ enlarge photo)

Jeb Bush Jr., Ambassador Hernan Patiņo Mayer (Argentina), Ambassador Silverstein. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Jeb Bush Jr., Ambassador Hernan Patiņo Mayer (Argentina),
Ambassador Silverstein. (+ enlarge photo)
Ambassador Silverstein and Jeb Bush Jr. having lunch in Montevideo's old city market. (U.S. Embassy photo by Vince Alongi)
Ambassador Silverstein and Jeb Bush Jr. having lunch in Montevideo's old city market. (+ enlarge photo)

Touring the Paez Museum and the Casapueblo.
Touring the Páez Museum and the Casapueblo. (+ enlarge photo)
Jeb Bush Jr. and Douglas Silverstein enjoying a horseback ride at Estancia La Rabida.
Jeb Bush Jr. and Douglas Silverstein enjoying a horseback ride at Estancia La Rabida. (+ enlarge photo)


 

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