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Uruguay's Independence Day


Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 25, 2014

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the Uruguayan people on the 189th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 25.

On August 25, 1825, Uruguay declared its independence. The heroics of Jose Gervasio Artigas’s legendary victory at the Battle of Las Piedras years earlier, however, sparked the imaginations of countless South Americans. Like Artigas, many would go on to fight for and earn their independence in the name of liberty and freedom.

Today, the relationship between our two nations is strong and rooted in shared ideals of democracy, rule of law, and human rights.

President Mujica’s visit to Washington, D.C. in May underscored our countries’ strong ties and reinforced our cooperation on economic issues, education, technological exchange, global security, and healthcare.

The United States wishes Uruguay a festive Independence Day celebration.

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