On August 25th, Uruguay celebrated its 195th anniversary of Independence. We celebrate 195 years promoting peace, all Human Rights and freedoms, social inclusion and sustainable development. We wish all our fellow compatriots a Happy National Day.
The Uruguayan Embassy in Canada and the Latin American embassies held a tribute to Canada on July 1. Uruguay made its contribution to the virtual Canada Day celebration with a video of the song "Batuquembé", by Hugo "Cheche" Santos, performed by Darío Píriz.
Canada and Uruguay hosted a workshop on Women, Peace and Security in the Americas in Uruguay. Both countries will preside over the #WPS Global Network of Focal Points in 2020, 20 years after UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
For the closing of Latin American Heritage Month, Terra Art presents an exhibition of Latin American art. The exhibition will present a selection of new and innovative art from various countries, including works by Uruguayan artist resident in Toronto, Teresa Barrotti
On October 24th, the Embassy of Uruguay and the Latin American community paid tribute to the life and work of the Uruguayan author Ida Vitale, awarded the Cervantes 2018 award. The event was organized in conjunction with UNAM Canada, and included poetry readings by students and members of the Mexican and Uruguayan communities in Ottawa. Uruguayan, Jose Campione, was amongst the presenters who offered a literary analyses of the work of Ida Vitale.
Members of the Latin American community participated in the Latin American Book Fair in Ottawa, enjoying poetry readings, literary criticism and book sales. The Uruguayan drummer and percussionist, Sergio Faluotico, was one of the presenters.