“Come govern Argentina”. That was the request that a group of Argentine tourists made this Friday to Luis Lacalle Pou After greeting him and asking for a photo at the port of east end, when the president of Uruguay was going with his wife and several officials to an official tourist activity.
The moment was captured in a video published by the newspaper The Country of Uruguay, who shared some details of the exchange.
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Sport dress, with a backpack, Lacalle Pou arrived at the port accompanied by his wife, Lorraine Ponce de Leon, and other national and departmental government authorities.
When they were preparing to board a boat to participate in an official activity on Isla de Lobos, a group of tourists who were fishing stopped him: “President, we are Argentines, we want to take a picture with you”.
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After capturing the moment with a selfie, one of the people added, before giving the president a slap: “Congratulations, come to govern Argentina”, generating laughter.
According to the Uruguayan newspaper, Lacalle Pou’s visit to Isla de Lobos takes place within the framework of a tourism project promoted by the Maldonado administration for that place, internationally recognized for its ecosystem and the opportunity to get close to sea lions. . The idea is promote the island as one more destination for tourists who visit Punta del Este.
Son of Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera, president between 1990 and 1995, the current president ended in 2019 three governments of the Broad Front, the center-left party that has in José Mujica its most outstanding media figure at the international level.
political ally of Mauricio Macri, Lacalle Pou had some sparks with Alberto Fernandez for wanting to open the Uruguayan economy outside Mercosur.
Covid record in Uruguay
Uruguay broke his own record for positive cases again newspapers this Thursday in a day in which they were registered 10,650 new infections and 65,665 active people were also reached for the first time. There were also 6 deaths, so the total number of deaths from covid-19 increased to 6211.
Despite the rise in cases due to omicron, Luis Lacalle Pou clarified days ago that they do not plan to close the borders again, which reopened on November 1 after 20 months.
In the middle of the summer season, with thousands of Argentine tourists on the beaches, the government also eliminated the obligation for tourists to undergo a PCR test one week after admission.