Patrick Moore, representing the Minnesota Uruguayan  Partners and the Fiesta Committee, spoke with the council about the Uruguayan hospitality aspects of the upcoming Fiesta Days.

Patrick Moore, representing the Minnesota Uruguayan  Partners and the Fiesta Committee, spoke with the council about the Uruguayan hospitality aspects of the upcoming Fiesta Days.

Moore said, “As you may know, it is 70 years ago that the statue of Jose Artigas was brought to Main Street. I was asked by the Fiesta Committee to try to make sure some Uruguayans come here and help commemorate that fact,” said Moore.

Moore went on to explain about the Minnesota Uruguayan Partners, a group of volunteers whose mission is to provide hospitality and network exchange with people from Uruguay who want to come to Minnesota.

“The group was founded as part of a network of 50 other organizations like this across the United States,” he said.

Moore proceeded to inform the council about the history of Minnesota’s, and by extension, Montevideo’s relationship to Uruguay which dates back to 1905.

Moore has been the Montevideo representative for many years, and he is the person who is called when someone from Uruguay wishes to visit Montevideo.

Moore went on to detail various events connected with Fiesta Days, including bringing back the Asado style barbecue which will be held at Smith Park this year. Moore stated that the many Uruguayans who live in the Twin Cities will be here for the barbecue.

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