The new Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo has declared that “Venezuela is a dictatorship”, thereby settling the controversy that has dragged out his portfolio due to opposition from his former boss, Ernesto Talvi, to utter these words.
“To be honest, I’m not insulting or afraid: Venezuela is a dictatorship,” said Bustillo in press releases when he was interviewed directly on the matter, according to the Uruguayan magazine Subrayado.
At the same time, Bustillo made it clear that “Uruguay has no vocation to be an international gendarme” for which it has no intention of “pointing out and tracking” other countries, although it has argued that Uruguay’s position “in every forum” To defend. .
Talvi had to resign after the controversy that arose from the fact that Venezuela was not explicitly called a dictatorship. Although he later changed his words, he finally resigned and did so earlier than planned, as he had promised to remain in office until the end of the year.