President Donald Trump announced on Friday, February 21, that a delegation of United States officials will attend the inauguration of Uruguay’s next president, Luis Lacalle Pou.
Pou is a longtime politician having served in the Chamber of Representatives from 2000 to 2015 and the Senate from 2105 to 2019.
Pou won a runoff election in November. He narrowly defeated Daniel Martinez with 50.8% of the popular vote.
The United States will send Environmental Protection Agency Administer Andrew Wheeler, Ambassador Kenneth George, National Security Council Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mauricio Claver-Carone, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State Michael Kozak.