Minnesota-Uruguay Partners of the Americas

A nonprofit organization

$2,624 raised by 21 donors

100% complete

$2,000 Goal

Did you know that the very first Ambassador to Uruguay from the United States was William Dawson Jr., who was born in St. Paul, educated at the University of Minnesota and served as President Roosevelt’s ambassador to Uruguay from 1941 to 1946? Ambassador Dawson collected many pieces of beautiful Uruguayan art now displayed in Montevideo Minnesota’s City Hall.

Did you know that on Sunday July 10, 1949, the statue of Jose Artigas, was first unveiled and presented as a gift from the people of Montevideo, Uruguay to the city of Montevideo, Minnesota. (For you that do not know, Jose Artigas is the George Washington of Uruguay.)   The eleven foot bronze statue, weighing one and a half tons, as originally created by Italian sculptor Dana Costa based on a portrait by noted Uruguayan Painter Juan  Manuel Blanes. The statue still stands in downtown Montevideo, Minnesota, as a symbol of the strong bond between Minnesota and Uruguay. 

Did you know that Minnesota Uruguay Partners is continually involved with exchanges which benefit Uruguay and Minnesota.  This includes exchanges in fields such as equine therapy, palliative care, teaching methods, and prison reform.  These exchanges involve Minnesota volunteers going to Uruguay and Uruguayan volunteers coming to Minnesota (sometimes in January).  The volunteers provide their time and expertise for these important projects. Your donations to Minnesota Uruguay Partners helps fund the travel expenses of the volunteers. 

Did you know that Minnesota Uruguay partners is continually working to bring Minnesotans who have Uruguayan contacts, whether by family, community or business, together in friendly exchanges, such as by getting together at Minnesota United games. 

We look forward to your suggestions about the future endeavors of Minnesota Uruguay Partners.






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Organization name

Minnesota-Uruguay Partners of the Americas

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Arts & Culture Education International


P.O. Box 131594
Roseville, MN 55113