Nobel laureate Marío Vargas LLosa arrived in Uruguay invited by the Center for Development Studies to give a conference on the situation in the region and whether Uruguay is an exceptional case in the current Latin American context.
“I wish they would choose the course of Uruguay. You are seeing the results of the course you have chosen,” he said, noting that “in Latin America there is no impoverishment so great that in such a short time it throws millions of people abroad]like the one that #Venezuela has experienced. People are going hungry.” For Vargas Llosa “it is important that there be free elections, but it is important that voters vote well. In Peru they have voted very badly. They have raised to the Presidency a person who is not prepared ».
He also received the title Honoris Causa from the University of the Republic (Udelar). It was delivered by the rector Rodrigo Arim, being present the president Luis Lacalle Pou.