The purchase of ocean patrol vessels (OPV) for the Uruguayan Navy, a promise that the current government and, remarkably, the Minister of Defense, Javier García, assured on multiple occasions that it would be fulfilled during his administration, is encountering more and more problems, generated in good part by terrible management of the purchase process.
This has generated diplomatic friction between China and Uruguay, which has even led the ambassador of the Asian country to express to García last week his country’s dissatisfaction with how the purchase process had been handled.
He planned to meet with the Minister . . .