May 19, 2013
Uruguay puts Buenos Aires embassy building up for sale
Uruguay has put their embassy building in Buenos Aires up for sale, stating that its upkeep was overly “burdensome” and that it wasn’t being used to its full potential.
A presidential document was signed by President of Uruguay José Mujica, confirming the action.
“For some time the building has not been being used to its full potential and its upkeep has been overly burdensome.
“It’s no longer convenient to maintain the building for administration reasons, therefore proceedings must be made for it to be sold,” the resolution signed by Mujica said.
The building, located on Las Heras at 1907 in Recoleta, has nine floors – many of which are not used.
According to Uruguayan media, Mujica has also put Uruguay’s UN representative building in New York up for sale.