Uruguayan female diplomatic officials denounce harassment, verbal abuse and discrimination

The Foreign Ministry did not confirm how many female officials have lodged complaints.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguayan female diplomatic officials charge that they have been victims of "different situations of harassment, verbal abuse and discrimination for a long time," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Wednesday, March 10th, in a press release.

The complaints were summarized in a letter sent by the Association of Foreign Service Officers of Uruguay (AFUSEU) on Monday to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Ache, who forwarded it to Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo on Wednesday.

"This Ministry of Foreign Affairs administration has been working on the gender issue on an ongoing basis and the allegations cause . . .

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