About the Author
Julio Maria Sanguinetti, as president of Uruguay from 1985 to 1990, played a critical role in guiding his country back to democratic rule after 12 years of military government. A lawyer, journalist, and avid soccer fan, President Sanguinetti is a leader of the Colorado Party and a likely candidate in the 1994 presidential race. He is currently the president of the PAX Institute of Uruguay. The following remarks are taken from his keynote address to the International Workshop on Democratic Governability in Latin America, organized by the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University on 8-9 October 1990 with the support of the Tinker Foundation.