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Rudy Giuliani Surfs Uruguay’s Crime Wave

For desperate Latin American leaders, the ex-mayor’s super-cop reputation matters more than feeble results.

Caveat emptor.

Caveat emptor.

Photographer: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images


Rudolph Giuliani is a busy man. When he’s not counseling President Donald Trump on how to stay out of legal trouble, he’s likely jetting off to some distant land with a plan to save it from murder and criminal mayhem. His latest client: Uruguay.

Last week, the former New York mayor landed in Montevideo at the invitation of opposition leader Edgardo Novick for meetings with public figures including President Tabare Vazquez, who seems like he could use the help.