Here is an in depth article from Uruguay's El Telescopio that gives a thoughtful analysis and rundown of the matters that led Ballet Nacional Sodre to its present crisis. The writer cautions not to misread the Minister of Culture's reaction and positive remarks too optimistically. He says that the situation is far from resolved and that Julio Bocca's agreement to return to head the company's tours in a few months is due to his prior commitment to lend his prestige to the tours which was all-important in securing the engagements.
Few outside of Latin America understand the enormous impact that Bocca has had on the cultural body of Uruguay and how his pursuit and clear achievement of excellence at BNS, which formerly rested on a lower rung of artistic respect, has antagonized and galvanized the country's orchestra whose unions were, before Bocca's arrival, a most politically powerful organization. When Bocca became fed up with the orchestra's obstacles and opted to have his company perform to taped music, the orchestra union protested aggressively in the streets of Montevideo and demanded his departure. His frustration in having to re-negotiate his agreements and re-argue the needs and value of BNS every time there is a change in the country's cultural governing body is understandable. Having to deal with dancers who perhaps see an opportunity to leverage the disputes to achieve their own objectives cannot be helpful to the ballet's mission.
Bocca has given Uruguay a polished ballet company which can continue to build an international cultural reputation with or without him. As one of the ballet world's most admired and talented figures who has shown brilliant skills on and off the stage, it would be a loss to the art form if he continued to waste his efforts where he is not fully appreciated by the cultural authorities.