Spain hosts lavish lunch, Chile shows off colourful flair: Diplomatic parties, Oct. 19, 2016

Julio César Arriola Ramírez, ambassador of Paraguay, with Spanish Ambassador Carlos Gómez-Múgica Sanz, and Alberto Arosemena, ambassador of Panama, at Spain's national day celebration on Oct. 12. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Gómez-Múgica, with Brazilian Ambassador Pedro Fernando Brêtas Bastos, his spouse, Margarida Bastos, and the Spanish ambassador's wife, Maria De La Rica Aranguren. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor, with Ms. De La Rica Aranguren and Mr. Gómez-Múgica. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Gómez-Múgica welcomes French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis to his lunchtime party. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid with Mr. Gómez-Múgica, at the Spanish ambassador's official residence in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson at last month's Chilean national day celebration at City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu with Mr. Marisio. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

David Morrison, Global Affairs Canada ADM for the Americas, toasts with Mr. Marisio, and Christine Hogan, the deputy minister of international trade. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Chilean dancers dressed in bright red entertain the crowd. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia