Juan Cuestas was a Uruguayan diplomatic figure. Juan Cuestas's father Juan Lindolfo Cuestas served two terms as President of Uruguay at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Juan Cuestas was a prominent diplomat, appointed Uruguay's first Ambassador to Mexico in 1901. He was previously Minister to Washington, DC. Being from a political culture where political families are common, Juan Cuestas was mentioned as a political figure with Presidential leadership prospects, but which did not come to fruition.