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Uruguay is one of the 20 best democracies in the world

2017-02-20T02:57:16+00:00 February 1, 2017|Categories: Home, Rankings, Society|

Uruguay is in the top 20 as a “full democracy”, according to the 2016 Democracy Index made by the magazine The Economist. For the first time, and after Donald Trump’s victory, United States is considered a “flawed democracy”. The 2016 ranking is leaded by Norway and has Uruguay in the 19th position, with a score [...]

A new guide of Uruguay for English-speaking tourists

2017-02-20T02:57:16+00:00 February 1, 2017|Categories: Home, Society, Tourism|

More and more tourists are deciding to travel independently, without previously booked tours or tourist packages, because they prefer to design their itineraries by themselves, with the help of the information they find trough the internet. Many people visiting Uruguay –especially European and US tourists- are looking for other activities beside sun and beaches. A [...]

La Cumparsita Tango Museum receives the Country Brand seal

2017-02-20T02:57:17+00:00 January 31, 2017|Categories: Culture, Home, Society, Tourism|

The place where it all started. On April 1917 the Orchestra of Roberto Firpo premiered the tango “La Cumparsita”, written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodriguez at Montevideo’s La Giralda Café. Matos, a student from the faculty of Architecture, composed the melody as a march, for the carnival troupe organized by the Uruguayan Students Federation. [...]

Uruguay celebrates its withdrawal from the region

2017-02-20T02:57:19+00:00 January 23, 2017|Categories: Home|

Uruguay has maintained a constant economic growth from 14 years. In 2016 it experienced a 1,2% rise, despite falls in Argentina (-2.5%) and Brazil (-3.5%). Also, Uruguayan exports to its Mercosur neighbors went from being a half of its total exports to one-fifth. Finally, Uruguayans feel that they achieve to liberate their economy from the [...]

Uruguay received more than 3 million tourists during 2016

2017-01-20T14:42:37+00:00 January 20, 2017|Categories: Home|

International tourism left the country more than 1800 million dollars. The number of Argentineans rise a 25%. While Montevideo is the most visited destination, more money is spent in Punta del Este. The Ministry of Tourism presented a report with the final figures of 2016 and its comparison with the numbers registered in 2015. During [...]

Uruguay: best Latin-American country in the Inclusive Development Index

2017-01-20T14:40:06+00:00 January 20, 2017|Categories: Home|

Uruguay is placed in the sixth place among developing economies in the Global ranking of Inclusive Development Index. The world Economic Forum presented the report Inclusive Developing index (IDI) that measure the performance of 109 countries. The Inclusive Development Index (IDI) is based on 12 performance indicators. In order to provide a more complete measure [...]

A Spaniard actor will be Pepe Mujica

2017-02-20T02:57:19+00:00 January 20, 2017|Categories: Home|

Spaniard actor Antonio de La Torre is part of the cast from the movie Memorias del calabozo (Dungeon Memories), directed by the Uruguayan Alvaro Brechner, and adapted from the same titled book wrote by Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro. The actor was in Uruguay and talked with Mujica, Henry Hengler and Fernández Huidobro among other former Tupamaros [...]

Uruguayan National Ballet captivate audiences and press in Spain

2017-02-20T02:57:23+00:00 December 23, 2016|Categories: Culture, Home|

The Ballet Nacional Sodre (BNS) enchanted audiences and critics in his debut tour in Spain. This is the first time a South American ballet tours Spain. The tour includes 15 performances in the renowned Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Teatros del Canal in Madrid. This is the first time that a South American [...]

Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri receives a 14-minute ovation in Milan’s La Scala

2016-12-15T11:57:44+00:00 December 15, 2016|Categories: Home|

La Scala counts a 14-minute ovation for restored Butterfly. Maria José Siri performance was praised by public and critic. The annual opera opening at the legendary La Scala has been pronounced a triumph. Riccardo Chailly version of Puccini’s original Madam Butterfly, was acclaimed both inside then opera house and outside by watchers on a giant [...]

Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco nominated for a theatre award in England

2016-12-15T11:52:31+00:00 December 15, 2016|Categories: Home|

His piece Thebas Land is a success in London. The play Thebas Land by Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco received two nominations in the Off West End Awards (also known as The Offies) in the categories Best New Play and Best Set Designer. The winners will be known in February at the award ceremony. The play [...]

Uruguayan scientist awarded

2017-02-20T02:57:26+00:00 December 12, 2016|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Home|

The Uruguayan scientist Rafael Radi received the 2016 Mexico Science and Technology Award (Premio México de Ciencia y Tecnología), one of the most important scientific awards in Ibero-America. This distinction granted by Mexico’s president is given since 1990 “to a person of recognized professional prestige who has made a significant contribution to universal scientific knowledge [...]

How Uruguayans changed their interaction with internet over the years

2017-02-20T02:57:32+00:00 November 25, 2016|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Home, Society|Tags: |

According to the 2016 Uruguayan Internet-User Profile, eight among ten Uruguayans are internet users and the digital divide is declining in the different segments of the population. Without smartphones, mobile internet or social networks. If you close your eyes and imagine you are in the beginning of the 2000 decade, you would find a world [...]