Interview Juan Campodónico: “Uruguay is a place where happiness is cheaper than elsewhere”

2017-02-21T11:37:32+00:00 February 21, 2017|Categories: Culture, Home|Tags: |

From Uruguay, Juan Campodónico has leaded an assortment of musical projects of international projection. At the end of the nineties he was part of the rock and hip-hop band Peyote Asesino. At the beginning of the XXI century he created Bajofondo, along with Argentinean producer Gustavo Santaolalla, a project that toured many times the world [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

In Montevideo, a Restaurant Serving Old-School Recipes

2017-02-23T15:02:12+00:00 April 11, 2016|Categories: Culture, Society|

Ask anyone who hasn’t spent time in Uruguay what they know about that country’s food, and you may hear mentions of asado, barbecue cooked over a wood fire, or chivito, a steak sandwich topped with bacon, cheese and vegetables. But you’ll often be met with a blank stare. Hugo Soca is hoping to change this [...]

Uruguay first Latin American sustainable school begins classes

2016-04-01T10:10:17+00:00 March 31, 2016|Categories: Culture, Home, Society|

Construction of the building used 2,000 tires, 5,000 glass bottles, 21,500 square feet of cardboard and 8,000 aluminum cans. The first sustainable public school in Latin America started classes Wednesday after three and a half months of construction with recycled materials, informed the center on Twitter. The sustainable facility is located in Jaureguiberry, a city in the southern [...]

Uruguay Opens Latin America’s First Sustainable School

2016-04-01T10:08:44+00:00 March 18, 2016|Categories: Culture, Health, Science and Technology, Home, Society, Weekly Newsletter|

Jaureguiberry, a city in the southern Uruguayan province of Canelones, has opened the first sustainable public school in Latin America after three and a half months of construction with recycled materials, officials said. The school’s grand opening on Wednesday drew national officials, teachers, students and local residents. The Early and Primary Education Council, or CEIP, [...]