Uruguay is one of the 20 best democracies in the world

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

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

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. [...]

How Uruguayans changed their interaction with internet over the years

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 [...]

According to the Inter-American Development Bank, Uruguay is the country with the biggest middle class of the Americas

October 27, 2016|Categories: Economy, Society|

A social study from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entitled Social Pulse in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016: Realities & Perspectives, says that Uruguay is the country with the biggest middle class in the region and explains the reasons why. The IDB report about realities and perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean, indicates [...]

A virtual tourist guide to visit Uruguay

October 19, 2016|Categories: Home, Society, Tourism|

Vívela offers touristic suggestions outside the classic circuits. Tourism has changed. Visitors no longer want to meet only the classic monuments or historic sites, but to live new experiences and to know places trough local eyes. At least this is what believes Gonzalo Vega one of the creators of Vívela, an app that aims to [...]

The new Uruguayan apps

September 21, 2016|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Home, Society|Tags: |

After the success of apps like Pedidos Ya, Paganza and Bullet Boy, other local applications arise. When talking about domestic industry, software is often placed in the last position. But, Uruguay is become in the last years a technological pole and a developer of software and applications, not only meant for the local market. A [...]

Uruguay has a low corruption perception among the Americas

August 29, 2016|Categories: Home, Society|

Corruption perception is 6% in the judicial system, 38% in the political parties and 50% in the Police, says a survey among company executives. In Brazil, hundreds of companies and impresarios where involved in corruption scandals that also reached the highest government positions, including the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff. Other massive scale investigations about [...]

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö: “Finnish investors have found in Uruguay a trustworthy partner”

August 29, 2016|Categories: Home, Society|

“It was an excellent visit”, said the Finnish president Sauli Niinistö in his last public appearance in Uruguay, before returning to his country after a two-day visit. He added that Finnish investors “found here a reliable partner”. And he remarked the ruling experience of his host, Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez. He also said he could [...]

China opened its market to Uruguayan blueberries

August 16, 2016|Categories: Economy, Home, Society|

The company Gamorel will make the first shipment on October. China opened its market to Uruguayan blueberries. The fruit is considered “the XXI century fruit” for its taste and its health benefits. In addition, Uruguay along with Argentina, will host the next International Blueberry Organization’s 2016 summit in September Regarding the opening of the Chinese [...]

Private education doubles it bet in Punta del Este

August 9, 2016|Categories: Society|

With an initial investment of 12 million dollars, the International College opened its doors in Punta del Este aspiring to have 1500 students in three years. Other private institutions are experiencing growth of 30% in their student body. Punta del Este is Uruguay’s main touristic destination. The recent 30 million dollars invested in the new [...]

Uruguay Natural adds Uruguay Audiovisual, new sectorial Brand for an activity seeking its place in the world

August 4, 2016|Categories: Society|

“Uruguay Audiovisual” appears as a tool to further promote Uruguay in the audiovisual sector both locally and abroad. The new Brand is a creation of institute Uruguay XXI in collaboration with the Dirección de Cine y Audiovisual Nacional (ICAU) and representatives from the private sector. The brand Uruguay Audiovisual – third sectorial Brand to be [...]