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Uruguay: The Safe Haven You Should Pay Attention To

2020-12-01T11:07:14-03:00December 1, 2020|Categories: Economy, Tourism|Tags: , |

Yesterday, I was out at a stunning new golf community just outside of Cabo. There’s been a major water issue with many of the golf courses here. They can only be watered with grey water—which is fine during normal times—but because the hotels have been quieter than usual, there hasn’t been enough wastewater in recent [...]

UNWTO in Uruguay: Marking resilience and supporting tourism’s sustainable restart

2020-11-26T12:36:06-03:00November 26, 2020|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , |

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has concluded his official visit to the Americas with a series of high-level meetings in Uruguay. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with President Luis Lacalle Pou to learn more about his government’s work to support tourism businesses and workers, and to agree on deepening UNWTOs collaboration on the [...]

Uruguay launches new citrus varieties

2020-11-26T11:54:18-03:00November 24, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , |

Four new mandarins and three new oranges are also being made available for overseas growers. The Uruguayan Citrus Consortium has launched a raft of new citrus varieties after more than 30 years of research and development. The range comprises four new mandarin varieties and three new orange varieties, covering a wide marketing window, that have [...]

Siigo Expands Latin American Presence to Uruguay By Joining Forces with Memory

2020-11-20T15:32:23-03:00November 20, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Siigo, the leading ERP software company for small- and medium-businesses (SMBs) in Colombia, today announced that it has joined forces with Memory, a leading ERP provider for SMBs in Uruguay. This acquisition marks Siigo's second geographic expansion in less than three months, after acquiring Contífico, ERP software provider in Ecuador in August 2020. Siigo received [...]

Holberton School’s Montevideo Campus Inaugurated by Uruguay’s Minister of Labor and Social Welfare

2020-11-18T13:01:15-03:00November 18, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |

Holberton School, the college alternative educating the next generation of software engineers, alongside Fundación Zonamerica, hosted a ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of its Montevideo, Uruguay campus in Jacksonville. This initiative aims to reduce the digital talent gap existing in the country to satisfy the needs of the local technological industry by training students to [...]

Town and Country Living in Uruguay’s Interior

2020-11-11T12:33:00-03:00November 12, 2020|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , , |

Homestead living has always been part of the move-abroad dream. It’s not for everyone—the realities of cattle ranching or fruit farming are often far removed from the bucolic fantasy that seemed so attractive from the warmth of an office cubicle—but that said, it does work out well for many who try it. In Uruguay, you [...]

Uruguay’s unified response to COVID-19 has helped it avoid the same fate as its neighbours

2020-11-09T13:36:39-03:00November 10, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , |

There's a national proverb that sums up the democratic spirit of Uruguay: "Where nobody is better than anybody else". When I was moving back to Australia from South America in 2013, this small liberal country introduced same-sex marriage, tackled complex issues like the legalisation of marijuana and then rounded out the year by celebrating the [...]

Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay’s wine evolution

2020-10-27T12:09:23-03:00November 6, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines|Tags: , , , |

Uruguay is one of the most exciting—and least talked about—winemaking nations in the world. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, Uruguay is one of the world’s leading producers of soybeans, beeswax, quinces, and horse meat—no mention of its booming wine industry here, nor any suggestions as to which wines would pair best with horse [...]

How Uruguay is advancing its National Adaptation Plan across cities through adaptive solutions and education

2020-11-03T11:31:11-03:00November 3, 2020|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

Climate change is one of the main challenge cities will have to face in the coming future. Mitigation and adaptation are the two main approaches to cope with the effects of climate change on the earth and its population. There is international consensus that greening strategies in cities are one of the most effective adaptation [...]

Uruguay leads the Idere Latam ranking

2020-10-27T10:56:21-03:00October 28, 2020|Categories: Rankings|Tags: |

Of the 182 regions surveyed, 13 have a high level of development; Uruguay is in the first position. Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina are the only countries in Latin America that have regions with a high level of development, according to a survey that gathers eight universities and local study centers, including the Getulio Vargas Foundation. [...]

DISA becomes second largest retail player in Uruguay

2020-10-08T16:43:24-03:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

The Spanish group has acquired Petrobras' energy businesses in the country, including 88 gas stations. The entry into Uruguay brings the total number of DISA retail sites to over 930 locations. The energy company DISA continues its international expansion following the agreement reached with Brazil's Petrobras to acquire its fuel distribution, convenience shop, lube, fertilizer [...]

One American’s Unexpected Love Letter to Uruguay During the Global Pandemic

2020-10-06T11:46:16-03:00October 6, 2020|Categories: Culture, Home|Tags: , |

Dearest Uruguay, I landed here on February 25th, and my plan was to stay with you for one month. My return flight home to New York City was booked for March 25th. That flight was canceled. Your airport was closed, and as I write this 7 months later, we are still together. During these last [...]