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So far Camila Olivera has created 67 blog entries.

How to Make the Chivito, According to Uruguayan Chef Martín Lavecchia

2020-07-08T12:00:49-03:00July 8, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , |

The chivito is a uniquely Uruguayan sandwich. The English translation of the dish is “little goat,” but the recipe doesn’t call for the namesake ingredient. Culture Trip speaks with Uruguayan chef Martín Lavecchia to learn how to recreate the famous hearty classic Uruguayan dish at home. A chivito always consists of a slice of beef, [...]

In Midst of Covid Chaos, One Latin American Nation Gets It Right

2020-07-06T12:57:26-03:00July 6, 2020|Categories: Culture, Society|Tags: |

Uruguay has become an oasis in the middle of a Covid-19 storm. Despite sharing a border with Brazil, a coronavirus epicenter, the nation hasn’t had more than 100 active cases at any point for almost a month. In all, it’s reported just 932 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and 27 deaths. Next door, Argentina [...]

5 Ways My Life is Healthier in Uruguay

2020-07-01T11:16:29-03:00July 1, 2020|Categories: Culture, Made In, Tourism|Tags: , , , , |

I moved to Uruguay in 2006 for a mix of reasons: a new adventure, a simpler life, and to invest in real estate. Healthier living wasn’t on my list. It was a side benefit I discovered once here. And now, it’s one of the things about Uruguay I appreciate most. How, specifically, does my expat [...]

Uruguay Set to Amp Up its Cash Rebates, Fiscal Incentives

2020-06-25T12:59:12-03:00June 25, 2020|Categories: Culture, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , , |

Uruguay’s relatively new cash rebates, which attracted the likes of Keanu Reeves-produced Netflix series “Conquest” to shoot in the capital of Montevideo, is primed for expansion by the new film-friendly government led by new President Luis Lacalle Pou, who was sworn in on March 1. “The government is deeply committed to supporting the audiovisual industry, [...]

The biologist on the hunt for extracellular ribosomes

2020-06-24T12:46:28-03:00June 24, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , |

A serendipitous finding led Juan Pablo Tosar to uncover the protein-making machinery outside cells — a discovery that has scientists rethinking fundamental assumptions. If Juan Pablo Tosar hadn’t been so forgetful, he would never have stumbled across a finding that threatens to upend a basic tenet of cell biology. In 2016, two months after he [...]

Uruguay’s ‘Summer Hit,’ ‘Las rojas,’ ‘Mateína,’ Set for Cannes’ Producers Network

2020-06-23T11:14:49-03:00June 23, 2020|Categories: Culture, Made In, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , |

Pablo Stoll’s “Summer Hit,” Matías Lucchessi’s “Las rojas,” Joaquín Peñagaricano and Pablo Abdala’s “Mateína” are some of the Uruguayan projects at different stages participating in a spotlight at Cannes’ Producers Network on the Marché du Film’s digital platform on Tuesday 23. Five Uruguayan companies, Tarkiofilm, Cimarrón, Montelona, Nadador and Salado, have been selected by the [...]

11 startups in Uruguay to keep an eye on in 2020

2020-06-22T12:52:40-03:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , |

We know d-Local and PedidosYa are some of the most funded startups in Uruguay, but they’re not the only companies with real value in the country. I feel like Uruguayan startups are like hidden creatures, but once you spot them, you start discovering more and more. Therefore, I searched far and wide, meditated a lot, [...]

One of Greenest Utilities to Seek Backers for Uruguay Power Line

2020-06-22T12:28:15-03:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Production and Energy|Tags: , , |

Uruguay’s state-run electric utility plans to ask local pension funds and other investors to back development of a $250 million transmission line to make its grid more reliable and expand its ability to sell excess power to neighboring countries. The 240-kilometer (150-mile) line will be financed in part through a stock or bond offering early [...]

This is what happened to the artists worldwide

2020-06-18T13:05:04-03:00June 18, 2020|Categories: Culture, Uruguayans around the world|Tags: , , |

Facing an uncertain near future and aiming to ease their anxiety, our artists and technical staff teamed to create an innovative app to inspire and help people discover their own talent. At the beginning of 2020, while touring with a series of presentations around many cities in China, we glimpsed the danger which could spread [...]

For less than $400,000 you can now get Uruguay tax residency

2020-06-17T13:09:36-03:00June 17, 2020|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

Starting in July, foreigners who live at least 60 days a year in Uruguay and buy real estate valued above 3.5 million inflation-linked UI - currently equivalent to $378,000 - will qualify for tax residency. Newcomers can also obtain residency by investing more than 15 million UI in a business that creates at least 15 [...]

A stilt house in Uruguay made of different types of wood

2020-06-12T10:39:56-03:00June 12, 2020|Categories: Architecture & Design, Tourism|Tags: , , , , |

The residence designed by Delfina Riverti and Fram Arquitectos in La Juanita is a composition of wooden volumes lifted from the ground. Located near the José Ignacio Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, the residence designed by Fram Arquitectos and Delfina Riverti is the stilted structure made of different types of wood, forming in a composition [...]

The Promise of Uruguay

2020-06-10T12:53:41-03:00June 10, 2020|Categories: Food & Wines, Made In|Tags: , , , |

Something is incredibly familiar to me about Uruguay. It reminds me of Southern California in the 1970s when I was growing up. It seems so untouched and original. People are friendly. Ambiance is chilled and natural. Beaches are pristine like the countryside. It’s unspoiled. Of course, I have only been to Punta del Este a [...]