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María Riccetto Talks About Her New Role as Artistic Director of Uruguay’s Ballet Nacional de Sodre

2021-02-17T11:51:22-03:00February 17, 2021|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

On January 1, 2021, Uruguayan ballerina María Riccetto officially became the new director of her national ballet company, Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Seldom has the selection of a new leader felt so apt. Riccetto's career has been a model of hard work, perseverance and attention to craft, rewarded by recognition and responsibility. Many ballet lovers [...]

The night sky: Best places to stargaze in Uruguay

2021-02-10T17:18:21-03:00February 10, 2021|Categories: Culture, Tourism|Tags: , |

If you’re from the northern hemisphere, the brilliance of the Milky Way in the night sky in Uruguay takes your breath away. But where are the best stargazing places near you? The best spots in Uruguay to observe the Milky Way were surveyed by NASA-recognised photographer Fefo Bouvier for his digital work Mirá las estrellas [...]

Higher Standards, Kaya’s Cannabis Retail Experience In Uruguay Is A Feast For The Senses

2021-01-05T11:09:47-03:00January 5, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wines|Tags: , , |

Weed, art, food, live music, and friends. The perfect combo has materialized in Uruguay, as two of the top high-end brands in cannabis have partnered up to create a unique retail experience in the first country in the world to legalize adult-use cannabis. Higher Standards, Kaya Herb House and Oracabessa Ventures Limited have come together to [...]

Uruguay Boosts Rebates for International Shoots, Co-Productions

2020-12-10T14:54:57-03:00December 10, 2020|Categories: Culture, Film & Art, Home|Tags: , , , |

By Emilio Mayora Uruguay’s government has announced new and ambitious film-TV legislation aimed at converting the small Latin American nation into a far larger film-TV hub via a new series of cash rebates for international shoots and co-productions with Uruguay. Coming as Uruguay neighbors Brazil and Argentina battle huge challenges to state film funding – [...]

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 [...]

12 Companies Driving Growth in Uruguay’s Expanding Production Sector

2020-09-07T12:35:52-03:00September 7, 2020|Categories: Culture, Film & Art|Tags: , , |

Uruguay’s already expanding industry still has plenty of room to grow and looks primed to do so with its new financing pilot program about to be extended until 2025 and a host of companies who cut their teeth in international co-production. Below, Variety highlights twelve Uruguayan companies with outstanding resumes in both domestic and international [...]

Tango Lovers’ I AM TANGO Will Be Broadcast August 1 on BroadwayWorld

2020-07-30T10:13:09-03:00July 28, 2020|Categories: Culture, Made In, Uruguayans around the world|Tags: , |

Multiple times awarded "Best Show of the Year" Tango Lovers Company will premiere on BroadwayWorld on August 1st. Tango Lovers' latest production "I am Tango" premiered for the first time in New York on March 2018 and last year, during its Euro-Asian tour, it was also presented by the most prestigious theater in Istanbul, Turkey. [...]

70 years on from the ‘Maracanazo’, Brazil and Uruguay cannot forget

2020-07-22T10:10:14-03:00July 22, 2020|Categories: Culture, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , , |

Brazil great Pele was nine years old when his country suffered the “Maracanazo” trauma as Uruguay came from behind to win 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro to claim the 1950 World Cup. Pele’s father burst into tears when the winning goal was scored by Alcides Ghiggia. The young Pele promised his father he would win [...]

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society builds educational partnership in Uruguay

2020-07-20T12:39:41-03:00July 20, 2020|Categories: Culture, Education|Tags: , , |

IDSS will provide support to learners who take the MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science. In addition to making online education crucial to continued learning, the coronavirus pandemic poses the kind of global, societal challenges that must be addressed with rigorous data analysis. As the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and [...]

Gabriela Hearst to Show Spring 2021 Collection During Paris Fashion Week

2020-07-13T12:41:17-03:00July 13, 2020|Categories: Culture, Made In, Uruguayans around the world|Tags: , |

Sustainability and luxury with a conscience have long been hallmarks of her brand. As reported, Paris Fashion Week will take place this fall with physical shows, augmented by a digital platform. The spring 2021 women’s wear fashion week will be held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 6. Hearst’s show date hasn’t been set yet. The [...]

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 [...]