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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 [...]

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, [...]

FacePhi Establishes New LATAM Support Team in Uruguay

2020-06-08T15:42:30-03:00June 8, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , , |

FacePhi is establishing a new team in Uruguay to provide better support to its customers in Latin America. The facial recognition specialist currently provides secure onboarding services for financial institutions throughout the region, with recent clients including Argentina’s Banco de Corrientes and Uruguay’s own Creditel credit service. The company previously entered the country through a [...]

Renewable Energy in Uruguay Is Surpassing Expectations

2020-06-05T11:29:48-03:00June 5, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Production and Energy|Tags: , |

Positioned on the northern bank of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay is a nation that stands out greatly among its neighbors. Not only does the country have an excellent standard of living, but in many ways, it is a leader when it comes to renewable energy. Indeed, Uruguay has invested roughly $7 billion into [...]

Uruguay Can Launches The World’s First Traceability Platform On Blockchain For Medical Cannabis

2020-06-04T12:23:39-03:00June 4, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Uruguayans to the World|Tags: , , , , |

Uruguay Can has released a new platform built on æternity (a decentralized and scalable blockchain) that allows complete traceability in cultivation of medical cannabis. The platform development is the result of 8 months’ work carried on by Inmind, and will be put into operation next June and July during the planting phase. Every phase in [...]

Holberton School Continues LATAM Expansion With New Campus In Uruguay

2020-06-03T15:46:44-03:00June 3, 2020|Categories: Culture, Health, Science and Technology, Society|Tags: , , |

Leading tuition-deferred coding school now has 11 worldwide campuses, 5 in Latin America Holberton School, the tuition-deferred college alternative educating the next generation of digital workers, announced today the opening of a new location in a second Latin American country, Uruguay. This new campus, opening in Montevideo, brings Holberton’s total campus count to 11 worldwide [...]

Uruguay, the exception to Latin America’s COVID-19 surge

2020-06-02T12:36:12-03:00June 2, 2020|Categories: Economy, Health, Science and Technology, Society|Tags: , |

Latin America has become the new center of spread for the COVID-19 pandemic. Distressing images from Guayaquil and Manaus are met with riots in Santiago, Chile and the empty thoroughfares of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today, most of the continent lives under strict quarantine. Uruguay is an exception, with the country seeing the shallowest decline in [...]

Uruguay’s dLocal integrates with Shopify

2020-05-20T13:37:01-03:00May 20, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Made In|Tags: , , |

dLocal, an Uruguayan company that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, recently announced a partnership with Canadian e-commerce company Shopify. This partnership allows international e-commerce merchants to accept local payment methods in emerging markets through dLocal’s payment processing network. With dLocal, merchants can bypass the typically time-consuming setup through a payment gateway and gain real-time [...]

Why Uruguay’s Unprecedented Shift to Clean Energy Is a Model for the World

2020-04-29T15:15:46-03:00April 29, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Production and Energy, Society|Tags: , , |

In terms of progressive ideas, Uruguay has always punched above its weight. It introduced a free, universal public education system in 1878, 40 years before the United States. Eventually, Uruguay blossomed into one of the most robust social welfare states in Latin America, with the region’s lowest income inequality. It was the first country in the world to [...]

Coronavirus: Only one country was willing to help trapped Kiwi cruise passengers

2020-04-14T20:12:48-03:00April 13, 2020|Categories: Country Brand, Health, Science and Technology, Home, Society|Tags: , , |

Once the relieved New Zealand and Australian cruise passengers repatriated from the Greg Mortimer, stranded for days in South America, settle into life back home, they may care to reflect on the heroic rescue by Uruguayan authorities. The successful operation is the subject of immense national pride in Uruguay, the story dominating front pages in the [...]

France praises the work of Plan Ceibal in uruguayan education

2020-04-14T19:56:20-03:00April 13, 2020|Categories: Country Brand, Health, Science and Technology|Tags: , , |

The French state media highlighted the benefits of virtual education in the times of COVID-19. With the headline "In Uruguay, confined students benefit from a unique virtual education policy", the French state-run media Radio France Internationale (RFI) highlighted the key role that Plan Ceibal ("One Laptop Per Child") currently plays in continuing with the educational tasks [...]

Uruguayan researchers develop new COVID-19 test

2020-04-14T20:07:04-03:00April 13, 2020|Categories: Country Brand, Health, Science and Technology, Made In|Tags: , , , |

The country also sequenced the entire genome in local patients. In record time, Uruguay managed to respond to the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating once again the commitment and leadership of its scientific professionals. Following the agreement signed between the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), the University of the Republic (UdelaR) and the [...]