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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 [...]

Why Garzón, Uruguay Is the World’s Best Under-the-Radar Foodie Destination

2020-01-14T10:22:57-03:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Culture, Home, Tourism|Tags: , , , |

On a Monday evening, standing on a dirt road in a tiny Uruguayan town, I found myself sipping a grapefruit Negroni and mingling with a group of journalists and wine industry professionals. Some fires blazed nearby, sending wafts of smoke up into the air as a scraggly dog sat near my feet and waiters passed [...]

How Punta del Este Became the Jet-Set Playground of South America

2020-01-14T10:01:29-03:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Culture, Home, Tourism|Tags: , , , |

There's a reason it's known as the “Monaco of the South." Every year, in the period between Christmas and New Year’s, the population of Punta del Este, Uruguay swells from under 10,000 to around 400,000. About two hours up the coast from Montevideo, Punta—as the locals call it—has been dubbed the “Hamptons of South America” [...]

Uruguay’s The Sharks Wins the Awards for Best Film and Best Actress at the Milan Film Festival

2019-10-14T11:05:48-03:00October 14, 2019|Categories: Culture, Home, Made In|Tags: , , , |

The Uruguayan film The Sharks / Los tiburones, the debut feature by writer-director Lucía Garibaldi, has topped the 24th edition of the Milan Film Festival winning the awards for Best International Feature and for Best Actress. An engaging and provocative coming-of-age tale, The Sharks tells the story of 14-year-old Rosina (played by the wonderful newcomer [...]

URUGUAY AT EXPO BEIJING 2019

2019-05-07T12:15:33-03:00May 7, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

From April 28 to October 7, Uruguay will be present at the largest horticultural exhibition in Asia with a country stand that shows it as a reliable supplier of food and services for China and the world. The agency for the promotion of investments, exports and country brand, Uruguay XXI coordinates the presence of Uruguay [...]

MONTEVIDEO IS THE SOUTH AMERICAN CITY WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE

2019-04-26T10:25:35-03:00April 26, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , , |

The Uruguayan capital was once again valued by the consulting firm Mercer and retains its status in the 2019 ranking in the region. Mercer's latest evaluation valued Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, as the one with the highest quality of life in South America. In this annual ranking, the most southern capital of the [...]

Uruguay a Good Place to Live, Invest or Visit? Country Report

2020-05-29T14:07:36-03:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Country Brand, Home|Tags: , |

When thinking about Uruguay, what comes to your mind? A question we asked on our Facebook page. Here some of the answers: “Uruguay is an amazing country. It has very nice places like José Ignacio where you can rest and enjoy the beauty and gastronomy of the place. Colonia is a beautiful and very interesting [...]

How Uruguay is Evolving as Tourist Destination | Interview with Benjamín Liberof

2020-05-29T14:10:46-03:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Home, Tourism|Tags: , |

Benjamín Liberoff, Uruguay’s Vice Minister of Tourism, in this interview illustrates how the popular destination has changed over the years, what makes it unique in South America and where he likes to spend his own vacation. Our interview with Benjamín Liberoff is part of a special series and report on Uruguay. Benjamin, you are Uruguay’s [...]

Uruguay a Good Place for Filmmakers and Feature Film Productions? Interview with Pepi Gonçalvez

2020-05-29T14:12:13-03:00February 20, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

The media – and feature films especially – influence how we perceive countries, how we imagine them to be, especially if we haven’t had the chance to visit or experience them ourselves. Apart from “hard” factors such as tax incentives or legal frameworks, a country’s ability to attract visitors, talented professionals or businesses and funding [...]

A quintessentially Uruguayan evening in London

2019-01-07T18:00:50-03:00December 11, 2018|Categories: Culture, Home, Made In, Tourism|Tags: |

Football, wine and the best of Uruguayan gastronomy celebrated at the Emirates Stadium. London, 21st November 2018. Uruguay’s country brand ‘Uruguay Natural’ travelled to London last week to use the friendly match against Brazil in the Emirates Stadium as a platform to promote and position the country abroad. The match took place last Friday, 16th [...]

Uruguay celebrated 30 years of diplomatic relations with China with successful country promotion activities

2019-02-11T15:09:46-03:00November 26, 2018|Categories: Country Brand, Culture, Home, Made In|Tags: |

As a result of its participation in the China-LAC summit, the China International Import Expo and the organization of the Uruguay Week in China, the Chinese press published almost 200 newspaper articles. Throughout 2018, Uruguay celebrated 30 years of friendship with China by participating in various events and promoting the "Uruguay in China Week" in [...]

Uruguay Natural arrived to London and Paris with the Uruguayan National Team

2019-02-11T11:24:38-03:00November 22, 2018|Categories: Country Brand, Home, Made In, Tourism|Tags: , |

The international friendly matches played by La Celeste in Europe, against Brazil and France, were the scene of two activities to promote the Country Brand. Football, a fundamental element of Uruguayan national identity, served as a framework for the presentation and promotion of the country abroad. On this occasion, Uruguay XXI, the country's investment, export [...]