Chile, Uruguay and Costa Rica lead Latin America in sustainable development progress

2021-03-05T16:11:34-03:00March 5, 2021|Categories: Economy, Rankings|Tags: , , |

According to the SDG Center for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Los Andes University and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the results were not encouraging even before the pandemic. Climate action is the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in which Latin America has improved the most, while Innovation is the worst. In 2015, the [...]

For eighth year in a row Uruguay is the best in Latin America in Transparency International ranking

2021-02-03T11:44:07-03:00February 2, 2021|Categories: Rankings|Tags: , |

The country once again leads in corruption perception in the region and ranks second in the American continent behind Canada. The new report of the NGO Transparency International (TI) on perception of corruption once again ranked Uruguay as the best country in the region and the second in the Americas, only behind Canada. The 2020 edition [...]

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. [...]

dLocal becomes Latin America’s latest fintech unicorn

2020-09-23T10:39:43-03:00September 23, 2020|Categories: Economy, Rankings|Tags: , , |

Montevideo, Uruguay-based fintech dLocal has achieved a valuation of US$1.2bn, making it Latin America’s latest fintech unicorn Not only is it one of the continent’s most highly valued fintechs it is also Uruguay’s first and (to date) only unicorn. The company reached the milestone following a $200m funding round led by previous investor General Atlantic, [...]

Uruguay: a Tiny Country Turned Mighty Nearshore Outsourcing Hub

2020-08-19T16:07:49-03:00August 19, 2020|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Rankings|Tags: , , |

Uruguay might not come immediately to mind when it comes to Latin American nearshore powerhouses, yet its potential, talented pool of developers and facilities for foreign companies has definitely made this little South American destination worth a more thorough look. Discover what has earned Uruguay the nickname “The Silicon Valley of South America” and what [...]

Why Uruguay Finished First in Our Anti-Corruption Ranking

2020-08-04T09:33:30-03:00August 3, 2020|Categories: Rankings, Society|Tags: , |

Economy and geography helped the country top the CCC Index. But the key is politics. When Uruguay was included in this year’s Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index, we knew that the small South American nation had a good chance of ranking first among the 15 countries analyzed. After all, Uruguay typically performs well compared to [...]

Uruguay: in the top 10 of Best in Travel 2020 according to Lonely Planet

2020-05-29T13:51:08-03:00October 22, 2019|Categories: Rankings, Tourism|Tags: , , |

The best destinations, journeys and sustainable travel experiences for the year ahead according to Lonely Planet. If Uruguay isn’t already on your South American bucket list, 2020 is the perfect year to add it. With 660km of Río de la Plata and Atlantic shoreline, a burgeoning wine industry, bubbling hot springs and endless rolling rangelands where South [...]

Uruguay is one of the 20 best democracies in the world

2017-02-20T02:57:16-03:00February 1, 2017|Categories: Home, Rankings, Society|

Uruguay is in the top 20 as a “full democracy”, according to the 2016 Democracy Index made by the magazine The Economist. For the first time, and after Donald Trump’s victory, United States is considered a “flawed democracy”. The 2016 ranking is leaded by Norway and has Uruguay in the 19th position, with a score [...]