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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A new guide of Uruguay for English-speaking tourists

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

More and more tourists are deciding to travel independently, without previously booked tours or tourist packages, because they prefer to design their itineraries by themselves, with the help of the information they find trough the internet. Many people visiting Uruguay –especially European and US tourists- are looking for other activities beside sun and beaches. A [...]

La Cumparsita Tango Museum receives the Country Brand seal

2017-02-20T02:57:17-03:00January 31, 2017|Categories: Culture, Home, Society, Tourism|

The place where it all started. On April 1917 the Orchestra of Roberto Firpo premiered the tango “La Cumparsita”, written by Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodriguez at Montevideo’s La Giralda Café. Matos, a student from the faculty of Architecture, composed the melody as a march, for the carnival troupe organized by the Uruguayan Students Federation. [...]

How Uruguayans changed their interaction with internet over the years

2017-02-20T02:57:32-03:00November 25, 2016|Categories: Health, Science and Technology, Home, Society|Tags: |

According to the 2016 Uruguayan Internet-User Profile, eight among ten Uruguayans are internet users and the digital divide is declining in the different segments of the population. Without smartphones, mobile internet or social networks. If you close your eyes and imagine you are in the beginning of the 2000 decade, you would find a world [...]

According to the Inter-American Development Bank, Uruguay is the country with the biggest middle class of the Americas

2017-02-20T02:57:36-03:00October 27, 2016|Categories: Economy, Society|

A social study from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) entitled Social Pulse in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016: Realities & Perspectives, says that Uruguay is the country with the biggest middle class in the region and explains the reasons why. The IDB report about realities and perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean, indicates [...]

A virtual tourist guide to visit Uruguay

2017-02-20T02:57:39-03:00October 19, 2016|Categories: Home, Society, Tourism|

Vívela offers touristic suggestions outside the classic circuits. Tourism has changed. Visitors no longer want to meet only the classic monuments or historic sites, but to live new experiences and to know places trough local eyes. At least this is what believes Gonzalo Vega one of the creators of Vívela, an app that aims to [...]